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…”

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.

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 CDA cre­den­tials. So, how do you become infant and child (Pedi­atric) CPR cer­ti­fied? You will need hands-on train­ingCon­tin­ue 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 the childCon­tin­ue read­ing “Is time-out an appro­pri­ate dis­ci­pline technique?”

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