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Child Development

Are you caring for a child who has ADHD? Gain a basic understanding of what ADHD is, the causes, and how it is diagnosed. Discover ways to support a child as s/he begins to develop self-control over some typical behavioral challenges.

$25.00

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Learn how and why to use the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), as a developmental screening tool, in your child care program.  Educate and support parents as they learn about their child and how he/she develops. CD&L, ODA

$25.00

2

The best way for young children to learn math is in a playful and informal way!  Discover a variety of math activities to build the skills children need to be ready to learn more advanced math when they start school.

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional $10 fee (optional). 

Class with CEU

Class without CEU

5

Explore ways to being the words and art of Eric Carle alive in your program!  During this class, you will need to do some activities with children.  You may not be able to complete this in one sitting over the weekend.

$25.00

2

Upon Completion of the CDA 120+ class, students will have:
1. Documentation of 120 hours completed
2. 6 Competency Statements written
3.  All Resource Collection times for the Professional Portfolio

CDA 120+ Online (via email) is available anytime.  Participants have up to one year to complete the class.

  • Cost is $650.00 + textbook costs
  • Contact Kathie at kathieh@campfirewestmi4c.org or 616.451.8281 x241

Required textbooks (additional cost to student)

These books are an integral part of the training.  They are current and reflect up to date research and emerging trends in early childhood.

1. CDA Essentials for Working with Young Children Textbook

2. CDA Essentials for Working with Young Children Workbook

3.  CDA Competency Standrads Book (Family Child Care or Infant, Toddler or Preschool)

To purchase the books go to the CDA Council Bookstore Council Online Store

$650.00

120

This class is designed to help you care for a child you suspect has or who has already been diagnosed with Autism or Asperger Syndrome or something else on the Autism Spectrum of Disorders (ASD).

$25.00

2

Explore the development of empathy with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  Discover strategies for increasing empathy skills and helping young children form friendships.

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional $10 fee (optional). 

Class without CEU

Class with CEU

5

We are all smart! Learn to recognize and support the natural intelligence of all your children (and yourself)

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional (optional) fee of $10.00 

Class with CEU

Class without CEU

5

Explore normal sexual development in children.  Learn how to talk to parents about embarrassing situations.  Policies and procedures will also be covered.

$25.00

2

This is a class for people who want to be lead teachers in an infant toddler room or who care for infants and toddlers in a home.  Explore what makes a good infant toddler program.  Discover how children grow and develop birth to 3 years old.  This 15 hours class includes 1.5 CEUs from GVSU.

$235.00

15

Explore the components of a good place for infants, toddlers and adults.  Learn strategies to effectively work as a team with parents.  This class can be taken after Infant Toddler Care Part 1 or Infant Toddler Part A or Infant Toddler Foundations.  This 15 hour class includes 1.5 CEUs from GVSU.

$235.00

15

Learn effective methods of guiding infant and toddler behavior.  Explore teaching methods and learning development of very young children.  This class can be taken after Infant Toddler Care Part 2 or Infant Toddler Part B.  This 15 hour class includes 1.5 CEUs from GVSU.

$235.00

15

An introduction to current developmental theories and brain development.

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional (optional) fee for $10.00

Class with CEU

Class without CEU

5

Learn several fun and easy ideas that also help children learn skills they need to be ready for school and that help keep their bodies physically fit.  The importance of helping children develop motor and movement skills will also be reviewed.

$25.00

2

You can make a difference! Discover how you can impact a child's lifetime health, just by helping develop good habits in eating and exercise.  Five Goals for a Healthier Future, including information about how to support breastfeeding in your child care program.

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional (optional) fee of $10.00

Class with CEU

Class without CEU

5

How can we help children understand and handle their feelings of anger? Discover ways to teach children this important self-control skill.  

$25.00

2

Learn why music is such an important teaching tool and gain some strategies for using it every day.  During this class, you will need to do some activities with children.  You may not be able to complete the class in one sitting over the weekend.

$25.00

2

Learn how to grow children's math knowledge about money and economics.  These are big words and big concepts but children can learn them in playful and age appropriate ways.  Review money and economic skills of young children that help them be ready for kindergarten and life.

$25.00

2

As early childhood professionals we know PLAY is important.  In this class we will explore why play is critical and develop some strategies to make it happen for young children.

If you live or work in Kent County, the first 50 people to register can take this class for free.  Funding for this has been generously provided by W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Free Class: https://shop.4cchildcare.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=PL%2DAns%2Dfree

$25.00

2

Literacy is so much more than reciting the ABC's.  Discover all the pieces of literacy and explore activities that you can use with children birth through age five.

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional (optional) fee of $10.00

Class with CEU

Class without CEU

5

Learn about early literacy and how to foster it.  You will also learn about engaging and fun activities that will help children be ready to learn to read when they start school.  This class reviews literacy milestones, red flags and kindergarten readiness skills.

$25.00

2

Learn ways to promote early science opportunities through hands-on fun, which encourage scientific process skills such as observing, measuring, experimenting and predicting.  Discover ideas to support positive attitudes toward science, and form foundations for more complex understanding about the world.

$25.00

2

What does science for preschoolers look like? Do you have to know a lot? Discover simple and effective ways to introduce young children to science topics.

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional (optional) fee of $10.00

Class with CEU

Class without CEU

5

Learn about fostering emotional, social and behavioral health.  Learn ways to build children's social-emotional and self-regulation skills.  Also covered is the importance of primary caregivers and parents' attachment/relationships.

$25.00

2

Find out how to help the children in your care find their roots, grow wings and take flight.  Multicultural activities will be shared.

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional (optional) fee of $10.00

Class with CEU

Class without CEU

5

Learn to recognize the signs of readiness, to develop techniques for helping the child be successful, and to work with parents on this important developmental milestone.

$25.00

2

In this class learn how to make transitions, schedules and routines work better for children and you!  Learn basic guidelines for setting up the day and tips to help children move from one activity to another.  Review steps to create a system that minimizes challenging behavior and teaches skills at transition times.

$25.00

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