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Child Development

Learn how and why to use the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), as a developmental screening tool, in your child care program.  Educate and support parents as they learn about their child and how he/she develops. CD&L, ODA

ONLINE   |   HOURS: 2   |   COST: $25   

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The best way for young children to learn math is in a playful and informal way!  Discover a variety of math activities to build the skills children need to be ready to learn more advanced math when they start school.

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional $10 fee (optional).

CORRESPONDENCE   |   CREDIT HOURS: 5     

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CLASS WITHOUT CEU

Upon Completion of the CDA 120+ class, students will have:
1. Documentation of 120 hours completed
2. 6 Competency Statements written
3.  All Resource Collection times for the Professional Portfolio

CDA 120+ Online (via email) is available anytime.  Participants have up to one year to complete the class.

  • Cost is $650.00 + textbook costs
  • Contact Tonya at Tonyac@campfirewestmi4c.org or 616.451.8281 x242

Required textbooks (additional cost to student)

These books are an integral part of the training.  They are current and reflect up to date research and emerging trends in early childhood.

1. CDA Essentials for Working with Young Children Textbook

2. CDA Essentials for Working with Young Children Workbook

3.  CDA Competency Standrads Book (Family Child Care or Infant, Toddler or Preschool)

To purchase the books go to the CDA Council Bookstore Council Online Store

ONLINE   |   HOURS: 120   |   COST: $650

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This class is designed to help you care for a child you suspect has or who has already been diagnosed with Autism or Asperger Syndrome or something else on the Autism Spectrum of Disorders (ASD).

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Explore the development of empathy with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  Discover strategies for increasing empathy skills and helping young children form friendships.

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional $10 fee (optional).

CORRESPONDENCE  |   HOURS: 5

CLASS WITH CEU

CLASS WITHOUT CEU

Explore normal sexual development in children.  Learn how to talk to parents about embarrassing situations.  Policies and procedures will also be covered.

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This is a class for people who want to be lead teachers in an infant toddler room or who care for infants and toddlers in a home.  Explore what makes a good infant toddler program.  Discover how children grow and develop birth to 3 years old.  This 15 hours class includes 1.5 CEUs from GVSU.

CORRESPONDENCE   |   HOURS: 15   |   COST: $235

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Explore the components of a good place for infants, toddlers and adults.  Learn strategies to effectively work as a team with parents.  This class can be taken after Infant Toddler Care Part 1 or Infant Toddler Part A or Infant Toddler Foundations.  This 15 hour class includes 1.5 CEUs from GVSU.

CORRESPONDENCE   |   HOURS: 15   |   COST: $235

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Learn effective methods of guiding infant and toddler behavior.  Explore teaching methods and learning development of very young children.  This class can be taken after Infant Toddler Care Part 2 or Infant Toddler Part B.  This 15 hour class includes 1.5 CEUs from GVSU.

CORRESPONDENCE   |   HOURS: 15   |   COST: $235

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An introduction to current developmental theories and brain development.

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional (optional) fee for $10.00

CORRESPONDENCE   |   HOURS: 5   

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CLASS WITHOUT CEU

Learn several fun and easy ideas that also help children learn skills they need to be ready for school and that help keep their bodies physically fit.  The importance of helping children develop motor and movement skills will also be reviewed.

ONLINE   |   HOURS: 2   |   COST: $25

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How can we help children understand and handle their feelings of anger? Discover ways to teach children this important self-control skill.

ONLINE   |   HOURS: 2   |   COST: $25

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As early childhood professionals we know PLAY is important.  In this class we will explore why play is critical and develop some strategies to make it happen for young children.

If you live or work in Kent County, the first 50 people to register can take this class for free.  Funding for this has been generously provided by W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Free Class: https://shop.4cchildcare.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=PL%2DAns%2Dfree

ONLINE   |   HOURS: 2   |   COST: $25

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Literacy is so much more than reciting the ABC's.  Discover all the pieces of literacy and explore activities that you can use with children birth through age five.

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional (optional) fee of $10.00

CORRESPONDENCE   |   HOURS: 5   

CLASS WITH CEU

CLASS WITHOUT CEU

Learn about early literacy and how to foster it. You will also learn about engaging and fun activities that will help children be ready to learn to read when they start school. This class reviews literacy milestones, red flags and kindergarten readiness skills.

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Learn about fostering emotional, social and behavioral health. Learn ways to build children's social-emotional and self-regulation skills. Also covered is the importance of primary caregivers and parents' attachment/relationships.

ONLINE   |   HOURS: 2   |   COST: $25

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Find out how to help the children in your care find their roots, grow wings and take flight.  Multicultural activities will be shared.

Class costs $45.00 and offers .5 CEU's for an additional (optional) fee of $10.00.

CORRESPONDENCE   |   HOURS: 5

CLASS WITH CEU

CLASS WITHOUT CEU

Learn to recognize the signs of readiness, to develop techniques for helping the child be successful, and to work with parents on this important developmental milestone.

ONLINE   |   HOURS: 2   |   COST: $25

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