Training for Oregon Child Care Providers

Hello Oregon child care providers! I want to take some time to share how Care Courses can help you with your Oregon Child Care training needs. All of our courses can be used towards annual training requirements for Oregon day care staff and directors. Our courses are also accepted for Oregon Registry Steps 1-7. TheContinue reading “Training for Oregon Child Care Providers”

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

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.

What are the Advantages of Distance Learning for Child Care Providers?

Distance learning is a great way to get the training you need without giving up your weekends or evenings to travel to classes. With distance learning from Care Courses you study when, where, and how it’s most convenient for you!

What are some fun activities to do with children in child care?

Child care providers are always on the lookout for fun activities for kids. Having fun and engaging activities for the children in your care is part of creating a joyous child care program. Care Courses offers a free one-hour course called A Joyful Life of Caregiving, which will give you great ideas for adding more joy to your child care program.

How do Child Care Providers Deal with Stress?

Stress is a part of everyone’s lives. The causes of stress are many—ranging from small, everyday occurrences to large, life-changing events. We often think of stressful events as negative, but even joyful events can produce stress. In addition to stresses that are part of everyday life, you have many opportunities to encounter stressful situations inContinue reading “How do Child Care Providers Deal with Stress?”

How to Make a Running Record

As a caregiver or teacher, it is essential for you to have accurate and up-to-date information about each child’s level of development. Observing children’s normal activities is your most reliable source of this information. Care Courses offers Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children’s Development, which covers the best ways to perform observations and to assess children’s development.Continue reading “How to Make a Running Record”

How can I help children and parents at drop-off time when the child is new to my program?

Mornings can be tough, especially for families new to child care or starting a new care arrangement. Saying good-bye can be agonizing for children and their parents. Our course, Parents and Child Care, helps you help families prepare for and overcome the separation anxiety many families experience when starting a new program. Share the following tips withContinue reading “How can I help children and parents at drop-off time when the child is new to my program?”

Why do toddlers bite?

As we discussed in our post on infants and biting, children bite for various reasons during different periods of development. For toddlers, biting is typically an attempt to communicate desires and feelings. Toddlers are impulsive and lack self-control. They experience intense, sometimes conflicting emotions, often moving quickly from one mood to another. During the toddler period,Continue reading “Why do toddlers bite?”