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Introduction to the Child Care Profession
Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher
15 hr Administrator/ Director Course meets HFS 46.05 (2)(c)7
Fundamentals of Family Child Care
Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care
School Age Assistant Child Care Worker Course
NEW!  Nutrition and Physical Activity in Early Childhood
NEW!  Supporting Math and Science in Early Childhood
NEW!  The Outdoor Classroom
There's No Place Like Home- Improving Your Family Child Care Center
Assessment and Portfolio Inservice
Caring for Children with Special Needs
Fun With Fitness
Key Elements of Child Care Management
Learning Centers
Munch About Snacking
Promoting Positive Behavior and Managing Aggression
Advocacy for children
Anti-Bias Practices for Child Care (Birth Through School Age)
Asthma and Allergies
Baby Basics (Birth - 1 Year)
Brain Development Basics
Child Abuse - Recognition, Reporting and Staff Responsibilities
Child Care & The American with Disabilities Act-Making Inclusion Work
Communication Basics - Useful Tips for New and "Seasoned" Providers
Computers in Child Care - Explore DAP Uses of Computers
Creative Play in Early Childhood Settings
Development Basics (Birth - 5 Years)
First Aid - General Info About Childhood Injuries
Food Service Orientation and Training - Annual Training for Food Service Staff
Health Issues in Child Care
Helping Children Become Readers
Humor is FUNdamental
Involving Parents in your Program
Menu planning and preparation
Much About Marketing - Learn Skills to market Your Program
Nutrition and Food Service Training - Nutrition Info for All Providers
Planning for Infants and Toddlers - Routines, Activities and Environment
Preschool Curriculum Planning - Ideas to Help Plan Your Curriculum
Putting Professionalism into Practice
School Age Activity Planning
Selecting Toys and Equipment for Birth-School Age
Social & Emotional Development (Birth - 5 yrs)
Staff Hiring Practices
Staff/Supervisor Relations - Topics: Motivating Staff and Team-Building
NEW!  Stop the Bullying
Violence Prevention in Early Childhood
NEW!  Writing Child Care Job Descriptions
Art Appreciation
Battling Biting
Conquering Conflict through Communication
Cooking with Kids
Emergency Response Planning
Exploring Observations - Recording Observations of Children
Exploring Science with Young Children - Science Tips for Infant - Pre-School
NEW!  Fetal Alcohol Syndrome- Caring for Children Diagnosed with FAS
Guidance and Discipline - Positive Approaches to Guiding Children's Behavior
Health and Safety - Health and Safety Info for Infants - Pre-Schoolers
Helping Children Deal With Divorce
Language Development - More Than Books - Ideas to Liven Up Your Group Time
Making the Most of Outdoor Time
Planning Staff Meetings
Pre-School Math - Integrate Math into Your Toddler and Preschool Curriculum
Rhythm and Movement Activities in Early Childhood
Sensory Play
Standard and Universal Precautions in Child Care
Storytelling With Preschoolers
Stress Management for Child Care Providers - Tips to Minimize and Cope with Stress
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Risk Reduction Training
Temperament and Self Esteem
Time Management for Busy Managers
Toilet Training - Partnership with Parents
Transitions - Helpful Activities and Info to Help Everyone Manage Change
DCF 250 - Licensing Rules for Family Child Care Centers
DCF 251 - Licensing Rules for Group Day Care Centers


Add to/Remove From Order Introduction to the Child Care Profession - 44 hrs ($110)

Entry level DCF course is required for anyone wishing to work in a licensed family or group child care. It covers standards for a quality child care environment , roles and responsibilities of the child care provider, child development, positive guidance strategies, health and safety issues in child care, communicating with families, respecting diversity and carrying out activities with children.

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Add to/Remove From Order Skills and Strategies for the Child Care Teacher - 44 hrs ($110)

Second course required for the lead teacher position in a group child care. This course covers child development, creating a developmentally appropriate lesson and classroom environment, observation, planning appropriate activities for all areas of a child's development, communicating with families and professionalism.

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Add to/Remove From Order 15 hr Administrator/ Director Course meets HFS 46.05 (2)(c)7 - 15 hrs ($60)

DCF course for administrators and or directors for required continuing education hours in supervision and personnel management. Course covers communication with staff and parents, hiring new staff, developing and maintaining good supervisor staff relations, doing performance evaluations and coaching and counseling employees.

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Add to/Remove From Order Fundamentals of Family Child Care - 15 hrs ($60)

This 15 hr. DCF approved course covers information on establishing a Licensed Family Day Care business. Topics include: records and finances, providing for the health, safety and nutritional needs of the children in your care, child development, as well as building professional relationships with families.

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Add to/Remove From Order Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care - 15 hrs ($50)

DCF course required for teachers and assistant teachers working with children under 2 years of age. Course covers providing quality infant/toddler care, providing a safe and healthy environment. Nurturing development, planning activities, positive child guidance and parent teacher communication skills.

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Add to/Remove From Order School Age Assistant Child Care Worker Course - 15 hrs ($50)

DCF course required for assistant child care teachers working with school age children. This course covers characteristics of quality school age programs, developmentally appropriate programming for school age children, scheduling and planning activities, and managing behavior in the classroom.

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Add to/Remove From Order NEW!  Nutrition and Physical Activity in Early Childhood - 8 hrs ($45)

This course presents providers with information on the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in Early Childhood. Ideas and tips are presented to implement more activity into your daily routine and provide nutritional meals and snacks. Registry Core Area: DAP &SAF

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Add to/Remove From Order NEW!  Supporting Math and Science in Early Childhood - 8hr ($45)

There is a need to focus on Math and Science in Early Childhood. This course presents providers with ideas to implement more math and science activities into the early childhood curriculum. Registry Core Area: DAP & DEV

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Add to/Remove From Order NEW!  The Outdoor Classroom - 8 hrs ($45)

In this course the outdoor play area is transformed into an outdoor classroom. Many ideas are presented to help providers turn outdoor play areas into an outdoor learning environment. Registry Core Area: DAP & DEV

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Add to/Remove From Order There's No Place Like Home- Improving Your Family Child Care Center - 8 hrs ($45)

This course presents ideas for family child care providers to help them improve on their practices. Topics covered include: stress and conflict management, menu planning, activity ideas and working with multi age groups. Registry Core Area: DAP, SAF, GUI, PRO

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Add to/Remove From Order Assessment and Portfolio Inservice - 6 hrs ($36)

Learn about assessing young children's strengths, progress and needs, so you can evaluate your programs effectiveness Learn how to organize a portfolio for children to recognize and support individual progress.
Registry Core Area OBS
CDA Area 7

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Add to/Remove From Order Caring for Children with Special Needs - 6 hrs ($36)

This 6 hour continuing education inservice explores typical characteristics of disabilities and special needs. Participants will learn strategies to include children with special needs in their classroom.
Registry Core Area DIV
CDA Area 6

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Add to/Remove From Order Fun With Fitness - 6 hrs ($36)

Learn how to enhance young children's physical fitness, provide developmentally appropriate fitness activities and bring fitness into your classroom. Several curriculum ideas are presented to make fitness a priority in all curriculum areas.
Registry Core Area DAP
CDA Area 2

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Add to/Remove From Order Key Elements of Child Care Management - 6 hrs ($36)

Learn strategies to effectively manage a child care program, from decision making to budgeting, conflict management and team building.
Registry core area ORG, PER, FIN
CDA AREA 5

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Add to/Remove From Order Learning Centers - 6 hrs ($36)

Learning Centers are an excellent way to individualize the curriculum to meet the varying needs of young children. This training shows you how to set up each area of your classroom and materials needed to enhance each area.
Registry Core Areas SAF, DAP, DEV
CDA Areas 1, 2, 3

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Add to/Remove From Order Munch About Snacking - 6 hrs ($36)

Learn how to make snack time more fun and educational, while meeting nutritional needs of your 1 - 5 year olds. †Recipes and activity ideas included.
Registry Core Area DAP
CDA Area 1

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Add to/Remove From Order Promoting Positive Behavior and Managing Aggression - 6 hrs ($36)

Learn why children misbehave and develop a plan to use positive guidance and discipline approaches with young children to promote children?s self control, teach responsibility and help children make thoughtful choices.
Registry Core area GUI
CDA area # 7 & 8

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Add to/Remove From Order Advocacy for children - 4 hrs ($24)

Identify issues of need for the children in your community and learn how to take action to become an advocate for the needs of children.
Registry Core Area COM
CDA area # 6

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Add to/Remove From Order Anti-Bias Practices for Child Care (Birth Through School Age) - 4 hrs ($24)

Topics include relevant definitions, insensitivity to racial or ethnic differences, analyzing classrooms for an anti bias approach, implementing an anti bias curriculum, assessing children's literature and celebrating diversity.
Registry Core Area DIV
CDA Area 6

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Add to/Remove From Order Asthma and Allergies - 4 hrs ($24)

Asthma and Allergies signs and symptoms, treatments, triggers, and how to deal with it in child care.
Registry Core area SAF
CDA area # 1 & 7

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Add to/Remove From Order Baby Basics (Birth - 1 Year) - 4 hrs ($24)

This 4 hour continuing education inservice provides basic information about infants. Topics covered include development, dealing with crying and activity planning.
Registry Core Area DEV
CDA area 8

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Add to/Remove From Order Brain Development Basics - 4 hrs ($24)

Learn about brain development research and what providers can do to nurture positive development
CDA Subject Area #8 principles of child development and learning
Registry Core Area DEV

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Add to/Remove From Order Child Abuse - Recognition, Reporting and Staff Responsibilities - 4 hrs ($24)

Recognition, reporting and staff responsibilities
CDA Subject Area #1 planning a safe, healthy learning environment
Registry Core Area SAF

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Add to/Remove From Order Child Care & The American with Disabilities Act-Making Inclusion Work - 4 hrs ($24)

Topics include inclusion, ADA Resources, and teacher ideas to include all children.
Registry Core Area† LEG
CDA Area 6

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Add to/Remove From Order Communication Basics - Useful Tips for New and "Seasoned" Providers - 4 hrs ($24)

Useful tips for new and "seasoned" providers
CDA Subject Area #4 strategies to establish productive relationships with families
Registry Core Area PRO

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Add to/Remove From Order Computers in Child Care - Explore DAP Uses of Computers - 4 hrs ($24)

Explore DAP uses of computers
CDA Subject Area #2 steps to advance children's physical and intellectual development
Registry Core Area PRO

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Add to/Remove From Order Creative Play in Early Childhood Settings - 4 hrs ($24)

This 4 hour continuing education inservice addresses the importance of play in our early childhood settings.
Registry Core Area DAP
CDA area 2

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Add to/Remove From Order Development Basics (Birth - 5 Years) - 4 hrs ($24)

This 4 hour continuing education inservice teaches participants the ages and stages of development and addresses developmentally appropriate practices.
Registry Core Area DEV
CDA area 8

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Add to/Remove From Order First Aid - General Info About Childhood Injuries - 4 hrs ($24)

This 4 hour continuing education inservice provides basic first aid information helpful to anyone that cares for young children.
Registry Core Area SAF
CDA area 1

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Add to/Remove From Order Food Service Orientation and Training - Annual Training for Food Service Staff - 4 hrs ($24)

Annual, required training for food service staff, good information for all staff
CDA Subject Area #1 planning a safe, healthy learning environment
Registry Core Area SAF

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Add to/Remove From Order Health Issues in Child Care - 4 hrs ($24)

This 4 hour continuing education inservice covers health issues specific to child care settings.  Topics covered include:  universal precautions, common illnesses and sanitation.
Registry Core Area SAF
CDA Area 1

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Add to/Remove From Order Helping Children Become Readers - 4 hrs ($24)

Topics include typical language accomplishments for children birth to age 6, becoming a reader, activities for teachers, a reading checklist†and what to do if you think there is a problem.
Registry Core Area DEV
CDA Area 2

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Add to/Remove From Order Humor is FUNdamental - 4 hrs ($24)

Covers the Developmental stages of children?s sense of humor, the benefits of humor and how to encourage it.
Registry Core area DAP
CDA area #3

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Add to/Remove From Order Involving Parents in your Program - 4 hrs ($24)

Research shows that children are more successful if their parents are involved in the child's school. This training shares tips and ideas for getting parents actively involved in your program.
Registry Core Area - FAM
CDA Area 4

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Add to/Remove From Order Menu planning and preparation - 4 hrs ($24)

Covers DCF Food Services licensing rules, Food safety, good nutrition habits and menu planning. Meets annual food service training requirement.
Registry Core Area SAF
CDA Area # 1

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Add to/Remove From Order Much About Marketing - Learn Skills to market Your Program - 4 hrs ($24)

Learn skills to market your program
CDA Subject Area #5 strategies to manage an effective program operation
Registry Core Area MAR

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Add to/Remove From Order Nutrition and Food Service Training - Nutrition Info for All Providers - 4 hrs ($24)

Nutrition info. for all providers- counts towards annual 4 hr. food service personnel requirement
CDA Subject Area #1 planning a safe, healthy learning environment
Registry Core Area SAF

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Add to/Remove From Order Planning for Infants and Toddlers - Routines, Activities and Environment - 4 hrs ($24)

Ideas to help you plan your routines, activities and environment for infants and toddlers
CDA Subject Area #2 steps to advance children's physical and intellectual development
Registry Core Area DAP

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Add to/Remove From Order Preschool Curriculum Planning - Ideas to Help Plan Your Curriculum - 4 hrs ($24)

Ideas to help plan your curriculum for 2 - 5 year olds
CDA Subject Area #2 steps to advance children's physical and intellectual development
Registry Core Area DAP

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Add to/Remove From Order Putting Professionalism into Practice - 4 hrs ($24)

Learn components of child care professionalism and develop goals to meet those standards
CDA Subject Area #6 maintaining a commitment to professionalism
Registry Core Area PRO

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Add to/Remove From Order School Age Activity Planning - 4 hrs ($24)

Learn to plan Developmentally Appropriate Activities for Children 5 - 12 years old. †
Registry core area DAP
CDA Area 2

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Add to/Remove From Order Selecting Toys and Equipment for Birth-School Age - 4 hrs ($24)

Topics include: toys selection, toy safety, and why toys are important.
Registry Core Area ORG
CDA Area 1

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Add to/Remove From Order Social & Emotional Development (Birth - 5 yrs) - 4 hrs ($24)

Learn what providers can do to promote positive social and emotional development.
CDA Subject Area #3 positive ways to support children's social and emotional development
Registry Core Area DEV

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Add to/Remove From Order Staff Hiring Practices - 4 hrs ($24)

Hire the right staff ? Learn hiring practices to reduce the risk of maltreatment in childcare programs.
Registry core area PER
CDA area # 5

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Add to/Remove From Order Staff/Supervisor Relations - Topics: Motivating Staff and Team-Building - 4 hrs ($24)

Topics: motivating staff and team-building
CDA Subject Area #6 maintaining a commitment to professionalism
Registry Core Area PRO

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Add to/Remove From Order NEW!  Stop the Bullying - 4 hrs ($24)

This course presents caregivers with information on bullying. Topics include: effects of bullying, talking about bullying, stopping bullying and supporting the kids involved. Registry Core Area: SAF

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Add to/Remove From Order Violence Prevention in Early Childhood - 4 hrs ($24)

Provides early childhood providers helpful violence prevention information and suggestions for good practices to help children manage anger, learn self-control and solve problems peacefully.
Registry Core area GUI
CDA area # 4 & 6

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Add to/Remove From Order NEW!  Writing Child Care Job Descriptions - 4 hrs ($24)

This course presents information on writing a job description. Several sample job descriptions are included as well as sample performance evaluations. Topics also include: dealing with staff change and staff orientation. Registry Core Area: PRO

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Add to/Remove From Order Art Appreciation - 2 hrs ($12)

This 2 hour continuing education inservice gives providers ideas on how to incorporate art into†their curriculum.† Creativity is the focus here.
Registry Core Area DAP
CDA area 2

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Add to/Remove From Order Battling Biting - 2 hrs ($12)

This 2 hour continuing education inservice explores the question Why children Bite? at different stages of development and provides strategies caregivers can use to deal with the biting.
Registry Core Area GUI
CDA Area 3

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Add to/Remove From Order Conquering Conflict through Communication - 2 hrs ($12)

Ideas presented to help resolve conflict and communicate effectively
CDA Subject Area #4 strategies to establish productive relationships with families
Registry Core Area PRO

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Add to/Remove From Order Cooking with Kids - 2 hrs ($12)

Learn steps to take to do cooking in the classroom with 2 - 5 year olds and find out what children learn in the process.
Registry Area DAP
CDA Area 1

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Add to/Remove From Order Emergency Response Planning - 2 hrs ($12)

Brief explanations of emergency planning steps needed to develop a customized emergency preparation plan for evacuation, relocation, emergency closing and shelter in place.
Registry Core area ORG
CDA area # 5

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Add to/Remove From Order Exploring Observations - Recording Observations of Children - 2 hrs ($12)

Ideas presented on observing and recording observations of children
CDA Subject Area #7 observing and recording children's behavior
Registry Core Area OBS

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Add to/Remove From Order Exploring Science with Young Children - Science Tips for Infant - Pre-School - 2 hrs ($12)

Learn ways to provide science experiences for infants through preschoolers
CDA Subject Area #2 steps to advance children's physical and intellectual development
Registry Core Area DAP

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Add to/Remove From Order NEW!  Fetal Alcohol Syndrome- Caring for Children Diagnosed with FAS - 2 hrs ($12)

This course presents information on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Topics include: prenatal alcohol exposure, reaching your potential, diagnosing Fetal Alcohol syndrome and tips for caregivers of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Registry Core Area: DIV

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Add to/Remove From Order Guidance and Discipline - Positive Approaches to Guiding Children's Behavior - 2 hrs ($12)

Positive approaches to guiding children's behavior- toddlers through school age
CDA Subject Area #1 planning a safe, healthy learning environment
Registry Core Area GUI

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Add to/Remove From Order Health and Safety - Health and Safety Info for Infants - Pre-Schoolers - 2 hrs ($12)

Health and safety information for infants and preschoolers
CDA Subject Area #1 planning a safe, healthy learning environment
Registry Core Area SAF

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Add to/Remove From Order Helping Children Deal With Divorce - 2 hrs ($12)

This 2 hour continuing education inservice explains the stages children go through when their parents are going through a divorce. Caregivers will learn ideas on how to support children through this stressful time.
Registry Core Area FAM
CDA Area 4

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Add to/Remove From Order Language Development - More Than Books - Ideas to Liven Up Your Group Time - 2 hrs ($12)

More Than Books - information on language development and ideas to liven up your group time
CDA Subject Area #2 steps to advance children's physical and intellectual development
Registry Core Area DEV

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Add to/Remove From Order Making the Most of Outdoor Time - 2 hrs ($12)

Topics include† outdoor activities, importance of exercise and playground safety.
Registry Core Area DAP
CDA Area 2

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Add to/Remove From Order Planning Staff Meetings - 2 hrs ($12)

Conduct effective meetings with strategies on how to ensure full participation of all staff. Identify and plan for staff training needs.
Registry Core Area ORG
CDA area # 5

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Add to/Remove From Order Pre-School Math - Integrate Math into Your Toddler and Preschool Curriculum - 2 hrs ($12)

Tips to integrate math into your toddler and preschool curriculum
CDA Subject Area #2 steps to advance children's physical and intellectual development
Registry Core Area DAP

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Add to/Remove From Order Rhythm and Movement Activities in Early Childhood - 2 hrs ($12)

Topics include incorporating rhythm and movement activities into your curriculum, ages and stages of musical fun, and activity and fingerplay ideas.
Registry Core Area DAP
CDA Area 2

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Add to/Remove From Order Sensory Play - 2 hrs ($12)

Sensory play is a valuable part of a quality early childhood program. Find out what children learn from sensory play and how to add more of it in your classroom.
Registry Core Area DAP
CDA area # 2

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Add to/Remove From Order Standard and Universal Precautions in Child Care - 2 hrs ($12)

OSHA Required training about protecting yourself and others from exposure to blood borne pathogens.
Registry Core Area SAF
CDA Area 1

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Add to/Remove From Order Storytelling With Preschoolers - 2 hrs ($12)

This inservice presents tips for reading aloud to young children, choosing books, why reading aloud is important, and ages and stages of storytelling
Registry Core Area DAP
CDA Area 2

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Add to/Remove From Order Stress Management for Child Care Providers - Tips to Minimize and Cope with Stress - 2 hrs ($12)

Learn how to minimize and cope with stress
CDA Subject Area #6 maintaining a commitment to professionalism
Registry Core Area AED

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Add to/Remove From Order Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Risk Reduction Training - 2 hrs ($12)

This training is required for all staff and volunteers who work in a center that cares for children under 2.
CDA Subject Area #1 planning a safe, healthy learning environment
Registry Core Area SAF

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Add to/Remove From Order Temperament and Self Esteem - 2 hrs ($12)

This two hour inservice gives participants information on the following: Understanding Children's
Temperament, Helping Children Love themselves and others and building self-esteem in children.
Registry Core Knowledge Area: DEV
CDA Subject Area #3

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Add to/Remove From Order Time Management for Busy Managers - 2 hrs ($12)

Topics include:† basics of time and stress management, personal time management and ways to improve time use
Registry Core Area ORG
CDA Area 5

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Add to/Remove From Order Toilet Training - Partnership with Parents - 2 hrs ($12)

This training provides information on toilet training readiness, providing a successful toilet training experience and solutions to common toilet training problems.
Registry Core Area DAP
CDA Area 2

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Add to/Remove From Order Transitions - Helpful Activities and Info to Help Everyone Manage Change - 2 hrs ($12)

Helpful activities and info. To help everyone manage change
CDA Subject Area #3 positive ways to support children's social and emotional development
Registry Core Area DAP

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Add to/Remove From Order DCF 250 - Licensing Rules for Family Child Care Centers - ($10)

Licensing rule books

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Add to/Remove From Order DCF 251 - Licensing Rules for Group Day Care Centers - ($10)

Licensing rule books

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