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Old 10-22-2010, 01:48 PM
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I just recieved an email from the NAFCC. They are going to offer on-line training for college credit. Thought some here might be interested. Here is a copy of the email I recieved:



High Quality Family Child Care Training
Online!!!


FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS...Don't miss this opportunity!

Up to 90 hours of family child care training IN YOUR OWN HOME!!!

REGISTER BY December 12, 2010

NAFCC is offering 2 online family child care training courses. Each course is worth 45 clock hours. Both classes are stand-alone and may be taken one at a time or at the same time.

Teaching and Learning in Family Child Care
Explore the unique relationships that define the family child care environment
Learn strategies for addressing guidance issues
Discover the purpose of play and how to provide developmental learning activities that will keep your kids and parents excited about your program
Grasp the professional and business practices that will help make your business a success

Creating Safe and Healthy Family Child Care Environments
Understand how to arrange your home to facilitate positive learning experiences
Learn what materials and equipment are developmentally appropriate
Examine the health and safety concerns that are particular to the family child care environment

4.5 CEUs are available for the completion of each course and must be purchased at time of registration.

Courses begin January 10, 2011 and end May 6, 2011.

NAFCC Members
Course $150.00 (PER COURSE)
CEUs $50.00 (PER COURSE)
Non-Members
Course $200.00 (PER COURSE)
CEUs $50.00 (PER COURSE)

For several semesters, NAFCC, partnering with Salt Lake Community College, has offered Introduction to Family Child Care as a 45-hour online training course. If you completed NAFCC's "Introduction to Family Child Care" online course you have completed the curriculum that is covered in "Teaching and Learning in Family Child Care" and "Creating Safe and Healthy Family Child Care Environments"

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REGISTER HERE by 12/12/2010

Questions?-Contact us at training@nafcc.org or call 801-886-2322 ext. 335

More Information

Both classes are stand-alone and may be taken one at a time or at the same time. Each class will be considered complete based on its own merits. These two classes present a solid foundation for family child care providers new to the field and a best practices in family child care refresher training for experienced providers.

Teaching and Learning in Family Child Care

Materials included in this class are based on the NAFCC Quality Standards for Accreditation content areas of Relationships, Developmental Learning Activities, and Professional and Business Practices. It examines all of the relationships that make up the family child care environment including those between the provider and children, the children together, and the special relationship that exists between the provider and the client families. It also addresses the professional relationships that are part of family child care and explores the unique aspects of operating a family child care business. This class offers 10 lessons specifically targeted to providing developmental learning activities in a family child care environment including all domains of learning, information that reinforces the importance of scheduling and of providing a balance of both provider and child-directed activities, and strategies for addressing guidance issues.

Creating Safe and Healthy Family Child Care Environments

Materials included in this class are based on the NAFCC Quality Standards for Accreditation content areas of The Environment and Safety and Health. This class examines topics including home arrangement, materials, and equipment for the family child care program. It also addresses specific areas of concern regarding the safety and health of young children in group care settings. Creating Safe and Healthy Family Child Care Environments explores topics including minimizing disease in the family child care environment, planning and preparing food for young children, keeping children safe, and ensuring that the family child care environment is inspected for both health and safety concerns.

Requirements

There are no regularly scheduled class meetings: participants will learn where and when they choose within the time frame of the course schedule. Assignment due dates are included and will be adhered to during the course. Included are printable lecture notes, engaging discussion groups, weekly individual and group assignments, and links to additional material. This is an introductory course; there are no prerequisites.
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