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Early Childhood Ages + Stages Practicum: Conducting Observations

Build on your knowledge from Change Up Learning’s Ages & Stages: The Science Behind Child and Youth Development course with our advanced practicum training. Refresh your understanding of developmental milestones, and gain hands-on experience observing children of various ages. This course helps you apply your learnings effectively, enhancing your skills in child and youth development.

This course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

This course satisfies these child care training requirements:

  • Core Knowledge and Competencies: 1. Child and Youth Growth and Development
  • Core Knowledge and Competencies: 3. Observation and Assessment
  • Core Knowledge and Competencies: 4. Learning Environment and Curriculum
  • Critical Competencies: 1. Child Development
  • Early Childhood Educator Requirements: Birth to Second Grade: 1. Child development
  • Early Childhood Educator Requirements: Birth to Second Grade: 3. Observation and assessment
  • Early Childhood - Continuing Education: 1. Child Development
  • Early Childhood - Continuing Education: 2. Child Guidance
  • Early Childhood - Continuing Education: 6. Learning Activities
  • Early Childhood - Continuing Education: 7. Health and Safety
  • Early Care and Education Knowledge Base: 1. Child Development
  • Early Care and Education Knowledge Base: 3. Observation, documentation and assessment
  • Early Care and Education Knowledge Base: 4. Teaching and engagement
  • Early Care and Education Knowledge Base: 5. Curriculum and learning environment
  • Early Care and Education Knowledge Base: 6. Professionalism
  • Childcare Program: Continuing Education: 1. Child development
  • Childcare Program: Continuing Education: 2. Health and safety or fire safety
  • Childcare Program: Continuing Education: 3. Caring for children with exceptionalities
  • Childcare Program: Continuing Education: 4. Nutrition
  • Childcare Program: Continuing Education: 6. Indoor and outdoor learning environments
  • Childcare Program: Continuing Education: 7. Behavior guidance
  • Childcare Program: Continuing Education: 8. Leadership, child care administration, or mentoring
  • Childcare Program: Continuing Education: 11. Legal issues in child care
  • Childcare Program: Continuing Education: 12. Child abuse and neglect
  • Child Care Training Regulations: 1. Child Development
  • Child Care Training Regulations: 2. Routine and emergency health protection of children including health related exclusions
  • Child Care Training Regulations: 4. Positive behavior management
  • Child Care Training Regulations: 5. Curriculum development policies and responsibilities
  • Child Care Training Regulations: 6. Supervision of children
  • Child Care Training Regulations: 7. Child accident and injury procedures including building and physical premises safety
  • Child Care Training Regulations: 8. Safe sleep practices
  • Child Care Training Regulations: 18. Preventing, recognizing, and reporting child abuse and neglect
  • Child Care Training Regulations: 21. Providing developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for children
  • Child Care Training Regulations: 22. Inclusion of children with special needs
  • ECE Competencies: 1. Child Development and Learning
  • ECE Competencies: 6. Observation, Screening, Assessment and Documentation
  • Core Knowledge Areas from the Michigan Core Knowledge and Core Competencies for the Early Care and Education Workforce: 1. Child development and learning
  • Core Knowledge Areas from the Michigan Core Knowledge and Core Competencies for the Early Care and Education Workforce: 5. Teaching and learning
  • Core Knowledge Areas from the Michigan Core Knowledge and Core Competencies for the Early Care and Education Workforce: 6. Observation, documentation, and assessment
  • Core Knowledge Areas from the Michigan Core Knowledge and Core Competencies for the Early Care and Education Workforce: 7. Interactions and guidance
  • Core Knowledge Areas from the Michigan Core Knowledge and Core Competencies for the Early Care and Education Workforce: 8. Child care center administrative rules
  • Teachers of Early Childhood Education Subject Matter Standards: 1. Child Development and Learning
  • Teachers of Early Childhood Education Subject Matter Standards: 2. Developmentally appropriate learning experiences
  • Teachers of Early Childhood Education Subject Matter Standards: 4. Assessment, evaluation, and individualization
  • Teachers of Early Childhood Education Subject Matter Standards: 5. Historical and contemporary development of early childhood education
  • Teachers of Early Childhood Education Subject Matter Standards: 7. Health, safety, and nutrition
  • Teachers of Early Childhood Education Subject Matter Standards: 8. Application through clinical experiences
  • Early Care & Education Professional Development Content Areas: 1. Child Development and Learning in Context
  • Early Care & Education Professional Development Content Areas: 3. Child Observation, Documentation, and Assessment
  • Early Care & Education Professional Development Content Areas: 5. Knowledge, Application, and Integration of Academics Content in the Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Early Care & Education Professional Development Content Areas: 6. Professionalism as an Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Care & Education Professional Development Content Areas: 7. Health and Safety
  • Early Care & Education Professional Development Content Areas: 8. Professional Development and Leadership
  • Early Care and Education Professional Competency Goals for Staff: 1. Child development, including discipline, guidance, nutrition, injury control and safety
  • Early Care and Education Professional Competency Goals for Directors: a. Early learning standards
  • Early Care and Education Professional Competency Goals for Directors: d. Developmentally appropriate practices
  • Early Care and Education Professional Competency Goals for Directors: f. Advocacy for the Center, Parents, children and Staff
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners: 1. Child growth and development
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners: 2. Health, safety and nutrition
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners: 3. Child observation and assessment
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners: 5. Learning environments and curriculum
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners: 6. Interactions with children
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners: 7. Program planning, development and evaluation
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners: 8. Professionalism and leadership
  • All Staff Annual Training: 1. Child growth and development
  • Director Annual Training: 1. Curriculum
  • Director Annual Training: 2. Nutrition
  • All Staff Annual Training: 2. Social and Emotional Development
  • All Staff Annual Training: 3. Child Guidance
  • Director Annual Training: 3. Special Needs
  • Director Annual Training: 4. Child Guidance
  • All Staff Annual Training: 4. Health and Safety, Nutrition
  • Director Annual Training: 5. Professional Development
  • All Staff Annual Training: 5. Special Needs
  • All Staff Annual Training: 6. Professional Development
  • Department of Social Services, Child Care Services (CCS): Pathway to Professional Development: 1. Child growth and development
  • Department of Social Services, Child Care Services (CCS): Pathway to Professional Development: 2. Detecting and reporting child abuse and neglect
  • Department of Social Services, Child Care Services (CCS): Pathway to Professional Development: 3. Guidance and behavior management
  • Department of Social Services, Child Care Services (CCS): Pathway to Professional Development: 7. Nutrition for children
  • Department of Social Services, Child Care Services (CCS): Pathway to Professional Development: 11. Learning environments
  • Department of Social Services, Child Care Services (CCS): Pathway to Professional Development: 12. Age-appropriate activities and planning
  • Department of Social Services, Child Care Services (CCS): Pathway to Professional Development: 13. Professionalism
  • Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators: 1. Child growth and development, and learning or courses that align with the competency domains of child growth and development
  • Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators: 2. Child observation and assessment
  • Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators: 6. Professional development and leadership
  • Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators: 8. Teaching practices
  • Department of Early Education & Care Standards: 1. Child Growth and Development, Birth - 8 Years
  • Department of Early Education & Care Standards: 4. Child and Classroom Management
  • Department of Early Education & Care Standards: 5. Advanced or Specialized Early Childhood Education or Development
  • Department of Early Education & Care Standards: 6. Children with Special Needs, Birth - 16 years
  • Department of Early Education & Care Standards: 7. Infant and Toddler Development, Care, and Program Planning
  • Department of Early Education & Care Standards: 10. Supervision or Staff Development in Early Childhood Education
  • Department of Early Education & Care Standards: 11. Child Observation, Documentation and Assessment
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Department: 1. Child growth, development, and learning
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Department: 2. Health, safety, nutrition, and infection control
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Department: 4. Developmentally appropriate content
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Department: 5. Learning environment and curriculum implementation
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Department: 6. Assessment of children and programs
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Department: 7. Professionalism
  • Child Growth and Development: 1. Child nutrition
  • Career Development: 1. Ethics and professionalism in child care
  • Child Growth and Development: 2. Children with special needs
  • Family/Community Relations: 2. Community health, pediatrics or social services resources for children and families
  • Family/Community Relations: 3. Transitioning
  • Child Growth and Development: 4. Brain development
  • Career Development: 4. Using child care tools
  • Child Growth and Development: 5. Benefits of outdoor play and gross motor activities
  • Child Growth and Development: 6. Social/emotional development
  • Career Development: 6. Strategic leadership and planning
  • Child Growth and Development: 7. Challenging behaviors
  • Child Growth and Development: 8. Cognitive development
  • Child Growth and Development: 9. Health and wellness
  • Department of Children, Youth & Families: Child Care Provider Training Requirements: 1. Child/adolescent growth and development
  • Department of Children, Youth & Families: Child Care Provider Training Requirements: 2. Learning environment and curriculum
  • Department of Children, Youth & Families: Child Care Provider Training Requirements: 3. Child observation and assessment
  • Department of Children, Youth & Families: Child Care Provider Training Requirements: 5. Safety and wellness
  • Department of Children, Youth & Families: Child Care Provider Training Requirements: 6. Interactions with children/youth
  • Department of Children, Youth & Families: Child Care Provider Training Requirements: 7. Program planning and development
  • Standards of Early Learning and Development: 1. Childhood Development
  • Standards of Early Learning and Development: 3. Quality Child Care and Licensing
  • Standards of Early Learning and Development: 5. Language Development
  • Standards of Early Learning and Development: 6. Positive Discipline and Guidance
  • Early Learning and Development Standards: 1. Early Childhood Education and Child Development
  • Early Learning and Development Standards: 8. Programming for Children with Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Training: 1. Health and safety
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Training: 2. Child growth and development
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Training: 4. Planning learning activities
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Training: 8. Detection of child abuse
  • Child Care Regulations: 1. Infant/Toddler Development Training
  • Early Learning eGuidelines Competencies: 1. Introduction to Inclusive Child Care
  • Early Learning eGuidelines Competencies: 2. Understanding Child Development in Relation to Disabilities
  • Early Learning eGuidelines Competencies: 4. Preparing for and Including Young Children in the Child Care Setting
  • Early Learning eGuidelines Competencies: 5. Community Services for Young Children with Disabilities (including Early Intervention services)
  • Early Learning eGuidelines Competencies: a. Introduction to Inclusive Child Care
  • Early Learning eGuidelines Competencies: b. Understanding Child Development in Relation to Disabilities
  • Early Learning eGuidelines Competencies: d. Preparing for and Including Young Children in the Child Care Setting
  • Early Learning eGuidelines Competencies: e. Community Services for Young Children with Disabilities (including Early Intervention services)
  • NYC DYCD Core Competencies for Youth Work Professionals: 1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of child and youth development and ability to use this knowledge to achieve the goals of the program.
  • School Age Child Care: 1. Principles of Childhood Development
  • NYC DYCD Core Competencies for Youth Work Professionals: 3. Ability to promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces diversity.
  • School Age Child Care: 3. Child Day Care Program Development
  • NYC DYCD Core Competencies for Youth Work Professionals: 4. Ability to foster academic and non-academic skills and broaden participant horizons.
  • Early Childhood Professional Learning Categories: 1. Learning Communities
  • Early Childhood Professional Learning Categories: 3. Resources
  • Early Childhood Professional Learning Categories: 4. Data
  • Early Childhood Professional Learning Categories: 5. Learning Designs
  • Early Childhood Professional Learning Categories: 6. Implementation
  • Early Childhood Professional Learning Categories: 7. Outcomes
  • Core Knowledge and Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 1. Management
  • Core Knowledge and Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 2. Child and youth development
  • Core Knowledge and Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 3. Child safety, abuse, and neglect
  • Early Learning and Development Standards: 1. Physical Health and Motor Development
  • Early Learning and Development Standards: 2. Social and Emotional Development
  • Early Learning and Development Standards: 3. Language Development
  • Early Learning and Development Standards: 5. Cognitive Development
  • Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education Child Care Licensing Unit: 1. Proper supervision of children
  • Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education Child Care Licensing Unit: 2. Behavioral guidance practices
  • Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education Child Care Licensing Unit: 3. Safe sleep practices for infants
  • Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education Child Care Licensing Unit: 4. Shaken baby syndrome; which includes prevention (Carter's Law, Act 1208)
  • Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education Child Care Licensing Unit: 5. Appropriately responding to a crying or fussy infant or child
  • Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education Child Care Licensing Unit: 7. Mandated reporter training
  • Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education Child Care Licensing Unit: 14. Nutrition and physical activities
  • Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education Child Care Licensing Unit: 16. Basic child development
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 1. Safe Environments
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 2. Healthy Environments
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 3. Learning Environments
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 4. Physical Development
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 5. Cognitive Learning
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 7. Creative Learning
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 9. Social Development
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 10. Guidance
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 12. Program Management
  • Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals: 13. Professionalism
  • Quality Standards for OST Programs: 1: Health and Safety
  • Quality Standards for OST Programs: 2: Relationships and Interactions
  • Quality Standards for OST Programs: 4: Leadership and Management
  • Program Quality Practices: 2. Assessment, Planning, and Improvement
  • Program Quality Practices: 6. Safety, Health, and Wellness
  • Program Quality Practices: 7. Leadership and Administration
  • Program Quality Practices: 8. Professional Development
  • Child Care Centers Professional Growth and Development Training Requirements: 2. Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
  • Child Care Centers Professional Growth and Development Training Requirements: 3. Positive ways to support children’s social and emotional development (includes guidance and discipline)
  • Child Care Centers Professional Growth and Development Training Requirements: 7. Observing and recording children’s behavior
  • Child Care Centers Professional Growth and Development Training Requirements: 8. Principles of child growth and development
  • Child Care VA Standards: 3. Food and Allergic Reactions
  • Child Care VA Standards: 6. Safe Spaces
  • Child Care VA Standards: 13. Foundations of Child Development and Approaches to Learning
  • Department of Early Learning and Care: Training: 3. Human Growth and Development
  • Department of Early Learning and Care: Training: 4. Health Safety and Nutrition
  • Department of Early Learning and Care: Training: 5. Learning Environments and Curriculum
  • Department of Early Learning and Care: Training: 6. Observation and Assessment
  • Department of Early Learning and Care: Training: 7. Special Needs
  • Department of Early Learning and Care: Training: 8. Understanding and Guiding Behavior
  • Early Childhood: Child Care Center Training Topics: 4. Children with special needs
  • Early Childhood: Child Care Center Training Topics: 7. Principles of child growth and development, including brain development
  • B-3 Continuum: 4. Supported Transitions
  • B-3 Continuum: 5. Joint Professional Development
  • B-3 Continuum: 6. Aligned Curriculum and Instruction
  • B-3 Continuum: 7. Aligned Assessments
  • B-3 Continuum: 8. Data-driven Improvement
  • Department of Children and Families (Annual In-Service Training): 5. Child development – typical and atypical
  • Department of Children and Families (Annual In-Service Training): 13. Working with children with disabilities in child care
  • Department of Children and Families (Annual In-Service Training): 16. Guidance and discipline
  • Department of Children and Families (Annual In-Service Training): 19. Age-appropriate lesson planning
  • Department of Children and Families (Annual In-Service Training): 22. Developing special interest centers/spaces and environments
  • Department of Education: Standards for Professional Development: a. Child development and learning
  • Department of Education: Standards for Professional Development: f. Strategies for working with children with disabilities
  • Early Childhood Education Professional Learning Standards: A. Child Growth and Development
  • Early Childhood Education Professional Learning Standards: D. Availability of community services and resources, including those available to children with special needs
  • Department of Education and Early Development (DEED): Annual Requirements: 2. Special Education Training for Aides
  • Department of Education and Early Development (DEED): Mandatory Trainings: 1. Sexual abuse awareness and prevention
  • Department of Education and Early Development (DEED): Periodic Requirements: 2. Special Education Training for Staff
  • Early Childhood Education: Professional Development Areas: Annual Training (1) Child growth and development
  • Early Childhood Education: Professional Development Areas: Annual Training (2) Guidance and discipline
  • Early Childhood Education: Professional Development Areas: Annual Training (3) Age-appropriate curriculum
  • Early Childhood Education: Professional Development Areas: Annual Training (4) Teacher-child interaction
  • Early Childhood Education: Professional Development Areas: In-Service 3. Understanding early childhood brain development.
  • Early Childhood Education: Professional Development Areas: Pre-Service 1. Developmental stages of children
  • Early Childhood Education: Professional Development Areas: Pre-Service 2. Age-appropriate activities for children
  • Early Childhood Education: Professional Development Areas: Pre-Service 3. Positive guidance and discipline of children
  • Early Childhood Education: Professional Development Areas: Pre-Service 4. Fostering children’s self-esteem
  • Early Childhood Education: Professional Development Areas: Pre-Service 5. Supervision and safety practices in the care of children
  • Child Care Facilities: Staff Development Topics: b. Steps to advance children's physical and intellectual development
  • Child Care Facilities: Staff Development Topics: c. Positive ways to support children's social and emotional development
  • Child Care Facilities: Staff Development Topics: g. Observing and recording children's behavior
  • Child Care Facilities: Staff Development Topics: h. Principles of child growth and development
  • Child Care Facilities: Staff Development Topics: i. Learning activities that promote inclusion of children with special needs
  • Division of Early Care and Education: Staff Development: c. Prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions
  • Division of Early Care and Education: Staff Development: i. Child growth and development
  • Division of Early Care and Education: Staff Development: j. Caring for children with disabilities
  • Division of Early Care and Education: Staff Development: o. Identification and reporting of suspected child abuse or neglect
  • Division of Early Care and Education: Staff Development: r. Business operations
  • Department of Children & Families: Staff Training Requirements for Childcare Centers: i. Child growth and development
  • Department of Children & Families: Staff Training Requirements for Childcare Centers: ii. Positive guidance and discipline
  • Department of Children & Families: Staff Training Requirements for Childcare Centers: iii. Nutrition and good eating habits
  • Department of Children & Families: Staff Training Requirements for Childcare Centers: v. Program planning and development
  • Department of Children & Families: Staff Training Requirements for Childcare Centers: vi. Creating a classroom environment
  • Department of Children & Families: Staff Training Requirements for Childcare Centers: vii. Health and safety procedures, including recognition of illness and disease and training in basic infection control techniques
  • Afterschool Program Quality Guidelines: I. Child/Adolescent Growth and Development
  • Afterschool Program Quality Guidelines: II. Learning Environment and Curriculum
  • Afterschool Program Quality Guidelines: III. Child/Adolescent Observation and Assessment
  • Afterschool Program Quality Guidelines: V. Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Afterschool Program Quality Guidelines: VI. Interactions with Children/Youth/Others
  • Afterschool Program Quality Guidelines: VIII. Professional Development and Leadership
  • Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators (PA PSCECE): Standard 1: Child Development and Learning in Context
  • Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators (PA PSCECE): Standard 3: Child Observation, Documentation, and Assessment
  • Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators (PA PSCECE): Standard 4: Developmentally, Culturally, and Linguistically Appropriate Teaching Practices
  • Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators (PA PSCECE): Standard 5: Knowledge, Application, and Integration of Academic Content in the Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Child Care Training & Education: Standard 6: Child and Youth Assessment
  • Early Childhood Professional Development Framework: Standard I: Designs/Plans Instruction
  • Early Childhood Professional Development Framework: Standard II: Creates/Maintains Environments
  • Early Childhood Professional Development Framework: Standard III: Implements Instruction
  • Early Childhood Professional Development Framework: Standard IV: Assesses & Communicates Learning Results
  • Early Childhood Professional Development Framework: Standard V: Reflects/Evaluates Teaching/Learning
  • Early Childhood Professional Development Framework: Standard VI: Collaborates with Colleagues/Families/Others
  • Early Childhood Professional Development Framework: Standard VII: Engages in Professional Development
  • Early Childhood Professional Development Framework: Standard VIII: Supports Families

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  • 21 Lessons