Developed and delivered by the authors as an introduction to the Scales! Each course is self-paced, so you can start and stop as often as needed. In total, each course takes about 5 hours to complete. Checks for understanding are embedded, along with the ability to email questions directly to the authors! You can be assured you are receiving an accurate and up-to-date training! Choose course.
Watching the development of language in young children is truly inspiring. From day one, an infant begins trying to figure out the code that sets humans apart from other creatures. Learning to talk is one of the marvels of human development. This online course focuses on the developmental sequence of expressive language, understanding the child's form of communication, and provides strategies for families and teachers to support language development. Course content is based on Kaplan Early Learning… More »
This online course offers a brief overview of the principles, concepts, and foundations of infant/toddler development. Participants will explore how they, as caregivers, can enhance sensory development and provide modifications for infants, toddlers, and twos who need additional supports. Potential issues of sensory integration issues are also explored. Course content is based on Kaplan Early Learning Company's curriculum Learn Every Day®: The Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, and aligned… More »
This online training for the Learning Accomplishment Profile: Birth to Kindergarten (LAP™: Birth to Kindergarten) includes 3 modules, designed to share comprehensive information to administer and use this assessment tool with accuracy, efficiency, and impact. Module 1 introduces the LAP™, along with key goals and processes of a comprehensive assessment system in early childhood settings. Module 2 gives deeper technical information about the LAP™, and provides all the essential… More »
In this online course, participants will explore the key areas that underpin best practices in early care and education, including: brain development, social and emotional development, the learning environment, language and literacy development, and math and science concepts. Through interactive, online experiences participants will learn foundational principles and methods to build resilient children and support the development of critical thinking skills. Course content is based on Kaplan Early… More »