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Volume 4, No. 1 Spanish Training & Certificate


Protecting the Children in Your Care

Food allergies and the H1N1 flu virus are among the health-and-safety topics discussed in this article. Key points include: symptoms of both mild and severe food reactions; the importance of transportation policies in maximizing safety; and hygiene-related recommendations.

Age Group: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age

Core Knowledge Area: Health & Safety


Volume 4, No. 1 Answer Key


Volume 4, No. 2 Spanish Training & Certificate


Rest Time and Naptime: Tips on What Works and What Doesn't

Sleep is something that even many adults struggle with from time to time, so it should come as no surprise that sleep and napping can be a difficult area for a child care center to address. Key points discussed include: establishing effective rest time habits; and more rest time recommendations and suggestions.

Age Group: Infant, Toddler, Preschool

Core Knowledge Area: Health & Safety


Volume 4, No. 2 Answer Key


Volume 4, No. 3 Spanish Training & Certificate


Make Way for a Successful Day! The Role of Shadowing in Managing Behavior

Shadowing is sometimes necessary due to a particular behavior a child may be exhibiting. There are different premises why shadowing may be a good idea, and a biting child is a perfect example. Key points include: the role of shadowing in documentation, preparation and/or prevention; and helpful hints for parents and child care providers.

Age Group: Infant, Toddler, Preschool

Core Knowledge Area: Social & Emotional Development; Observation & Assessment


Volume 4, No. 3 Answer Key


Volume 4, No. 4 Spanish Training & Certificate


Creating Opportunities to Expand Fine & Gross Motor Skills

Fine (small) and gross (large) motor skills develop naturally in most children – however, teachers and parents must not assume that development is automatic – children need assistance and practice to hone their skills. Key points addressed include: what are fine and gross motor skills; developmental guidelines; and examples of fine and gross motor activities in the classroom.

Age Group: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age

Core Knowledge Area: Child Growth & Development


Volume 4, No. 4 Answer Key


Volume 4, No. 5 Spanish Training & Certificate


Connecting the Dots – Development Tips: Getting from Point A, to B, to C, etc.

This training focuses on basic guidelines for developmental progression at various ages: infants, toddlers, and 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds. Key points include: signs of possibly delays; and advice on how to approach parents respectfully and communicate with parents regularly.

Age Group: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age

Core Knowledge Area: Child Growth & Development


Volume 4, No. 5 Answer Key


Volume 4, No. 6 Spanish Training & Certificate


Effective Play & Activities are 'Key'

This training examines the needs of so-called "latchkey" children, those who are left alone at home while parents are at work. Key points addressed include: latchkey guidelines; and the crucial role of active play, dramatic play, and multicultural activities in the child care setting.

Age Group: Preschool, School-age

Core Knowledge Area: Learning Environment & Curriculum


Volume 4, No. 6 Answer Key


Volume 4, No. 7 Spanish Training & Certificate


Every Child is Naturally Good

This training examines why some children are a pleasure to be around, while others pout, scream, and cry at seemingly every turn. Key points discussed include: the role that adults play in children's behavior; and the importance of teaching compassion & empathy, self-reliance, character, and listening to children.

Age Group: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age

Core Knowledge Area: Guidance, Discipline, Interactions; Social & Emotional Development; Professionalism


Volume 4, No. 7 Answer Key


Volume 4, No. 8 Spanish Training & Certificate


Keeping Cool While Calming Baby

As stressful as crying may be for adults, it's normal for babies to cry – nor is crying a reflection of poor caregiving or parenting skills. Key points include: discussing the many reasons why a baby cries; explaining calming baby tips; and listing crying milestones at different ages.

Age Group: Infant, Toddler

Core Knowledge Area: Child Growth & Development


Volume 4, No. 8 Answer Key


Volume 4, No. 9 Spanish Training & Certificate


Dyslexia: Warning Signs, Myths & Strategies

Dyslexia is the most common of the learning disorders, which are conditions that interfere with a child's ability to acquire speech, reading, or other cognitive skills. Key points addressed include: separating dyslexia myths from facts; identifying and diagnosing dyslexia; and outlining strategies for teachers with dyslexic children.

Age Group: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age

Core Knowledge Area: Special Needs; Child Growth & Development


Volume 4, No. 9 Answer Key


Volume 4, No. 10 Spanish Training & Certificate


Understanding Attention Spans in Young Children

It is a fact of working with toddler-aged children: Their attention spans are short. However, that doesn't mean that attention spans can't be increased, over time. Key points include: reasons for short attention spans; techniques to assist in the development of greater attention spans; and the role that the physical classroom environment and the right number of toys play in enhancing children's attention spans.

Age Group: Infant, Toddler, Preschool

Core Knowledge Area: Child Growth & Development


Volume 4, No. 10 Answer Key


Volume 4, No. 11 Spanish Training & Certificate


Beating Burnout: Child Care Providers Play Crucial Role

Working with children means that stress is unavoidable. However, it IS possible for readers to manage stress, and not allow stress to control you. Key points include: signs of burnout; tips on avoiding burnout; and suggestions to reducing stress.

Age Group: Infant, Toddler, Preschool

Core Knowledge Area: Professionalism


Volume 4, No. 11 Answer Key


Volume 4, No. 12 Spanish Training & Certificate


Strategies for Effective Visual Supervision

This training focuses on some effective strategies – both indoors and outdoors – to ensure safety and reduce the chances of unattended children. Key points include: planning a good indoor environment; the importance of counting heads frequently; and suggestions on outdoor (i.e. playground) supervision.

Age Group: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age

Core Knowledge Area: Health & Safety


Volume 4, No. 12 Answer Key



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