STARS / Merit Training Correspondence Classes

Students will receive training materials through mail or E-mail to study at home at their convenience. They will have to do homework and pass a test to receive certificate. Students can contact CCF as many times as necessary to ask questions and receive assistance. For students with limited computer access all contact will be through mail and phone.


Correspondence classes

Presently we have following 10 hour correspondence training available:
1. Teaching Mathematics with home made puppets
2. Managing your time successfully
3. Preparing your family child care for licensor visit.
4. Creating an anti-bias environment with low-cost materials
5. Puppet making with children
6. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
7. Using observation for curriculum planning
8. Understanding discipline


creating an anti-bias environment with low cost materials
creating an anti-bias environment with low cost materials

1. Creating an anti-bias environment with low-cost material. Content area: Curriculum and Learning Environment Level 1
All early child care and education professionals must respect and accept cultural differences of day care children, their families and other people. An important part of understanding many cultures is creating an anti-bias environment. In that entry level training, new child care providers can learn how to use simple materials and techniques to make the existing environment culturally appropriate. For teachers with small budgets, training will describe ways to make free or low-cost multicultural toys and materials.



Puppet making with children
Puppet making with children

2. Puppet making with children. Content area: Curriculum & Learning Environment Level 1
Early childhood teachers need new tools which will hold children’s attention and make learning fun. Puppets make a difference! Learn how to work with children to make simple puppets from recycling materials to encourage language skills and creativity.


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

3. 10-hour advance. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and what every early childhood teacher must do. Content area: Professional Development and Leadership Level 3 NEW
Training summarizes the newest and one of the largest investigations ever conducted, to assess association between early childhood maltreatment and its devastating effects on later-life health and well-being. It names ways childhood teachers can use to lessen effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and help young children develop resiliency.



Using observation for curriculum planning
Using observation for curriculum planning

4. 10-hour advance. Using observation for curriculum planning. Content area: Ongoing Measurement of Children’s Progress Level 5  Using observation for curriculum planning is high-level training designed for very experienced early childhood professionals who love a challenge and want to create a unique learning environment that will put fun back into learning and leave competition in the dust. The training explains simple techniques of curriculum planning by applying observation, webbing, and changes to environment and activities. Correct implementation of these techniques guarantees strong growth of knowledge, joy and excitement in children as well as in teachers.


Understanding Discipline
Understanding Discipline

5.10-hour advance. Understanding discipline. Content area: Interaction Level 1
Today’s children are “give-it-to-me-now” kids. They need boundaries. They need discipline. In that entry level training, new child care providers can learn practical, age-appropriate discipline techniques that will change children’s lives and save providers a lot of frustration. If you have never taken training on guidance. you need to consider it now!




6. Managing your family child care business. Content area: Program Planning and Development.Level 2 (Available June 1, 2014) Training especially recommended for providers licensed during the last four years. Covers all basic points running successful day care business. Includes  practical advice on program planning, evaluation, personnel management and financial management. Training includes a chapter on advertisement and recruitment techniques.

Starting day care bussines
Starting day care business