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Child Care Training

Steps Ahead

Registration Fee:$36/person
Credit Hours:12
Training Level:1
CDA Goals/Subjects:1, 2 / 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Core Content:LEC
CEU Available:Yes
Levels and Standards Key

The state of Indiana developed this series to meet its requirements for child care providers.

Broadcast Schedule

Mondays, Feb. 22-May 10 at 1:00 pm/12:00 n CT on KET1

Feb. 22 (two 30-minute programs)

  • “Designing Developmentally Appropriate Days”—examines the fundamentals of developmentally appropriate practices and provides simple and easy ways of achieving this goal.
  • “Quality Family Child Care”—Family child care is an important and growing profession. In this program, family care providers and parents address various issues and concerns and share practical and creative advice.

March 1 (two 30-minute programs)

  • “Make a Difference: Report Child Abuse and Neglect”—Professionals discuss the harsh reality of child abuse and neglect, sharing information about what to do if abuse is suspected, indicators of abuse/neglect, and the tremendous impact of this problem on society.
  • “A Reason To Care: Corporate Support of Community Child Care”—Executives from various corporations discuss their commitment to child care support for families.

March 8 (two 30-minute programs)

  • “Safe and Secure” (Part 1)
  • “Safe and Secure” (Part 2)

March 15 (two 30-minute programs)

  • “Food for Thought—Nutrition and Children”—Proper nutrition is critical to a child’s growth and development. This program addresses dietary needs, food preparation and sanitation, and the social experience of mealtime.
  • “Infection Control in Child Care Settings”

March 22 (two 30-minute programs)

  • “Dramatic Play: More Than Playing House”—explores the importance of dramatic and socio-dramatic play and provides great ideas for prop boxes and thematic play.
  • “Exploring Science and Nature”—Exploration is an appropriate way to introduce science and nature concepts to young children.

March 29 (two 30-minute programs)

  • “Painting a Positive Picture: Proactive Behavior Management”—focuses on helping children manage their behavior in an encouraging, nurturing, and positive manner while supporting each child’s self-esteem.
  • “Daily Dilemmas: Coping with Challenges”—Waiting in line, toileting, and transition times all can add up to daily dilemmas. But specific techniques can help ease these challenges for both the children and the child care provider.

April 5 (two 30-minute programs)

  • “Creative Outdoor Environments for Children”—Children love to play outside, and play is the work of children. This program explores the elements of a safe, effective, and fun outdoor environment.
  • “Acquiring Self Regulation”

April 12 (two 30-minute programs)

  • “Communication and Learning”
  • “Making Friends and Getting Along With Others”

April 19 (two 30-minute programs)

  • “Developmental Infant Care”—The first 12 months of life are crucial in providing the foundation for a child’s future growth and development, confirming the importance of appropriate care during this time.
  • “Cooing, Crying, Cuddling: Infant Brain Development”—explores the fascinating process of brain development during the first 15 months of life.

April 26 (two 30-minute programs)

  • “Laughing, Learning, Loving: Toddler Brain Development”—Throughout the toddler period, the brain continues to develop at an astonishing rate. What can parents and caregivers do to promote optimal development?
  • “Before and After School ... Creative Experiences”—demonstrates quality school-age care situations where children can experience the responsibilities of independence within the confines of safety and with the support of caring and helpful adults.

May 3 (two 30-minute programs)

  • “After-School Programming: Plan It” (Parts 1 and 2)—These two programs provide insight on how to enrich out-of-school time for students through developmentally appropriate activities and simple planning.

May 10 (two 30-minute programs)

  • “Early Intervention: Natural Environments for Children”—Environments such as restaurants, parks, child care centers, and homes can provide comforting and natural places for special-needs children to receive therapy.
  • “Welcoming All Children: Creating Inclusive Child Care”—looks at how to develop and implement an inclusive early childhood setting and provides strategies and techniques to ensure that your center or home welcomes all children.

More Information

For more information about KET child care training, contact Susan Hines-Bricker at (800) 432-0951, ext. 7278; (859) 258-7278; or .

600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 258-7000 (800) 432-0951