What is a CDA?

Let Care Courses Help You Earn Your National CDA! The Child Development Associate (CDA) credential is the most widely recognized credential in the early childhood education field. Earning your CDA confirms to employers, parents, and others that you understand and meet the highest standards in early childhood care and education. The national CDA credential isContinue reading “What is a CDA?”

How do I help abused and neglected children?

Many caregivers wonder how to support abused and neglected children. Here at Care Courses we offer two child care training courses that help early childhood professionals identify and support abused and neglected children. Today I’m going to focus on a few ideas from one of these courses, Abuse and Neglect: A Caregivers Guide to Child Abuse.Continue reading “How do I help abused and neglected children?”

How can I protect children from the sun?

Caregivers often wonder what the proper procedure is for keeping the children they care for protected from the sun’s harmful rays.  At Care Courses, our course Sun Safety tells you what you need to know. All children need protection from the sun and this blog will give you some helpful tips and information to keep children safeContinue reading “How can I protect children from the sun?”

How do Preschoolers Make Friends?

The social development of preschoolers is very important to parents and child care providers alike.  Caretakers want to make sure that their preschoolers develop socially and emotionally, learn to cooperate with adults and children, and make friends. Fostering pro-social behavior in preschool is a key component to helping children become socially competent. In our CareContinue reading “How do Preschoolers Make Friends?”

Fun Activities for Toddlers

When caring for toddlers, many wonder what types of activities are not only appropriate but engaging for the children in their care. At Care Courses we have many courses specifically about caring for toddlers and the various activities to cater to their specific developmental needs. Today we are going to focus on some ideas fromContinue reading “Fun Activities for Toddlers”

Tips for Improved Hand Washing

Everyone needs to wash their hands, especially caregivers who come in contact with children and the children themselves. Since we cannot avoid exposure to germs, we must do our best to prevent spreading diseases by washing our hands often and correctly. Our Care Course Sanitation for Disease Prevention in Early Childhood Programs is written for all typesContinue reading “Tips for Improved Hand Washing”

10 Ways to Deal with Biting in Child Care

Child care providers often wonder how to deal with children who bite one another. At Care Courses, we understand that biting can be a challenging subject in all different child care settings. We offer Biting Hurts, a training course that covers the reasons why young children bite, strategies to prevent biting, appropriate ways to intervene inContinue reading “10 Ways to Deal with Biting in Child Care”

How can I help children handle a change in routine?

Changes in the daily routine are inevitable. As adults, we’re prepared for changes in our routines and are able to navigate them relatively smoothly. Despite accepting that these things do happen, it can still cause anxiety or frustration as we try to adjust. For children, even the slightest change to their daily routine can haveContinue reading “How can I help children handle a change in routine?”

Why is fitness important for young children?

Caregivers often wonder why fitness is so important in a child’s development. At Care Courses, we offer several courses having to do with the subject. This blog will look at a few concepts from our course, Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity. The increased rate of childhood obesity in recent years has been found to haveContinue reading “Why is fitness important for young children?”