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    Child Care Worker

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    To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

    Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

    Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

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    We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

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    Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

    Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

    Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

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    We strive to provide a fully online experience for students however some of our training courses include physical materials or equipment. Courses that have materials shipped directly to students will be shipped within 7 business days of registration. Some training courses have material for different sections and these courses may require multiple shipments as you completed stages of your course.

    Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Website Short Description

    Love working with children and want to learn techniques for supporting their development? This Child Development Associate course provides practical advice to prepare you for your role as an educator of children ages 0-5. Learn the principles of providing ultimate learning environments, developing engaging curricula for various developmental stages, meeting children’s social-emotional needs and interests, and communicating and interacting with parents and staff professionally. This course covers the basics of early education and positive guidance strategies to enhance physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional, and creativity development.

    Duration

    12 months

    Language

    English

    Instructor Description

    Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!

    Required Materials

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher

    Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website)

    • Google Chrome is the best browser for this course
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    • Kindle Reader App may be needed for some reading assignments (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
    • Adobe PDF Reader
    • Adobe Flash Player
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
    • PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don't have PowerPoint)

    Syllabus

    Child Care Worker Module 1 Historical Influence on Early Care and Education • Learning from the Past • Public Schooling in America • The Kindergarten Movement • Nursery School Movements • Early Twentieth Century Schooling • Brown vs. Board of Education • Mid-Twentieth Century Schooling • Establishment of Head Start • Universal Pre-K Child Care Worker Module 2 Quality Standards for Early Childhood Programs • Dual Approach to Setting Standards • National and State Standards • Standards and Accountability • Developmentally Appropriate Practice • Early Learning Standards • State Funded Programs • Methods of Assessment • Evaluation for Educators • Measure Outcomes with Observation Child Care Worker Module 3 Understanding the Development of Young Children • The Study of Child Development • Developmental Domains • The Physical Domain • Gross Motor Development • The Cognitive Domain • Three Types of Knowledge • The Affective Domain • Emotional Development • Social Development • Moral Development Child Care Worker Module 4 Contemporary Curriculum Approaches • Curriculum Development • Curriculum Models for Developmentally Appropriate Practices • Learning Environments and Pedagogy • Montessori Method • Reggio Emilia Approach • Direct Instruction • High/Scope Approach • Creative Curriculum • Project Approach Child Care Worker Module 5 Supporting Play and Learning during Early Childhood • The Importance of Play • Characteristics of Play • Classical Theories of Play • Contemporary Theories of Play • Symbolic Play • Constructive Play • Games with Rules • Teacher’s Role in Supporting Play Child Care Worker Module 6 Exploring Learning Theories and Teaching Strategies • Intentional Teaching • Constructivist Theory • Socio-Cultural Theory • Behaviorist Theory • Multiple Intelligences Theory • Learning Styles Theory • Information Processing Theory • Teacher Centered Teaching Strategies • Learner Centered Teaching Strategies Child Care Worker Module 7 Effective Learning Environments for Young Children • Thinking Expansively About Environments • Quality Learning Environments • Physical Learning Environment • Temporal Learning Environment • Interpersonal Learning Environment • National and State Regulations and Standards • State Quality Rating • Accreditation Standards • Environmental Rating Scales Child Care Worker Module 8 Connecting with Families and Communities • The Adults in Children’s Lives • Bioecological Theory of Human Development • Parents as Partners • Home-School Partnerships • Tips, Strategies and Plans for Caregivers and Teachers • Teachers, Caregivers and the Community • Community Within School or Center • Collaboration and Communication Child Care Worker Module 9 Issues and Advocacy in Early Childhood Education • Social Issues in the ECE Realm • Advocating for Young Children • Technology and Young Children • Pros and Cons of Technology Use in Classroom • The Obesity Epidemic • Nutrition and Exercise • Poverty and Young Children • Cultural Diversity Child Care Worker Module 10 Discovering Careers in Early Childhood Education • Why Teach Young Children? • Early Care and Education as a Profession • Professionalism • Career Options • Unusual Career Choices • Dispositions and Their Importance • Men as Teachers of Young Children • Why Men Are Needed in the Classroom

    Requirements

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website) • Google Chrome is the best browser for this course • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Kindle Reader App may be needed for some reading assignments (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.) • Adobe PDF Reader • Adobe Flash Player • Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player • PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don't have PowerPoint)

    Certification

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB’s Certified Child Care Worker (CCCW) exam. The Certified Child Care Worker (CCCW) exam prepares individuals for a career as a Child Care Worker. The certification displays mastery of the latest information and skill practice necessary to be a successful Certified Child Care Worker (CCCW) in a variety of settings. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board. Child Care Workers are responsible to care for children, in various settings when parents or other family members are unavailable. Certified Child Care Workers (CCCW) are responsible for making sure that children’s basic needs are being met, supervise and monitor the safety of children, assist with homework, and even be able to recognize signs of emotional distress or developmental issues. Certified Child Care Workers (CCCW) are employed in childcare centers, preschools, public schools, and private homes.

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