Archives: Courses

Sep
03

COVID in Early Childhood Education

COVID 19 has brought a lot of changes to early childhood education. Many centers and home cares have closed either temporarily or permanently. It has been a difficult time for everyone. This course provides detailed approaches and suggestions for dealing with all of the extra responsibilities that have come with COVID 19. Course length – […]

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Aug
20

Transitions

Transitions can be the toughest times throughout the day for teachers and children alike! We need to understand exactly why transitions are so difficult and how we can make these times work better for everyone involved. Children are extremely sensitive to change and we need to be sensitive to their needs. Course Length – 1.5 […]

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Jul
24

Learning Through Play

A child’s “job” is to play! They learn best by playing freely and interacting with their friends. This course explores the five basic areas of child development and how a child can progress in those areas through free play. There are multiple printable resources including small posters about learning through play that you can print […]

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Jun
20

Teaching Life Skills to School Age Children

This course is about teaching school age children the life skills they need to do well in their classrooms, relationships and in future endeavors. As children grow, they need to take more and more responsibility for their own lives and the adults in their lives can be great assets in helping them along the way. […]

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Jun
06

School Age Science and Art

This course covers what science and art should look like for our school age children and why they are important. We cover what the scientific process is and how to follow it with specific examples. It is filled with ideas for interesting and educational activities that you can take back to your classroom and implement […]

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May
15

Nutrition, Health and Hygiene

This course covers many aspects of nutrition and health for children from the perspective of the 5-2-1-0 initiative. They recommend at least 5 fruits and veggies per day, less than 2 hours of screen time daily, at least one hour of physical exercise per day and zero sugary drinks for children. We also discuss specific […]

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May
08

S.T.E.M. PART IV: Math

This course is the final in our four-part S.T.E.M. series. Our math course is broken up into shapes, sorting, patterning, matching, numbers and measuring. Each section explains why that skill is important and how the children can use it. There are printable file folder games, activities and other fun ways to teach math skills to […]

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Mar
28

S.T.E.M. Part III: Engineering

The course is the third in our four-part series on S.T.E.M. Part three focuses on engineering in early childhood. We explore what engineering in early childhood is and how to implement it in the classroom. There are many examples of activities you can do with the children in your care, some with videos. We discuss […]

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Feb
20

S.T.E.M. Part II: 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 I: 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. Great for children toddlers […]

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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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