How do I become Infant and Child (Pediatric) CPR Certified?

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Jun 1, 2018 3:45:11 PM

Virtually all states have requirements regarding infant and child (pediatric) CPR certification for caregivers. Make sure you follow your state’s specific regulations. CDA candidates also need a current CPR and first-aid certificate to obtain or renew their credential.

You will need hands-on training to learn the steps of pediatric CPR. The following sources provide pediatric CPR training:

The American Heart Association
American Red Cross
National Security Council

All adults who care for children should be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first-aid, and injury prevention. You should take a course in CPR and first-aid from a certified instructor before taking responsibility for the care of a child. Be prepared to act quickly, calmly, and appropriately in emergency situations.

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How do I become a Bronze level child care center director in Oklahoma?

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Sep 14, 2017 2:21:42 PM

Do you want to become a child care center director in Oklahoma? If you aren’t sure how to begin, Care Courses can help you understand the process and provide you with the training you need to obtain the Bronze level Oklahoma Director’s Credential. Bronze is the entry-level director’s credential in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Child Care Center Director

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To work as an Oklahoma child care director, you must be at least 21 years old and obtain your Bronze or higher level OK Director’s Credential. The requirements for the Bronze level credential include the following four components:

1. General Education — You must have a high school diploma or GED.

2. Experience — You must have at least 12 months of experience working at least 30 hours a week as a teacher, master teacher, family child care home primary caregiver, assistant director, or director in a licensed child care setting.

3. Early Childhood Education (ECE) Child Development (CD) School Age (SA) Knowledge and Skills — You can meet the ECE, CD, and SA Knowledge and Skills requirement by earning one of the following:

  • 6 ECE/CD/SA credit hours from the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD) approved coursework list at www.cecpd.org; or
  • the Oklahoma Competency Certificate in ECE from the Oklahoma Department of Career Technology; or
  • a national CDA or CCP professional credential.

This is one of the ways Care Courses can help you obtain the Bronze level Oklahoma Director’s Credential. You can use Care Courses to obtain a national CDA. We’ve written a blog about how to earn your CDA! You can also learn more about CDA process by taking the free tutorial on our website.

4. Administration (admin) Management (mgt) Knowledge and Skills — You can meet the Administration and Management Knowledge and Skills requirement by earning one of the following:

  • an approved admin/mgt credential such as the National Administrator Credential (NAC); or
  • 3 admin/mgt credit hours from the approved coursework list at www.cecpd.org; or
  • 30 admin/mgt hours of training approved through the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry.

Care Courses offers an Oklahoma Child Care Director’s Credential Administration and Management Knowledge Skills training program approved by the Oklahoma Registry to meet this requirement. Our self-instruction bundle is available in a book or an online learning format. This program grants 44 hours of training and covers Staff Management & Human Relations, Program Operations & Facilities Management, and Educational Programming & Family Support.

The application fee for the Director’s Credential is $25. You can apply online or download a paper application on the CECPD website. To maintain the Bronze level director’s credential, you need 20 hours of job related training each year. You may use Care Courses to earn those 20 hours of job related training.

If you are looking to obtain the higher-level Copper, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Director’s Credential, refer to Appendix EE. (Page 113) in the OK DHS Child Care Services Licensing Requirements for Child Care Programs (Effective 11/1/16).

Note: Information regarding Oklahoma Licensing Requirements sourced from the OK DHS Child Care Services Licensing Requirements for Child Care Programs (Effective 11/1/16).

Questions about Care Courses or how you can obtain the Bronze level Oklahoma Director’s Credential? Please call our office at 1-800-685-7610. We are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. You can also reach us via email at info@CareCourses.com. We are here to help!

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How can I complete my Illinois Day Care Home Pre-Service Requirement?

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Jun 28, 2017 11:09:00 AM

 

Illinois day care home

If you are opening a day care home in Illinois, you might be wondering “How can I complete my Illinois day care home pre-service training?” or “Where can I get 15 hours of pre-service training for my Illinois day care home?”

If you need to complete the 15 clock hours of pre-service training to open up a day care home or group day care home in Illinois, Care Courses is here to help!

Care Courses can be used for the majority of the Illinois day care home pre-service training requirements. Here’s how:

You must also take Mandated Reporter Training to complete the pre-service training requirement for Illinois day care homes. The Mandated Reporter Training is offered by the IL Department of Children & Family Policy (DCFS).

All Care Courses are accepted by IL DCFS for in-service training clock hours as well. If you are an Illinois child care provider and have questions about how Care Courses can help you, feel free to call our offices at 1-800-685-7610. We are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET or you can email us days, evenings, and weekends: info@CareCourses.com.

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How do I use an EIP Award to Pay for Care Courses Training

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May 31, 2017 9:17:26 AM

If you are a New York child care provider and would like to use an Educational Incentive Program (EIP) award to pay for Care Courses, you’re in luck!  Care Courses accepts SUNY EIP awards to pay for New York child care training.

 

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Most Care Courses are approved for New York State's continuing education training requirements.  Visit our blog about earning 30 hours in 9 training topics using Care Courses.

In order to use the SUNY EIP award to pay for NY child care training with Care Courses, you must first apply for the award.  For more information about applying for the award, contact SUNY by phone (1-800-295-9616) or visit their website.

Once you’ve applied, there are two ways you can use the EIP award to pay for child care training with Care Courses either when placing the order initially or for reimbursement after you’ve ordered.

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How can I place my Care Courses order using my SUNY EIP award?

If you want to order NY child care training with Care Courses using your EIP award, you have to receive your EIP award first.  Once you’ve applied for and are granted the EIP award, you can place your order.  How?  Following these simple steps:

  1. Sign the EIP award sent to you by SUNY.
  2. Fill out a Care Courses Order Form with your info, along with the order info that you gave to SUNY when you applied for the award.
  3. Mail both to Care Courses at P.O. Box 10526 Mclean, VA 22102 – we must receive the signed, original EIP award that SUNY sent to you.
  4. Once we receive your EIP award, we will process the order for your course(s) and either send you the coursebooks or the codes for the online courses (whichever format you indicated on your Care Courses Order Form).

I need to place my order now but I still want to apply for the EIP award to pay for the Care Courses training, how can I receive reimbursement?

If you’ve already placed an order or need to place an order ASAP and still want to use the EIP award for reimbursement, Care Courses can help! 

Once you’ve applied for and are granted the EIP award:

  1. Sign the EIP award sent to you by SUNY.
  2. Write a note indicating that you are submitting the EIP award to Care Courses for reimbursement. Include the Care Courses order number for the courses that you received the EIP award for.
  3. Mail that original, signed EIP award along with the note to Care Courses at P.O. Box 10526 Mclean, VA 22102.
  4. Once we receive the EIP award and your note, Care Courses will process a refund for the order.

Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance! Call us: 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings, and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!

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How can I meet Maryland childcare training requirements?

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Apr 1, 2016 10:40:00 AM

Maryland

 

Do you care for children in Maryland and need Core of Knowledge training hours? Well, you have come to the right place! Care Courses is an approved Maryland training provider. Whether you want hours for annual training, need courses for your Maryland Child Care Credential, want to pursue or renew your CDA, or want to satisfy other specific state childcare training requirements, Care Courses may be able to help!

Click Here to Learn More About Using Care Courses in Maryland!

Almost all our 70+ Care Courses can be used towards annual training requirements in Maryland. Our courses cover a variety of topics so you can pick a course that interests you. If you are looking for training to cover a Core of Knowledge Area, be sure to check out our fantastic Core of Knowledge course description pages and handy printable chart. With the help of these pages and chart you won’t need to guess what Core Area your course covers.

We often receive calls and emails asking if we are accepted for Maryland’s Child Care Credential – and to answer that question, yes we are! Care Courses is an approved trainer for levels 2-4 of the Maryland Child Care Credential.

Interested in getting your CDA in Maryland? Check out our new CDA-101 Tutorial that explains all the ins and outs of the CDA process. And yes! You can use Care Courses to both get and renew your CDA.

Now let’s talk about state specific Family Home and Center training that Maryland requires of you. Care Courses offers training to help satisfy Maryland requirements for both licensed daycare centers and family homes.

  • For family home child care providers we offer the 24-Hour Pre-Service Training, 45-Hour Infant/Toddler Training, and the Maryland Family Child Care First Year Training.
  • If you work in a center we offer the 9-Hour Communication Training and the 45-Hour Maryland Child Care Center Director’s Initial/ Pre-Service Training.
  • We also offer the Pre-Service Orientation Course for Teacher Aides.

For more details on these special requirements, please visit our Maryland childcare training page.

Looking to fulfill your SIDs and Shaken Baby Syndrome requirement? Look no further – our course Infant Safety satisfies that requirement!

Do you have questions about your training, requirements, CDA, or where you should go from here? We here at Care Courses are very friendly and we love helping our Maryland neighbors!

Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance! Call us: 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!

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Training for Oregon Child Care Providers

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Dec 9, 2014 4:35:20 PM

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Hello Oregon child care providers!

I want to take some time to share how Care Courses can help you with your training needs.

All of our courses can be used towards annual training requirements for day care staff and directors. Our courses are also accepted for Oregon Registry Steps 1-7.

Many Oregon child care providers need training hours in a specific Core of Knowledge Category. To search hours by a specific topic, check out our Oregon's Core of Knowledge Category description pages. If you need hours in more than one category, take a look at the printable chart for Oregon Child Care training that we provide to see all the categories displayed on the same page.   When you successfully complete a Care Course, the Core of Knowledge Categories can be seen on the official certificate.

Oregon child care providers who are pursuing their national CDAs may also use Care Courses.   For instance, our training can be used to obtain a national CDA.
We offer training for all four CDA settings:

  • Family Child Care
  • Infant and Toddler Center-Based
  • Preschool Center-Based
  • Home Visitor

If you want more information about the CDA process, check out our free tutorial, CDA 101: A Practical Guide to Understanding the CDA Process.

Care Courses is also an approved training provider for the renewal of the National Administrator Credential, also referred to as NAC. If you are interested in using our courses to renew your NAC, please first look at the list of approved courses for NAC Training.

If you’re in Oregon and don’t see your requirements listed here, give us a call. We will be happy to assist with any additional training needs.

Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance! Call us at 1-800-685-7610, Monday- Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!

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How can I get Idaho STARS training?

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Jul 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Here at Care Courses we are an approved trainer for the Idaho STARS program, ready to assist you with continuing your professional development. Our courses can help you reach Level 1 and 2 on your early childhood care and education career pathway.


Idaho

Nearly all of our courses can be used to obtain your Level 1 PDS Entry/Essential Trainings. Check out our easy-to-read printable chart that lists Care Courses and how they fit into the Core Knowledge Components in Idaho or use this Core Knowledge Components search page.

When you successfully complete your Care Course, we will print a certificate of completion that includes the hours you receive under Idaho Core Knowledge Components.

To receive Idaho STARS training hours for your course, send a copy of your certificate to the Idaho STARS training office:

IdahoSTARS Training Office
Center on Disabilities and Human Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4061
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4061

They will then enter your course into the program for you.

Interested in advancing to Level 2 by receiving your CDA credential? We offer CDA training in each of the four CDA settings:

  • Preschool Center-Based
  • Infant/Toddler Center-Based
  • Family Child Care
  • Home Visitor

Our CDA training cover the 120 hours that you need to receive your CDA. Visit our CDA training page to learn more!

If there is a specific requirement you’re trying to fulfill, call us and we’ll be happy help you determine how Care Courses can meet it!

Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance! Call us at 1-800-685-7610, Monday- Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!

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Where can I get Illinois childcare training?

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May 9, 2014 8:42:00 AM

Illinois

Are you looking for 15 hours for Illinois Family Child Care Pre-Service Requirements? Do you work in  Illinois? If so, you have come to the right place! Care Courses has many students looking to open a family child care in their home, that have already taken or are currently taking this requirement. To fulfill this 15 hour pre-service training requirement, take these courses:

  1. Keeping Infants Safe is approved for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) training requirements

AND

  1. either Inclusive Early Childhood Programs or Managing Health and Safety. Both are approved for family child care pre-service training in Illinois

Taking these two courses gives you 14 of your 15 hours of pre-service training. Obtain the last hour by taking this Illinois DCFS Mandated Reporter training.

This is not the only Illinois requirement that Care Courses can help you fulfill - you can also take one of our Care Courses to satisfy your disabilities training requirement! We have a course specifically for Illinois students looking to carry out this requirement:

  • Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities. This course includes special Illinois Early Intervention System Information. Certificates for this course state that the course includes information on the Illinois Early Intervention System to meet the disabilities training requirement.

Are you an Illinois foster parent? Care Courses can help you with your training as well! Illinois foster parents can use Discipline in Child Care towards their training requirements.

If you are looking to do Illinois DCFS in-service training, can you use our courses? Of course! Care Courses can be counted to meet the in-service training requirements for day care center staff and day care home and group day care home licensees and their assistants. Employees in day care centers and assistants in family day care homes should confirm with their employers that the courses are acceptable to the employer.

While we are on the subject, you can use our courses to obtain or renew your Illinois CDA (Child Development Associate) or renew your NAC (National Administrator Credential). Obtaining either of these national credentials can benefit your career in a variety of ways! Call or email us for more information about how to obtain or renew your CDA or NAC – and check out these posts about why you should get a CDA and how to get started.

Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance! Call us: 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!

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Michigan professional development for childcare providers

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May 2, 2014 9:15:00 AM

Michigan

If you’ve stumbled across this page it’s probably because you are searching for something that satisfies a Michigan childcare training requirement but aren’t sure what to do or where to start.

In this post I’ll discuss the ways you can use Care Courses to fulfill childcare training requirements in Michigan.

If the prospect of attending a workshop or class in your free time sounds unappealing, you might be wondering if you can use our Care Courses. Care Courses are done online or through the mail and you don’t need to attend a class anywhere.

In Michigan you may use Care Courses for:

  • Use our courses for your 16 hours of annual training if you’re in a childcare center, family child care, or group child care.
  • Use our courses to get your National CDA credential training requirement.
  • Use our courses to renew your CDA.

In Michigan you may not use Care Courses for:

  • You may not use our courses for CEUs to become a director or a teacher.

If you are not a child care provider, can Care Courses do anything for you?

If you are a foster parent in Michigan you may use our courses for your six hour annual training requirement. Speak with your agency licensor to have the topic/title approved.

If are not yet a licensed child care provider in Michigan, but want to become one, we highly recommend that you speak with a state licensor before purchasing any training. Contact the Michigan Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care Licensing at phone number (517) 241-2488.

If you are a parent or anyone who wants to better understand children, you are welcome to take our courses! We have no prerequisites and are happy to help you in your quest to learn more about early childhood education, child development, and childcare management.

Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance! Call us: 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!

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Where can I get Oklahoma professional development for child care?

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Apr 29, 2014 9:26:00 AM

oklahoma

Hello again! Today’s post is dedicated to our friends in Oklahoma.

All of the courses that we offer are accepted by your Department of Human Services for annual continuing education requirements.

Do you need Tier II approved training? We’ve got you covered – take a look at this great list of our courses you can pick from :). The Event # for the course will print directly on your certificate of completion. No need to go searching for it!

If you’ve registered with CECPD’s Oklahoma Professional Development Registry and would like your successfully completed course entered into that registry, simply fill out one of the Registry Inserts that came with your CourseBook(s). If you did an online course, you can provide the pertinent information by email – just write to us at info@CareCourses.com – and let us take care of the rest.

For your convenience, here is a printable form you can use for this purpose.

We can also assist those of you who are interested in obtaining a Bronze level Director’s credential! CECPD will require you to either

  • complete 90 clock hours of training with a minimum of 10 hours in the 7 Core Knowledge Areas or
  • have a Recognized Early Childhood Education/Development Credential or Certificate, such as the National CDA.

In addition, you will need either

  • 40 clock hours of training with a minimum of 10 hours in any 3 Management Core Knowledge Areas or
  • a Recognized Administrative/Management Credential or Certificate, such as a NAC.

Visit our special dedicated Oklahoma training page to find the child development and management course bundles that we’ve put together for this requirement.

Whatever professional goals you have in the childcare field, we are here to provide a helping hand along the way – even if we may not have an answer to your question at the moment, we will work our hardest to get you accurate information as quickly as possible.

Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance! Call us: 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help!

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About Care Courses

Care Courses has been providing distance learning courses for early childhood professionals for over 27 years. Our courses are delivered to you either via US Mail or on your computer, and can be used for the CDA and many state training requirements. We offer over 60 excellent, convenient courses in a wide variety of interesting, helpful topics, and our courses have no time limits. Do them wherever and whenever you wish. Visit our website to access our course listings.

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