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Course Catalog > DCF Child Care Training Part II = 10 Hrs > Infant and Toddler Appropriate Practices

Infant and Toddler Appropriate Practices   

In order to use this course to meet the Part II requirement, individuals must complete this course and Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice (5-hour: Online and Instructor-led) This course is designed for childcare professionals responsible for the care of children birth through 36 months. The course provides an overview of the need for quality care, stages of development, appropriate interactions, learning environments and experiences, health and safety practices, positive guidance strategies, observation and assessment, relationships with families, and quality caregivers. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: * Explain how developmentally appropriate practice applies to infants and toddlers * Describe the early childhood theories that apply to infants and toddlers o Identify developmental alerts for infants and toddlers * Explain the concept of play and how to encourage learning with infants and toddlers o Describe an effective learning environment * Demonstrate a model of desirable behavior o List the importance of quality relations with children and families in care