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Child Care - CE

CHI 019 – Child Care I Growth and Development

Satisfy 45 hours of the 90-hour requirement as stated in COMAR 07.04.01 for directors and senior staff in group child care centers. Topics include growth and development of children from birth through six years, introduction to the early childhood educations, emotional development of young children and intellectual and physical development.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of child care as a profession that requires training for professional development;
2. identify the stages and sequences of child development, birth through six years of age;
3. identify the domains of development (physical, social, emotional, and cognitive);
4. discuss the importance of emotional security and methods to provide emotional security in a child care setting;
5. discuss children¿s stages of social development; and
6. discuss stages of physical development in young children.

CHI 020 – Child Care II Activities for Young Children

Build on skills learned in Child Care I and satisfy 45 hours of the 90-hour requirement as stated in COMAR 07.04.01 for directors and senior staff in group child care centers. Topics include: Activities for children age's birth through six years, principles of children's learning, and learning environments. Prerequisite: CHI 019.

Course Objectives:
1. list a variety of equipment, activities, and opportunities to promote the physical development of children through play;
2. list a variety of equipment, activities, and opportunities to promote the intellectual growth of children through play;
3. explain the importance of room arrangements for safety in learning centers;
4. cite ways in which to establish a supportive environment in which children can begin to learn and practice appropriate and acceptable behavior as individuals and as a group; and
5. describe ways to support family involvement with children in a child care environment.

CHI 023 – Social Services Child Welfare Update

This course is designed to update staff on services available to meet the individual needs of Maryland's children and families served by the child welfare system. Topics to be covered include strategic direction for child welfare in Maryland, policy and practice updates, best practices, using data appropriately, operational program updates and what you need to do to be a successful supervisor in social services.

Course Objectives:
1. utilize an approach that promotes child safety, family strengthening, permanency and community-based services for children and families in the child welfare system;
2. assure that in planning, the entire system of care engages the family in helping them to improve their ability to safely parent and plan for their children¿s welfare;
3. use relevant data to improve decision-making, oversight and accountability;
4. develop and improve decision-making, oversight and accountability; and
5. demonstrate an understanding of the Child Welfare Accountability Act.

CHI 029 – Regional Training for Child Welfare Supervisors

This course is designed to update supervisory staff on services available to meet the needs of Maryland's children and families served by the child welfare system. Topics to be covered include strategic direction for child welfare in Maryland, best practices, using data appropriately, operational program updates and what is needed to be a successful supervisor in social services.

Course Objectives:
1. utilize an approach that promotes child safety, family strengthening, permanency and community-based services for children and families in the child welfare system;
2. plan so that the entire system of care engages the family in assisting them to improve their ability to safely parent and plan for their children's welfare;
3. use relevant data to improve decision making, oversight and accountability; and
4. demonstrate an understanding of the Child Welfare Accountability Act.

CHI 031 – Communication Skills for Child Care Professionals

Become familiar with the basic concepts of developing strong communication skills when working in a child care center. Topics include speaking, writing, interpersonal communication strategies and critical techniques, with a focus on communication with parents and co-workers and communication issues within a typical child care day.

Course Objectives:
1. practice reading strategies to increase comprehension and retention;
2. apply writing strategies to compose documents related to child care, including lesson plans,
3. parent letters, and child observation journals;
4. demonstrate effective communication skills in the child care environment; and
5. utilize a variety of tools to record and communicate critical child information, including behavior, accidents, daily routines and schedules.

CHI 032 – Group Care of Infants and Toddlers

Gain an introduction to the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth of young children. Topics to be covered include curriculum planning, goal setting, and selection of age-appropriate materials and methods.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate knowledge of growth and development of children birth through 2 years of age and explain the significance of the early years and the effects of early experience to later development;
2. demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the health, safety, and nutritional needs, and appropriate care routines for infants and toddlers;
3. discuss the importance of play for the infant and toddler and plan and implement appropriate activities for this age group;
4. recognize the importance of caregiver-child interactions and the necessity of stability and predictability of the care setting for infants and toddlers; and
5. identify the importance of and skills necessary for working closely with the parents of infants and toddlers.

CHI 034 – Emergency Preparedness Training for Child Care Providers

Obtain the emergency preparedness training needed by child care center staff, family child care providers and informal providers. Successful completion requires completion of a written emergency plan for center room, program, family child care program or informal program. Topics include basic child care licensing requirements and addressing additional areas of concern that are now in the forefront of emergency preparedness planning.

Course Objectives:
1. create a written emergency plan to identify and address the unique needs of a specific child care center room, program, family child care home or informal program.;
2. identify specific types of emergencies that may occur in the local community where the child care program is located;
3. list items to be included in a ¿Ready to Go¿ evacuation file;
4. describe the plan to assist children or staff with specific physical, mental, emotional, vision, or hearing special needs in an emergency situation; and
5. develop an outline of methods for communicating with families and/or community serving agencies in the event of an emergency.

CHI 035 – Family Child Care Pre-Service Module One: Child Development

Receive an introduction to the basic concepts of child development for family child care providers. Topics include milestones of growth and development birth through thirteen years, basic beliefs of leading child theorists and insights into learning differences among children.

Course Objectives:
1. describe major milestones, typical behaviors and general learning processes for children birth to 13 years of age,
2. explain the importance of quality early childhood education from a family child care perspective on young children¿s growth and development,
3. identify the theories/theorists who have shaped the understanding and research in the early childhood field, and
4. apply various strategies to support different learning styles.

CHI 036 – Family Child Care Pre-Service Module Two: Curriculum

Receive an introduction to the basic concepts of curriculum for family child care providers. Topics include major components of a developmentally appropriate family child care curriculum and environment.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the strategies necessary in providing a safe, healthy environment,
2. design activities which promote each child¿s physical skills,
3. plan developmentally appropriate activities that promote children¿s cognitive and language development, and
4. create activities that help children learn positive and acceptable social skills.

CHI 037 – Family Child Care Pre-Service Module Three: Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Learn the basic concepts of health, safety and nutrition for family child care providers. Topics include emergency preparedness planning, menu planning and specific issues of concern for the health and safety needs of children.

Course Objectives:
1. describe ways to provide a safe and healthy family childcare environment for children,
2. explain how to respond to accidents and emergencies in a family child care program,
3. list activities that will help children develop good health habits, and
4. recognize the signs of illness in children and describe when a child should be excluded from care.

CHI 038 – Family Child Care Pre-Service Module Four: Special Needs

Cover the basic concepts of inclusive care for children with special needs in the family child care environment. Topics include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its application in a childcare setting, inclusive care and health, behavioral and developmental issues and available resources.

Course Objectives:
1. identify typical and atypical development in children,
2. describe the importance of early intervention for children with variations in developing and learning,
3. identify referral agencies and describe referral procedures,
4. explain ADA as it applies to family child care programs, and
5. define the term reasonable accommodation.

CHI 039 – Family Child Care Pre-Service Module Five: Professionalism

Become familiar with the basic administrative tasks of operating a family child care program. Topics include supervision and appropriate guidance, abuse and/or neglect, basic recordkeeping, policies and procedures, marketing, handbooks and contracts.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the family childcare provider¿s responsibility in supervising children including the need to intervene to promote safety,
2. identify the signs of abuse and or neglect and reporting mandates,
3. describe the family child care provider¿s role in implementing Office of Child Care Regulations,
4. explain the professional responsibilities of a self-employed business owner, and
5. develop operational materials for use in a childcare program.

CHI 040 – Family Child Care Pre-Service Module Six: Community

Learn the basic concepts of community relationship building for family child care providers. Topics include relationships with children and families, cultural awareness and partnerships with community organizations.

Course Objectives:
1. list reasons for developing positive partnerships with families;
2. identify local community organizations that support early childhood programs;
3. develop strategies to build positive professional relationships with children, families; and community organizations; and
4. describe the influence of culture on the family child care program.

CHI 041 – Regional Training for Child Welfare Staff

Gain an update on what services are available to meet the needs of Maryland's children and families served by the child welfare system. Designed for supervisory staff, topics will include review of strategic direction for child welfare in Maryland, best practices, using data appropriately, operational program updates and how to be a successful supervisor in social services.

Course Objectives:
1. utilize an approach that promotes child safety, family strengthening, permanency and community- based services for children and families in the child welfare system;
2. communicate in planning, the need for the entire system of care to engage the family in helping them to improve their ability to safely parent and plan for their children's welfare;
3. use relevant data to improve decision making, oversight and accountability; and
4. demonstrate an understanding of the Child Welfare Accountability Act.

CHI 042 – Medication Administration for Child Care Providers

Learn the necessary training requirements set forth by the Office of Child Care for all center child care providers who provide medication to children.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize the responsibility in giving medications safely and accurately,
2. identify the general purpose of medication,
3. demonstrate proper hand washing and safe cleanliness practices during medication administration,
4. demonstrate competency in storing, measuring the correct dosage, and administering different types of medications, and
5. describe medication errors and how they can be avoided.

CHI 051 – Enhancing Language Development in Childhood

This course provides an overview for parents on the development of speech and language development in the young child. Topics to be covered include: language and brain development in the young child, techniques to stimulate language learning, issues in language skills attainment, and anatomy and function of the mouth in sound formation.

Course Objectives:
1. describe how the brain works in the language development of a young child,
2. list several activities and exercises that help to stimulate language learning,
3. create a journal to track and properly note a child¿s language development,
4. identify several issues of concern to monitor in language development, and
5. describe the anatomy of the mouth and its development and use in creating sounds.

CHI 052 – Early Childhood Administrative Training II

This course is designed for individuals pursuing professional development in the child care field and provides instruction on developing a center-wide improvement plan based on the Program Administration Scale. Topics include managing change, the Program Administration Scale instrument, recognizing areas for improvement,and developing improvement plans.

Course Objectives:
1. analyze staff and family concerns regarding changes that will occur in the child care program;
2. identify the components of the Program Administration Scale;
3. categorize the standards in the Program Administration Scale with areas requiring improvement within the child care programs;
4. review collected data to develop a center-wide improvement plan; and
5. implement improvement plan to improve overall quality of care for staff, children, and families within the child care programming.

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