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. Communicable disease prevention. Obligatory staff training on child abuse.
2. Preparing your family child care for licensor visit.
3. Discipline techniques for early childhood classroom.
4. Creating an anti-bias environment with low-cost materials
5. Managing your time successfully
6. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)and what every early childhood teacher must do.
7. Using observation for curriculum planning
8. Puppetry series class #1 Teaching Mathematics with home made puppets.
9. Puppetry series class #2 Developing emotional and social skills with homemade puppets
10.Puppetry series class #3 Easy puppet making with children and teachers

 

1.Communicable disease procedure and prevention.  Obligatory staff training on child abuse.
Content area: Health, safety and Nutrition Level 2

Staff training.
Communicable diseases procedures.

Class identifies ways to prevent spread of communicable disease and describes how       teachers can protect themselves from being infected. Second part of a training is design to fulfill requirements for all licensed child care providers to train all stuff, volunteers and household members in area of prevention of child abuse and neglect, and mandatory reporting.

 

2. Preparing your family child care for licensor visit.
Content area:Program planning and development Level 1

Preparing for licensor visit

Class recommended for child care owners. If you are due for a licensor visit, make preparation less stressful and     more effective with step by step instructions. Class also explains what usually happened during licensor visit and  how to correct noncompliance. Lot of practical advice from experienced family day care provider.

 

Understanding Discipline
Understanding Discipline

3. Discipline techniques for early childhood classroom.
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!

 

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

 

4. 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.

 

5. Managing your time successfully. Content area: Professional Development and Leadership. Level 2

Class will help teachers prevent “burn-out” by  effectively organizing their professional as well as personal time.

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

6. 10-hour advance. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and what every early childhood teacher must do. Content area: Professional Development and Leadership Level 3
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

7. 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.

 

8. Teaching mathematics with homemade puppets.                                                                  Content area: Curriculum and Learning  Environment . Level 3

Class teaches how to effectively make and use puppets as an alternative learning experience in helping children understand early mathematical concepts.

9. Developing emotional and social skills with homemade puppets.                                  Content area:Curriculum and Learning Environment . Level 3

Puppets are extremely valuable social/emotional teaching tools. Class teaches how to use puppets to help children    traumatized by fear of monsters, new school, haircut, moving, dentist, divorce, death and many more.

Puppet making with children
Puppet making with children

10. Easy Puppet making with children and teachers. 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.