The purpose of this online course is to help early childhood professionals understand the problem of early childhood obesity and the role early childhood care and education settings can play in preventing it. It addresses science-based best practices that can be applied in any care and early education program.
Once you have completed this course, you should be able to:
- Describe health risks from early childhood obesity
- Identify opportunities to prevent early childhood obesity in early childhood education programs
- Describe how early childhood education systems can help
This course is aligned with the guidelines of the Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition program. It was developed with funding from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
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Infants’ experiences early in life literally influence the physical structures of the brain, opening the way for patterns of thought and behavior for the rest of a child’s life. This 1-hour course addresses critical topics related to caring for the youngest and most vulnerable population of children, infants and toddlers.
Course Information Infants and toddlers engage in challenging behaviors as a way of communicating that they have unmet needs. This 2-hour online training course is designed to help child care…
One of the most challenging aspects of child care is deciding upon a style of discipline that is appropriate, effective, and in the best interest of each child. Students will learn about the strengths and weaknesses of various disciplinary styles and explore strategies for setting and enforcing healthy limits.
Guidance and discipline issues are two of the most challenging aspects of any early childhood teacher’s work. Explore what contributes to problem behaviors and how to work with children to promote positive behaviors. Examine the effects of the classroom environment on children’s behaviors.
Each workplace interaction is an opportunity to build respectful professional relationships with parents and co-workers. Explore the causes of communication conflicts ,how to resolve them, and effective communication strategies to use with parents and co-workers.
…also consider how infants communicate their needs for interaction, as well as how to best support infants during growth spurts. Finally, we offer multiple strategies for calming a fussy infant….