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Child Care Courses: CDA Renewal

 

CDA Renewal 1: Professionalism-Beliefs, Knowledge, Action
In many ways, early care and education is a service profession and quality is the key ingredient. To provide quality services for children and families, early childhood professionals must interact with children, parents, coworkers, and supervisors in professional ways. This course, part 1 in an 8-part series of modules designed for completing the necessary educational requirements for a CDA renewal, explores the definition of professionalism and how it is applied in the early care and education field. Funding for this online training was provided by the Workforce Solutions- Gulf Coast Workforce Board as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative. 
Credit Hours: 6 hr Course Price: Pay First Certificate Fee : 30.00
CDA Renewal 2: Safe and Healthy Children
Healthy and safety are children's most basic needs. To create a program environment where children are empowered to learn and grow, child care providers must first ensure that children are healthy and safe. This course, part 2 in an 8-part series of modules designed for completing the necessary educational requirements for a CDA renewal, explores strategies for keeping children safe and healthy, for teaching children to make safe and healthy choices for themselves, and for communicating health and safety information to families. Funding for this online training was provided by the Workforce Solutions- Gulf Coast Workforce Board as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative. 
Credit Hours: 6 hr Course Price: Pay First Certificate Fee : 30.00
CDA Renewal 3: Encouraging Communication, Creativity and Problem Solving in Young Children
Some of the most important skills early care and education providers try to cultivate in young children include communication, creativity, and problem solving. By carefully planning the experiences and activities available to children, providers can encourage children to practice these important skills. This course, part 3 in an 8-part series of modules designed for completing the necessary educational requirements for a CDA renewal, explores strategies for effective verbal interactions, ways to encourage problem-solving, ideas for integrating the creative arts into the curriculum, and how to bring all these elements together using project-based learning. Funding for this online training was provided by the Workforce Solutions- Gulf Coast Workforce Board as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative. 
Credit Hours: 6 hr Course Price: Pay First Certificate Fee : 30.00
CDA Renewal 4: Builders and Barriers to Social Emotional Development
Guiding children's behavior can be one of the most challenging elements of working in early care and education. This course, part 5 in an 8-part series of modules designed for completing the necessary educational requirements for a CDA renewal, explores causes and goals of behavior, attachment theory, how to plan for children who need additional support, and classroom strategies for guiding behavior. Funding for this online training was provided by the Workforce Solutions- Gulf Coast Workforce Board as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative.  
Credit Hours: 6 hr Course Price: Pay First Certificate Fee : 30.00
CDA Renewal 5: Shared Responsibility for Behavior Guidance
Children who develop strong social emotional skills in early childhood tend to achieve greater success later in life. One of the most important functions of early care and education is to create experiences that intentionally encourage optimal social emotional development. This course, part 4 in an 8- part series of modules designed for completing the necessary educational requirements for a CDA renewal, explores stages of social emotional development, stages and types of play in early childhood, strategies for supporting pro-social behavior, motivation, and integrating literacy and music experiences into the curriculum specifically to foster children's social emotional skills. Funding for this online training was provided by the Workforce Solutions- Gulf Coast Workforce Board as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative. 
Credit Hours: 6 hr Course Price: Pay First Certificate Fee : 30.00
CDA Renewal 6: Family Partnerships
When early care and education practitioners partner with children's families, children are empowered to learn and grow. This course, part 6 in an 8-part series of modules designed for completing the necessary educational requirements for a CDA renewal, explores methods used to communicate different types of information to families, ways families can become involved in the early care and education program, barriers to family involvement, the impact of stress on families, and how to identify and share community resources to help support families. Funding for this online training was provided by the Workforce Solutions- Gulf Coast Workforce Board as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative. 
Credit Hours: 6 hr Course Price: Pay First Certificate Fee : 30.00
CDA Renewal 7: Environments that Teach
The environment in an early care and education program is the foundation for learning and development in all domains. This course, part 7 in an 8-part series of modules designed for completing the necessary educational requirements for a CDA renewal, explores constructivist theory and the importance of the environment on learning, basic principles for setting up an early learning environment, selecting age-appropriate materials, developmentally appropriate ways to incorporate content areas into the classroom environment, and ideas for integrating the indoor and outdoor learning environments to infuse the natural world into the learning experience. Funding for this online training was provided by the Workforce Solutions- Gulf Coast Workforce Board as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative. 
Credit Hours: 5 hr Course Price: Pay First Certificate Fee : 30.00
CDA Renewal 8: Classroom Planning and Management
Intentional teaching means carefully planning the activities and experiences that are made available to children in early care and education settings. This course, part 8 in an 8-part series of modules designed for completing the necessary educational requirements for a CDA renewal, explores classroom organization, what it means to manage a classroom, the importance of routines, strategies for child assessment, and how to utilize assessment information in meaningful lesson planning. Funding for this online training was provided by the Workforce Solutions- Gulf Coast Workforce Board as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative.  
Credit Hours: 4 hr Course Price: Pay First Certificate Fee : 30.00