Child Development

Child Development

The first few years of a child’s development are the most crucial. Working with subject matter experts in the field, we created courses designed specifically to improve your understanding of the factors influencing children during this time, and to help improve the quality of care you provide.

Temperament, Culture, and Goodness of Fit

Temperament: the combination of mental, physical, and emotional traits that is naturally predisposed in a person. Understanding your own gives insight into how you relate to children and their families.

DELIVERY METHOD

Self-paced Learning

COURSE LENGTH

2 hours

PRICE

$50.00

KCF CONTENT AREA(S)

II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

CDA CONTENT AREA(S)

III: Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Development

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU)

2. Continuing Education Units are awarded for full course completion.

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Culturally Competent Guidance for Young Children’s Behaviors

Save money with this bundle comprised of 3 courses: Culturally Competent Guidance: Strengthening Relationships with Families; Culturally Competent: The Developmental Lens, Culturally Competent Guidance: Exploring Behaviors: Form & Function.

DELIVERY METHOD

Self-paced Learning

COURSE LENGTH

6 hours – 2 hours per course

PRICE

$39.95

KCF CONTENT AREA(S)

I: Child Development and Learning
II: Promoting Social and Emotional Development
III: Relationships with Families

CDA CONTENT AREA(S)

III: Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Development
IV: Strategies to Establish Productive Relationships with Families
VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning

Knowledge And Know-How to Nurture Child Well-Being

Learn how partnering with parents enhances family strengths and promotes well-being and healthy child development. Think Small Institute has developed this course to increase your core knowledge of trauma-informed care to promote well-being for our children and their families. You will learn how to access relevant information and share resources with families. This self-paced course offers you activities, vignettes, practical resources, and tools to support your program.

DELIVERY METHOD

Self-paced Learning

COURSE LENGTH

8 hours

PRICE

$69.95

KCF CONTENT AREA(S)

I: Child Development and Learning
II.B: Promoting Cognitive Development
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development
III: Relationships with Families

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS(CEU)

8. Continuing Education Units are awarded for full course completion.

How Identity Shapes Relationships

Discover how to effectively identify the role of social identity to build trust and relationships with children and their families in your program. Through this proprietary Think Small Institute course, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and understand the importance of identity and how it shapes relationships with the children and families you serve. You will learn about real-world scenarios to gain a greater understanding, appreciation, and sensitivity to the fundamental differences in identities. You will leave the course with an improved ability to shape interactions and build lasting relationships.

DELIVERY METHOD

Self-paced Learning

COURSE LENGTH

4 hours

PRICE

$50.00

KCF CONTENT AREA(S)

III: Relationships with Families

CDA CONTENT AREA(S)

IV: Building Productive Relationships with Families

How Early Experiences Shape Brain Development

Studies indicate that early experiences have an important impact on children’s brain development. The role of early childhood educators is vital in nurturing healthy brain development. We at Think Small Institute developed this course because we know that positive learning environments promote healthy brain development. The course explains how brain development unfolds from birth to age five and presents strategies for building positive, culturally responsive relationships. It also investigates what factors can threaten healthy brain development and what protective factors can support young children and their families.

DELIVERY METHOD

Self-paced Learning

COURSE LENGTH

2 hours

PRICE

$30.00

KCF CONTENT AREA(S)

I: Child Development and Learning

CDA CONTENT AREA(S)

VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning

More Ways to Grow

Working with some of the best subject matter experts in the country, we’ve developed a number of courses to help you learn, develop and thrive. Click on any of the course groupings below to explore our most popular courses.

Child Development

Social & Emotional Competency

Professional Training & Certification