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Course Catalog > DCF Child Care Training Part II = 10 Hrs > Preschool Appropriate Practices

Preschool 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 3 to 5 years old. The course provides an overview of the need for quality care, stages of development, learning environments, health and safety practices, enhance development and learning, creating a positive, caring community of learners, positive guidance strategies, observation and assessment, relationships with families, and quality caregivers. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: * Identify how developmentally appropriate practice applies to young children * Describe the early childhood theories that apply to young children * Identify developmental alerts for young children * Define the concept of play and how to encourage learning with young children * Identify the elements an effective learning environment * Define appropriate disciplinary practices that comply with state and federal law * Identify the benefits of building a classroom community