Marketing Training for Administrators

This self-guided training is intended for Dr. Day Care & Kids Klub Administrators. Some content is only applicable for Dr. Day Care (indicated with DDC) and some only for Kids Klub (indicated with KK).

For all information presented, always check the server for the most up-to-date files and resources. Policies, forms, procedures, etc. are stored on this training site as a guide, however the information stored on the server should always be checked to ensure accuracy.

 

Running a Kitchen at a child care center

 

This training will review expectations and routines in a child care facility’s kitchen.  At Dr. Day Care, we follow the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns to ensure children and adults have access to healthy, balanced meals throughout the day.

 

 

After this training, you will be able to

  • Understand the typical daily routines that occur in a child care center kitchen throughout the day.
  • Use a variety of checklists and logs to maintain a safe kitchen environment.
  • Learn the importance of preventing foodborne illness.
  • Review CACFP meal pattern to ensure children have access to healthy, balanced meals throughout the day.
  • Review MyPlate and resources available to educate parents and families on healthy eating habits.

This training is primarily intended for use by those providing meals to children within group settings. This may include center-based staff, family, group and center-based childcare providers and early childhood consultants.

Throughout this training, you will hear references to Dr. Day Care policies and procedures. Follow your early childhood center’s specific policies. If your center needs assistance in developing policies, contact drdaycare@drdaycare.com or 401-475-7707 x222 for assistance.

For Dr. Day Care teachers and staff, always check with your Administrator for the most up-to-date policies, procedures, or forms.

 

After completing this training, you will receive a certificate for 2 Professional Development hours.

 

 

Click on the course titles below to progress through this training.  All videos and questions must be answered to receive a training certificate.

Special Needs: tips and information

Learn strategies and techniques used to promote success for children with behavioral needs in your classroom.  Understand the realities of working with children with challenging behaviors in an integrated environment.

 

 

After this training, you will be able to

  • Understand the Therapeutic Child Care Services program, behavior management, de-escalation/crisis interventions, and the classroom environment.
  • Recognize common behavior challenges in a child care setting.
  • Plan for how to teach children replacement behaviors to avoid escalation.
  • Understand techniques to support a responsive classroom environment such as a Safe Zone, picture schedule, Feelings Charts, Breathing & Relaxation techniques, etc.
  • Understand the seven stages of the escalation cycle and how to intervene at each of the seven stages.
  • Investigate behaviors as signals of underlying developmental issues.
  • Strategize ways to implement suggested techniques and strategies.

 

This training is primarily intended for use by those supporting children with special needs within group settings. This may include center-based teachers, family, group and center-based childcare providers and early childhood consultants.

Throughout this training, you will hear references to Dr. Day Care policies and procedures. Follow your early childhood center’s specific policies. If your center needs assistance in developing policies, contact drdaycare@drdaycare.com or 401-475-7707 x222 for assistance.

For Dr. Day Care teachers and staff, always check with your Administrator for the most up-to-date policies, procedures, or forms.

 

After completing this training, you will receive a certificate for 2 Professional Development hours.

(This training is pending in Rhode Island for DCYF training hours)

 

This course addresses these Rhode Island Workforce Knowledge and Competencies:
  • Domain 1: Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness
    • Understands the purpose of and follows current state and federal regulations including, but not limited to: · Child Care Licensing Regulations · IDEA · ADA · RI Regulations Governing the Education of Children with Disabilities
  • Domain 3: Development and Learning
    • General Knowledge of Domains, Stages, and Milestones
    • Fostering Healthy Attachment
    • Individual Needs and Differences
    • Identified Special Needs

 

Click on the course titles below to progress through this training.  All videos and questions must be answered to receive a training certificate.

Effective parent-teacher communication

 

Participants in this training will learn skills to effectively communicate with the families and parents of the children in their classroom (ages birth – 12).  This training will focus on types of communication, improving communication skills, and tips for effective communication.

After this training, you will be able to

  • Communicate with families about general daily activities, developing skills, and accomplishments as a means of building relationships.
  • Communicate honestly, sensitively, and empathically in a family-friendly and culturally appropriate way.
  • Create opportunities for two-way communication to build relationships with families based on mutual trust and understanding.
  • Demonstrate and maintain positive and appropriate relationships with families.
  • Employ regular and ongoing opportunities to exchange information with families pertinent to their child’s learning and development.
  • Use a variety of methods to engage all families in active two-way communication.
  • Collaborate with coworkers to create and maintain a welcoming environment for families.

 

Participants in this training will learn skills to effectively communicate with the families and parents of the children in their classroom.   This may include center-based teachers, family, group and center-based childcare providers and early childhood consultants.

 

Throughout this training, you will hear references to Dr. Day Care policies and procedures. Follow your early childhood center’s specific policies. If your center needs assistance in developing policies, contact drdaycare@drdaycare.com or 401-475-7707 x222 for assistance.

For Dr. Day Care teachers and staff, always check with your Administrator for the most up-to-date policies, procedures, or forms.

After completing this training, you will receive a certificate for 2 Professional Development hours.

(This training is APPROVED in Rhode Island for DHS/Center-ELP training hours)

 

Click on the course titles below to progress through this training.  All videos and questions must be answered to receive a training certificate.

How to use this training site

Welcome to the Dr. Day Care Training Center!

We are excited to have you join us.  This quick introduction course is meant to guide participants on how to enroll in a course, how to complete lessons and quizzes, and how to print your training certificate.

Still need help?  Send us an email with your question at info@drdaycare.com.

 

Getting Started

Click on the Courses tab (at the top of this site) to view all of the available courses.

Select the Course Category you are interested in reviewing (additional courses will be added frequently).

Select the course you want to take.

Review the course objectives, scroll to the bottom, and enroll in the course by click on the “Take this Course” button

Complete Lessons

After reviewing the content, scroll to the bottom to complete your first Lesson.

 

Lessons may have text, images, audio, or video.

 

Take a Quiz

Lessons will have a quiz at the end of the course or after a lesson.

Scroll to the bottom and click on the quiz button.  Answer the question(s).

After successfully completing the quiz, click on the “Click Here to Continue” button to progress to the next lesson.

 

View your Profile and print your certificate

All certificates can be found in the Profile.  Click on the certificate to view/print.

 

Let’s give it a try!  Enroll in this course by clicking the button below.  Then go on to the first Lesson.

Why should anyone listen to you? Establish yourself as an expert.

How to establish yourself as an expert: Self-publish, support the community, join networking groups, and more

Leadership skills come from experience and education, but positioning yourself as an expert also comes from great PR and marketing. You must market and brand yourself to ensure others perceive you as an expert.  Many of the leaders in the child care field have the skills to educate children, teachers, and staff but lack the confidence to brand themselves as an expert.

This course will teach child care owners, decision makers, and leaders how to become experts in the field.

How can you show that you are an expert?  Advocate for quality child care, educate, and inform public policy. Share your advice through parenting advice columns, newspaper articles, radio and tv shows, or other professional outlets. Join local networking groups and build community partnerships. Evaluate what is and is not working.

Read real-life tips on how Dr. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith established herself as the expert through self-publishing her own book, submitting weekly advice columns, appearing on radio shows, running a  monthly tv show, forming and influencing public policy by becoming a state legislative liaison, and the networking groups that have made a big impact in the success of her child care center.

 

As part of this training you will:

  • Learn options on how to establish yourself as an expert
  • Identify your own unique expert skills that will establish you as an expert
  • Evaluate opportunities available to participants that will make an impact in the success of your child care center

 

After completing this training, you will receive a certificate for 1 Professional Development hour.

 

Click on the course titles below to progress through this training.  Complete the final quiz to receive a training certificate.