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.

Creating and supporting a developmentally appropriate infant room

 

This training will demonstrate a developmentally appropriate learning environment for an Infant classroom.  At Dr. Day Care, we refer to this as an Infant Model Classroom.  From this training, you will learn about the typical routines and daily expectations in an infant classroom.

 

After this training, you will be able to

  • Understand typical routines and daily expectations in an infant classroom.
  • Describe environments and materials that support infants’ development.
  • Understand developmental milestones for infants.
  • Recognize the importance of quality relationships between infants and adults and begin to apply this knowledge to the classroom.
  • Understand the significance of establishing and maintaining communication with families.
  • Reflect on your own ideas and experiences associated with communicating with families.
  • Plan activities that promote communication with all families in your program.

 

This training is primarily intended for use by those supporting infants 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 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.