If You’re Happy and You Know It…

If you need a fun and engaging activity to do with the whole group of children in your care, try this suggestion from one of our students! I love to do ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It.’  This works great inside and outdoors.  Keep in mind though that the different activities you do withContinue reading “If You’re Happy and You Know It…”

When is a child ready to learn how to use the potty?

Toilet learning is an important milestone in a child’s life, but a child’s transition out of diapers can be a stressful time for parents and childcare providers. And if handled improperly, this transition period can be damaging to the child. As childcare providers, it’s important to work with parents to provide a supportive environment inContinue reading “When is a child ready to learn how to use the potty?”

How can I help children treat each other fairly?

Children are always learning and observing from the world around them. This includes everything from the way you react to their mistakes to stereotypes in our society. It is your role as a childcare provider to notice children’s stereotypical attitudes, the stereotypical comments they make, and their actions that stem from these attitudes. By helpingContinue reading “How can I help children treat each other fairly?”

Does my Care Course have an expiration date?

Care Courses is dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date information based on new research findings, licensing regulations, and safety protocols. As a caregiver, you need to be equipped with current knowledge and use best practices when working with young children. That’s why we are constantly updating our courses and why we now haveContinue reading “Does my Care Course have an expiration date?”

How can I support young children’s social-emotional development?

Many childcare providers often wonder how they can best support how young children feel about themselves, how they understand, manage, and express their emotions, how they relate and interact with other people, and how they react to social situations. These relationships and emotions fall within the domain of social-emotional development. As a caregiver, you haveContinue reading “How can I support young children’s social-emotional development?”

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

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. So, how do I become infant and child (Pediatric) CPR certified? You will need hands-on training toContinue reading “How do I become Infant and Child (Pediatric) CPR Certified?”

Is time-out an appropriate discipline technique?

Many adults see time-out as a valuable non-violent method of disciplining misbehaving children. Although this is a common view, it is a misguided one. Time-out can foster hostility, resentment, and even defiance in a child. Children’s behavior that adults consider “bad” is really evidence of some problem the child is experiencing. Instead of banishing theContinue reading “Is time-out an appropriate discipline technique?”