The Child Care Basics Course - 30 Hour STARS

The Child Care Basics Course - 30 Hour STARS

This is the 30 Hour Child Care Basics course required by the WA State Department of Children, Youth, and Families.

About this course

This course is designed to be completed in no less than 30 hours. It includes modules on the following:

  1.   Professional Practice 
  2.   Valuing Each Child and Family
  3.   Child Growth & Development
  4.   Celebrating Child Growth
  5.   Curriculum and Learning Environments
  6.   Family & Community Partnerships
  7.   Healthy Practices: Part I
  8.   Healthy Practices: Part II
  9.   Interaction & Guidance
  10.  Supporting Children for Life Success

There are 10 modules to complete to earn your certificate. Along the way and at the conclusion of each module, you will complete quizzes to show your proficiency and understanding of the material presented. You must pass each quiz with a 100% score to move on to the next page or module.

Refund Policy: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • There are no refunds for incomplete courses.
  • If you purchased the incorrect course, please contact us within 12 hours of purchase. If you haven't opened the course/ have not started the course, we will be happy to refund you the full amount.
  • If you change your mind about the course after you have started it, we will give you a credit for the full amount to use on another course. However, once you have started the course, we do not provide any refunds.

Curriculum

  • Welcome!
  • Important Information Before You Start...
  • Module 1: Professional Practice
  • Professional Practice - Learning Outcomes
  • The Licensing Guidebooks
  • What Is Professionalism?
  • The Professional Teacher
  • Professionalism
  • Professional Development
  • Forms & Documentation
  • Record Keeping
  • The Heart of the Teacher
  • Dear Me!
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 2: Valuing Each Child and Family
  • Valuing Each Child & Family - Learning Outcomes
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Cultural Volcano
  • Components of Human Diversity
  • Family Structures
  • Family Structures Feedback
  • Classroom Practices
  • In Your Classroom
  • Attitudes and Practices
  • Supporting Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in The Classroom
  • Building Partnerships
  • Communicating with Families
  • More on Effective Communication
  • If You Were The Parent...
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 3: Child Growth & Development
  • Child Growth & Development - Learning Outcomes
  • Principles of Child Development & Learning
  • Understanding NAEYC's Principles of Child Development
  • Child Development Terminology
  • How I Learn!
  • Developmental Milestones: Preschool
  • Developmental Milestones: Ages 3 - 5
  • Developmental & Individual Needs
  • Developmental Profile
  • Age- and Developmentally Appropriate Behaviors
  • Brain Development Facts
  • Serve & Return Interactions
  • Executive Function
  • This Is Your Brain On Stress
  • Stress and Brain Development
  • Helpful or Harmful?
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 4: Celebrating Child Growth
  • Celebrating Child Growth - Learning Outcomes
  • Why Observation?
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Observation & Scaffolding
  • Observing Children
  • What Do You Observe?
  • Objective vs Subjective
  • Developmental Screening & Assessment
  • Your Ethical Responsibilities
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 5: Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Curriculum & Learning Environment - Learning Outcomes
  • Child-Centered Environments
  • Assessing Your Learning Environment
  • Managing Flow in the Early Childhood Classroom
  • Planning for Success
  • Developmentally Appropriate Environments
  • What's It For?
  • How Much Space Is Needed?
  • Effective Communication
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 6: Family & Community Partnerships
  • Family & Community Partnerships - Learning Outcomes
  • Introduction
  • Families As Teachers
  • Building Partnerships
  • Both Sides Of The Story: Teacher
  • Both Sides Of The Story: Parent
  • What Would You Do?
  • Resources
  • Using Volunteers
  • What Young Children Learn
  • Family Photos
  • Helping Children and Families with Separation
  • Helping with Separation
  • Conflict Resolution Tips
  • Resolving Conflict with Families
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 7: Healthy Practices: Part I
  • Safety & Wellness - Learning Outcomes
  • Introduction
  • WAC Compliance
  • Strengthening Families
  • Helping Families
  • Signs of Abuse & Neglect
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Dealing With Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Safety Hazards
  • More Safety Considerations
  • Safe or Unsafe?
  • Bleach Solutions
  • Weak or Strong?
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 8: Healthy Practices: Part II
  • Wellness, Nutrition, and Fitness - Learning Outcomes
  • Hand Washing Procedures
  • Hand Washing
  • Diapering
  • Diapering
  • Food Handling
  • Nutrition
  • Food Service and Nutrition
  • Food Allergies
  • Dental Care, Physical Activity and Sleep
  • Health and Fitness
  • Appropriate Practices for Illness, Medications, Emergencies, and Disasters
  • What Would You Do?
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 9: Interactions & Guidance
  • Interactions & Guidance - Learning Outcomes
  • Building Connections With Children
  • Special Time
  • Benefits of Special Time
  • Maximizing Children's Learning
  • How Children Learn
  • Positive Behavior Model
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Implicit Bias
  • Positive Responses
  • Less Effective Responses
  • Off Track Behavior
  • Setting Limits with Young Children
  • Handling Off Track Behavior In The Classroom
  • Guidance Policy
  • Appropriate Responses
  • Expulsion of Children
  • WAC 170-300-0340 | Expulsion Policies
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 10: Supporting Children for Life Success
  • Supporting Children for Life Success - Learning Outcomes
  • ACEs Resource Packet
  • When Stress Becomes Toxic
  • The Effects of Stress
  • Brain Science: The "Downstairs" Brain
  • Brain Science: The "Upstairs" Brain
  • How You Act and Respond Matters
  • Understanding the Brain
  • Neurons that Fire Together...
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Original Study
  • ACEs: Ten Common Experiences
  • Complex Trauma
  • At Least One ACE
  • Significant Adversity
  • Comprehending ACEs
  • How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
  • Toxic Stress
  • Predictable Pathways of Early Trauma
  • Homelessness and ACEs
  • Defining Homelessness
  • Identifying Homelessness in Children
  • Identifying Homelessness in Families
  • Resources for Families
  • Reviewing Toxic Stress and Early Trauma
  • Ready to Learn
  • The Science of Resilience
  • Positive Relationships
  • Self-Care Inspires Compassion
  • Developing Self-Regulation
  • How Do You Take Care of Yourself?
  • Design Your Self Care Plan
  • Reflect on your Self-Care
  • Regulating Emotions
  • Challenging Behaviors?
  • Supporting Through Distress
  • Redirect
  • Self-Regulation Techniques for Children
  • Practice is Key
  • Connect Feelings to Behaviors
  • Emotional Triggers
  • You're Launching Bright Futures
  • Assessment of Learning
  • The End

About this course

This course is designed to be completed in no less than 30 hours. It includes modules on the following:

  1.   Professional Practice 
  2.   Valuing Each Child and Family
  3.   Child Growth & Development
  4.   Celebrating Child Growth
  5.   Curriculum and Learning Environments
  6.   Family & Community Partnerships
  7.   Healthy Practices: Part I
  8.   Healthy Practices: Part II
  9.   Interaction & Guidance
  10.  Supporting Children for Life Success

There are 10 modules to complete to earn your certificate. Along the way and at the conclusion of each module, you will complete quizzes to show your proficiency and understanding of the material presented. You must pass each quiz with a 100% score to move on to the next page or module.

Refund Policy: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • There are no refunds for incomplete courses.
  • If you purchased the incorrect course, please contact us within 12 hours of purchase. If you haven't opened the course/ have not started the course, we will be happy to refund you the full amount.
  • If you change your mind about the course after you have started it, we will give you a credit for the full amount to use on another course. However, once you have started the course, we do not provide any refunds.

Curriculum

  • Welcome!
  • Important Information Before You Start...
  • Module 1: Professional Practice
  • Professional Practice - Learning Outcomes
  • The Licensing Guidebooks
  • What Is Professionalism?
  • The Professional Teacher
  • Professionalism
  • Professional Development
  • Forms & Documentation
  • Record Keeping
  • The Heart of the Teacher
  • Dear Me!
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 2: Valuing Each Child and Family
  • Valuing Each Child & Family - Learning Outcomes
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Cultural Volcano
  • Components of Human Diversity
  • Family Structures
  • Family Structures Feedback
  • Classroom Practices
  • In Your Classroom
  • Attitudes and Practices
  • Supporting Cultural & Linguistic Diversity in The Classroom
  • Building Partnerships
  • Communicating with Families
  • More on Effective Communication
  • If You Were The Parent...
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 3: Child Growth & Development
  • Child Growth & Development - Learning Outcomes
  • Principles of Child Development & Learning
  • Understanding NAEYC's Principles of Child Development
  • Child Development Terminology
  • How I Learn!
  • Developmental Milestones: Preschool
  • Developmental Milestones: Ages 3 - 5
  • Developmental & Individual Needs
  • Developmental Profile
  • Age- and Developmentally Appropriate Behaviors
  • Brain Development Facts
  • Serve & Return Interactions
  • Executive Function
  • This Is Your Brain On Stress
  • Stress and Brain Development
  • Helpful or Harmful?
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 4: Celebrating Child Growth
  • Celebrating Child Growth - Learning Outcomes
  • Why Observation?
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Observation & Scaffolding
  • Observing Children
  • What Do You Observe?
  • Objective vs Subjective
  • Developmental Screening & Assessment
  • Your Ethical Responsibilities
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 5: Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Curriculum & Learning Environment - Learning Outcomes
  • Child-Centered Environments
  • Assessing Your Learning Environment
  • Managing Flow in the Early Childhood Classroom
  • Planning for Success
  • Developmentally Appropriate Environments
  • What's It For?
  • How Much Space Is Needed?
  • Effective Communication
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 6: Family & Community Partnerships
  • Family & Community Partnerships - Learning Outcomes
  • Introduction
  • Families As Teachers
  • Building Partnerships
  • Both Sides Of The Story: Teacher
  • Both Sides Of The Story: Parent
  • What Would You Do?
  • Resources
  • Using Volunteers
  • What Young Children Learn
  • Family Photos
  • Helping Children and Families with Separation
  • Helping with Separation
  • Conflict Resolution Tips
  • Resolving Conflict with Families
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 7: Healthy Practices: Part I
  • Safety & Wellness - Learning Outcomes
  • Introduction
  • WAC Compliance
  • Strengthening Families
  • Helping Families
  • Signs of Abuse & Neglect
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Dealing With Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Safety Hazards
  • More Safety Considerations
  • Safe or Unsafe?
  • Bleach Solutions
  • Weak or Strong?
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 8: Healthy Practices: Part II
  • Wellness, Nutrition, and Fitness - Learning Outcomes
  • Hand Washing Procedures
  • Hand Washing
  • Diapering
  • Diapering
  • Food Handling
  • Nutrition
  • Food Service and Nutrition
  • Food Allergies
  • Dental Care, Physical Activity and Sleep
  • Health and Fitness
  • Appropriate Practices for Illness, Medications, Emergencies, and Disasters
  • What Would You Do?
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 9: Interactions & Guidance
  • Interactions & Guidance - Learning Outcomes
  • Building Connections With Children
  • Special Time
  • Benefits of Special Time
  • Maximizing Children's Learning
  • How Children Learn
  • Positive Behavior Model
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Implicit Bias
  • Positive Responses
  • Less Effective Responses
  • Off Track Behavior
  • Setting Limits with Young Children
  • Handling Off Track Behavior In The Classroom
  • Guidance Policy
  • Appropriate Responses
  • Expulsion of Children
  • WAC 170-300-0340 | Expulsion Policies
  • Required Reading
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Module 10: Supporting Children for Life Success
  • Supporting Children for Life Success - Learning Outcomes
  • ACEs Resource Packet
  • When Stress Becomes Toxic
  • The Effects of Stress
  • Brain Science: The "Downstairs" Brain
  • Brain Science: The "Upstairs" Brain
  • How You Act and Respond Matters
  • Understanding the Brain
  • Neurons that Fire Together...
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Original Study
  • ACEs: Ten Common Experiences
  • Complex Trauma
  • At Least One ACE
  • Significant Adversity
  • Comprehending ACEs
  • How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
  • Toxic Stress
  • Predictable Pathways of Early Trauma
  • Homelessness and ACEs
  • Defining Homelessness
  • Identifying Homelessness in Children
  • Identifying Homelessness in Families
  • Resources for Families
  • Reviewing Toxic Stress and Early Trauma
  • Ready to Learn
  • The Science of Resilience
  • Positive Relationships
  • Self-Care Inspires Compassion
  • Developing Self-Regulation
  • How Do You Take Care of Yourself?
  • Design Your Self Care Plan
  • Reflect on your Self-Care
  • Regulating Emotions
  • Challenging Behaviors?
  • Supporting Through Distress
  • Redirect
  • Self-Regulation Techniques for Children
  • Practice is Key
  • Connect Feelings to Behaviors
  • Emotional Triggers
  • You're Launching Bright Futures
  • Assessment of Learning
  • The End