Archives: Courses

Feb
20

S.T.E.M. Part Two: Technology

This course is the second in a four-part series on S.T.E.M. in the classroom. Technology in the classroom is defined as not electronics but simple machines such as catapults, levers and pulleys. The course explains how the technologies work, how they are used in everyday life and how you can guide the children to make […]

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Jan
17

S.T.E.M. Part One: Science

This course explains the scientific method and how it can be used in early childhood education. It goes on to explain ways to incorporate other areas of learning into science such as math and literacy. It includes multiple videos with examples of great activities you can do in your center to encourage science with the […]

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Nov
20

What About Me? A Guide to Avoiding or Overcoming Burnout

This course defines, in detail, what burnout is. There are many common symptoms. Some people have one, some have a few and some have them all! We will discuss what to do if you are have symptoms and feel that you are starting to experience burnout, in the depths of burnout or just thinking ahead […]

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Sep
15

Teaching a Love of Letters and Words

This course is packed with tips and activities on how to teach children from infants through school age how to have fun with letters and words. Teaching the formation of letters, letter sounds, words and a love of books is one of the most important gifts you can give a child. Course length  – 3.0 […]

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Aug
11

Early Childhood Management

This course is geared specifically towards management such as owners and directors. However, anyone can take advantage of the valuable information regarding facility tours, orientation, checking children in and out, staffing needs, professional development, storing and dispensing medication, emergency drills, safety, family involvement and community involvement. This course is filled with information and printable forms […]

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Aug
11

Positive Behavior Management: Focusing on Children with Special Needs

Positive Behavior Management speaks to the fact that all difficult behavior is not the result of poor choices. Sometimes children aren’t making poor choices but rather have unmet needs that we don’t understand. In order to meet these needs, we must have a basic understanding of what they are. The course includes several videos introducing […]

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May
18

The Best Me I Can Be: Building a Child’s Healthy Self Image

This course addresses your role in the vital development of a child’s healthy self-image. It’s purpose is to enable you to encourage that development in each child in your care. This includes building a child’s self confidence, social skills, emotional maturity and emotional control. It also addresses teaching a child about physical health and the […]

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Mar
20

Blocks, Math & Manipulatives Extended Edition

Blocks, math and manipulatives are sometimes three separate centers but often combined in a variety of ways. This course explores the materials that may be included in all three centers. Included are tips and activities for various ages to make the most of all three areas. This extended course covers everything that is in the […]

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Jan
25

Math, Art and Science with Toddlers

This course focuses on specific activities to teach math, art and science to toddlers! It’s never too early to start teaching these concepts. The course is filled with videos showing fun ways to do hands on activities with this age group. You will finish this course with tons of new ideas for your toddler lesson […]

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Jan
02

Teaching Infants and Toddlers

Teaching Infants and Toddlers is a course about the day to day responsibilities of the infant and toddler teacher. The basics of feeding, diapering and nap time will help a new teacher learn safe and age appropriate practices and the many suggested activities will help the more experienced teacher with new ideas. Sensory activities and […]

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Dec
06

All About Sensory

This course describes eight senses, focusing mainly on the basic five of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. It explains where each sense begins and how it develops. Activities are provided that teach about each sense. An introduction to sensory processing disorder is also included. A great form is provided for information gathering if you […]

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Oct
17

Back to Basics: Teaching Colors, Shapes, Letters and Numbers

The basics of early childhood include teaching the little ones about colors, shapes, letters and numbers. This course will introduce theories about what order to teach letters in, as well as whether to teach capital or lower case first, last or together and theory details. Its covers methods to use and activities to perform with […]

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Aug
11

Milestones: Observations and Assessments

This course introduces three possible tools to use when performing observations and screenings. Ages and Stages, which has screenings done primarily by the parents; Brigance, where the screenings are done primarily by a teacher or other staff member; or designing and creating a custom screening tool that is specific to the children you teach. A […]

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Jul
08

Safety and Basic First Aide

Basic safety and first aid should be taught to every early childhood educator before they ever assume care for children. We are responsible for keeping the children in our care as safe as possible. This course explores safe handling of medications and cleaning supplies as well as delving into earthquake, tornado and fire drills, safe […]

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Apr
25

Curriculum and Lesson Planning – Hybrid

Lesson planning can seem overwhelming for a new teacher and for a more experienced teacher, it can be hard to keep it fresh. This course will deliver step by step instructions on taking either boxed curriculum or your own ideas and turning them into a written lesson plan. The process is broken down into easy […]

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Apr
24

Curriculum and Lesson Planning – Online

Lesson planning can seem overwhelming for a new teacher and for a more experienced teacher, it can be hard to keep it fresh. This course will deliver step by step instructions on taking either boxed curriculum or your own ideas and turning them into a written lesson plan. The process is broken down into easy […]

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Mar
25

Circle Time: The Importance of Planning

Circle time and small group time should be fun and flexible while having a routine that the children can predict and count on. There are many possible elements and it’s important to include the ones that are right for your age group. Don’t feel required to include anything that isn’t right for you and don’t […]

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Mar
20

Encouraging Family and Community Involvement

Connecting with family members of the children you serve is necessary in order to truly know and understand your children. It is also a necessary step to making the family comfortable with their choice to leave their children with you. Your relationship with the families you serve is a vital part of being successful as […]

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Feb
24

Busy Boxes for Independent Quiet Activities

There are always little periods of time when the children need an activity, but you don’t have time for free play in centers. What do you do with those times? Consider making a stash of busy boxes to bring out so each child has their own individual box or bag with quiet, independent activities that […]

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Feb
24

School Age Children: The Age Range Challenge

Teaching five year old’s and twelve year old’s at the same time is a huge challenge. This course addresses the challenge and describes multiple ways to unite the children in relationships with each other. It offers multiple ideas for activities and games that will teach them important lessons while giving them hours of fun and […]

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