If you need a fun and engaging activity to do with the group of children in your care, check out our student’s variations on the “if you’re happy and you know it” song! I love to do ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It.’ This works great inside and outdoors. Keep in mind though that theContinue reading “If You’re Happy and You Know It…”
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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 wonder “how can I support young children’s social–emotional development?” Childcare providers want to support young children’s confidence, help them manage and express their emotions, relate to others, and react appropriately in social situations. These relationships and emotions fall within the domain of social–emotional development. You have a unique opportunity to positively impactContinue reading “How can I support young children’s social–emotional development?”
How do I become Infant and Child (Pediatric) CPR Certified?
Are you wondering “How do I become Infant and Child (Pediatric) CPR Certified?” Keep reading for more information and resources. 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 orContinue 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?”