License our training curriculum

We can help you to conduct your own training using an established curriculum. You may license our  training curriculum content to provide professional development using your own trainer(s).  You can deliver the training material as is, or adapt it to your needs.

  • All content notes and suggested methods of presentation.

  • A PowerPoint

  • Master copy of all handouts or links to online content (if applicable).

  • A list of supplies needed (if applicable).

  • Tools for assessment

  • Certificate template

  • Training record template

  • Trainer’s booklet including tips, ideas for planning in-service events, and icebreaker games!

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  • Designer has an M.Ed. in adult education and curriculum design and development.We sought the input of other child care providers and professionals regarding the class topics and content.

    Meets standards for quality online training.

    Meets principles for adult learning.

    Meets the quality assurance/training approval standards for many states.

    We use a variety of content resources and media when developing the classes

    Let us know if you want more information

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Free Trial Online Class

Free trial online class
Gather ‘Round for Circle Time-1 clock hour
This is a class that will help providers improve their curriculum. You will learn how to plan for a developmentally appropriate circle time that has value and interest for all children in your program. If you have never taken a class with us before now is the time to try one! Email us at freeclass@childcarelounge.com with your full name, email address and mailing address. Please allow 3 business days for access information!

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2016 Child Care News Stories

Here are some of the top news and research stories from the past year of 2016

U.S. Department of Education Announces $3 Million in Pay for Success Grants for Preschool Programs

Federal report recommends teaching self-regulation in schools

How dwelling on problems could harm mother-child bonding

Early childhood programs have long-term benefits, study finds

Mom’s Support in Early Number Play Helps Boost Future Math Scores

Poverty Wages For U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover

Dad in-tune to child’s needs and abilities

New screen time rules for kids, by doctors

National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs-Updated

Sleep-Deprived Preschoolers May Eat More

Study: Racial bias might start as early as preschool

Emotionally invested parents give children a leg up in life

Infants pay more attention to native speakers of their language

Fussy Babies At Higher Risk Of Obesity

African American Early Childhood Teachers Make 84 Cents for Every $1 Earned by Their White Peers

Risk for Autism in Younger Children Increases Significantly If They Have Older Sibling with Disorder

Breastfeeding associated w/ better brain development & neurocognitive outcomes

The State of Preschool 2015

Sleep experts reveal new recommendations for children

Social, Emotional Needs of Autistic Students Should Come First

Good Nutrition Positively Affects Social Development, Penn Research Shows

ADHD Linked to Disturbed Sleep in Children

Lunch Rules Ban Fried Foods, Frosted Flakes in Daycare

Study Finds Link Between Parenting & Child’s Self-Control

CDC Finds No Change In Autism Prevalence

Brief Intervention Can Stop Playground Bully Behavior

Here’s Why Preschool Suspensions Are Harmful

Preschool and its long-term benefits

Why Kindergarten Is The New First Grade

Helicopter Parenting Can Hinder Child Development

Gaps in preschool access largest for Latino kids

Poverty linked to childhood depression, changes in brain connectivity

Exercise early in life promotes healthy brain, metabolism

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Christmas Tree! Theme and Activities

The Christmas tree is a well known symbol of the holiday. Learn more about the wonderful tradition and find great ways to celebrate.

Christmas Tree Facts

Learn More About the Christmas Tree:

  • 2-3 seedlings are planted for every harvested Christmas tree.
  • Christmas trees take 7-10 years to mature.
  • Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states.
  • Oregon produces the most real Christmas trees.
  • 73 million new Christmas trees will be planted this year.
  • The top selling Christmas trees are Balsam fir, Douglas fir, and Scotch Pine.

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Sing “Oh, Christmas Tree!”

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
of all the trees most lovely
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
of all the trees most lovely

Each year you bring to me delight,
meaning in the Christmas night

Oh Christmas tree, oh Dhristmas tree,
of all the trees most lovely

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
with faithful leaves unchanging
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
with faithful leaves unchanging

Your boughs are green,
in sommers glow and do not
fade in winters snow

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
with faithful leaves unchanging

Each year you bring to me delight,
meaning in the christmas night

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,
of all the trees most lovely.

Make Christmas Trees

Snow-Covered Trees
Paint pine cones green. Cover pine cones with whipped Ivory Flakes. You can add on glitter for additional decoration.

Hand Print Tree
Have children trace handprints on green construction paper. Cut out the hands and help children glue them in a form of a pyramid. Have fingers face outward to add to the illusion of branches. Decorate.

Decorate The Tree

Cinnamon Scented Ornaments
Ingredients:
-1 cup cinnamon
-1 T. cloves
-1 T. nutmeg
-3/4 C. applesauce
-2 T. white glue

Mix ingredients until you have a smooth dough. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Be sure to make a hole in the top. Place aside and let dry for a few days.

Hanging Lids
Punch a hole in the lid of a frozen juice can and allow children to decorate with a variety of craft materials.

Silver Bells Ornaments
Puch a hole in the top of a dixie paper cup. Loop wire or a pipe cleaner through for hanger. Leave extra wire hanging in the center and attach a small craft bell. Cover the cup with tin foil and glue on glitter or decorations.

Beaded Wreath or Candy Cane
Form the desired shape of a ring or hook with a pipe cleaner. Allow older children to string on colored beads. By alternating red and white beads on the hook, a candy cane is made. Simply bend over the last section of the pipe cleaner to secure. Attach a red ribbon to a ring of green beads for the wreath.

 

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Online Child Care Classes with Immediate Certificates

Child Care Lounge now offers classes with immediate certificates. We still offer some classes that are more in-depth and come with personalized instructor review. However you can now take an online class, complete the class and get a certificate right away!

 

Certificate is Granted Immediately

Certificate is Granted After Instructor Review (7-10 days)

Infant and Toddler Care Positive Discipline
Recruiting Child Care Staff> The Anti-bias Approach
Potty Training in Child Care Promoting Family Partnerships
PreSchool Math Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Choosing toys and art activities
Moving and Grooving: Motor Skills and Movement Autism in Your Child Care Setting
Principles of Child Development Using Books and Stories with Young Children
Theories of Child Development Proud to Be a Professional!
Mentoring Methods Managing Mixed Age Groups in a Child Care Setting
Open the Door to Outdoor Fun and Learning Learning Through Play
Becoming Part of a Professional Team Preschool Science: A Sense of Wonder and Discovery
Moving and Grooving: Motor Skills and Movement Separation Anxiety
While Children Play: Your Role> Taming Temper Tantrums
Cooking Up Some Fun Caring for Yourself as a Child Care Provider
First Friends The Impact of Violence on Young Children
The Amazing Newborn Marketing Your Child Care Program
The Best Ideas on Staff Management Reporting Concerns
Toddlers: Terrific or Terrible? Tranquil Transitions
Every Child is Unique Bullies: How to Manage and Prevent Their Behavior
Understanding and Responding to Biting Social and Emotional Skills Spell School Success and Readiness
Where Everyone is Welcome Observing Children
Routines and Relationships Excellence in Child Care Customer Service
Understanding and Responding to ADHD Classroom Environments: Setting the Stage for Play and Learning
Growing Young Gardeners -
About Adult Learners -
Gather ‘Round for Circle Time -
Open the Door to Outdoor Fun and Learning -

 

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Pennsylvania Online Classes for January

Pennsylvania Classes that are funded by the Southwest Regional Key:

A program of the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh.

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 January Calendar

 

 

January 16th

Every Child Is Unique Webinar Live-This training is designed for caregivers and educators of children of all ages. Students will learn how to recognize individual behavioral and learning styles and adapt learning activities and experiences appropriately. This class is worth 3 clock hours=2 hrs for the webinar and 1 hr for followup assignments and reading.

Routines and Relationships Webinar Live-This class is worth 2 clock hours=1 hr for the webinar and 1 hr for followup assignments and reading. This training is designed for caregivers and educators of infants and toddlers. Participants will learn how responsive care giving forms the foundation of building relationships, and sets the stage for development and learning

January 23rd-February 4th

Social and Emotional Skills Spell School Success and Readiness Online Class (2 clock hours) Preparing a child for school success is a lot more than ABCs and 123s. Research now shows that the traditional, academic skills (sometimes known as the three R’s) come easier to children who have strong social and emotional skills. Learn concrete ways to promote social and emotional skills that will translate into school success down the line

Managing Mixed Age Groups in a Child Care Setting Online Class (5 clock hours) This training is designed for child care providers who deal with different ages in the same setting. Participants will learn to manage mixed age groups in a child care setting

 

Remember these are self-study classes that you can complete anytime during the set time frame.

Click here to register on the PA. Keys website

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Back to School Special!

Back to School Special

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This back to school special includes discounted enrollment in the two online classes that will be prepare you for a successful new year!

Classroom Environments: Setting the Stage for Play and Learning (3 clock hours/.3 ceus)

Where Everyone is Welcome (1 clock hour/.1 ceus )

As bonus, you will also receive a pdf file with activities and tips for starting the new year right!

 This is a limited time offer, get all of this for $16.85 (value is at least $23)


Name of Student Taking the Classes (First and Last):


Student’s Email Address:


Registry,STARS, MOPD Id, or state id number (if you have one:

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Pennsylvania Classes that are funded by the Southwest Regional Key:

Pennsylvania Classes that are funded by the Southwest Regional Key:

A program of the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh.

AUGUST CALENDAR

Every Child Is Unique-online class (3 clock hours) K1.7 C1   8/17/16- 8/31/16 (Register by 8/15/16)                                                                           

This training is designed for caregivers and educators of children of all ages. Students will learn how to recognize individual behavioral and learning styles and adapt learning activities and experiences appropriately.

Marketing Your Child Care- online class  (6 clock hours) D8.17 C1 8/17/16- 8/31/16 (Register by 8/15/16)

This training is designed for program owners and directors. This class features many concrete ideas and will guide participants in developing an effective marketing and promotion strategy for their program. Note: Part of the clock hours of this class requires a hands-on activity to reinforce class objectives (6 clock hours)

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New online classes for child care

deskWe are excited to announce that we have developed SIX new online child care classes!!
You will find new classes for classroom teachers, providers and directors.

We are also happy to report that these new online classes will generate a certificate for you immediately after you complete the class!

 Online Class Titles

 

  •  Routines and Relationships -This training is designed for caregivers and educators of infants and toddlers. Participants will learn how responsive care giving forms the foundation of building relationships, and sets the stage for development and learning.
  •  Where Everyone is Welcome- This class will help you find ways to ensure your program is welcoming and respectful to all families and children.
  • The Best Ideas on Staff Management-A guide for child care administrators and directors on recruiting, retaining and motivating your staff. Learn how to manage your child care staff from their first day until their last day.
  • The Amazing Newborn-Learn how babies are born with remarkable capacities that help them enter the world ready to learn and interact!
  •  First Friends -This class will review how children form early friendships and what you can do to promote positive social skills
  • Cooking Up Some Fun-Cooking activities are a fun way to promote learning across many domains of development. Class participants will discover great strategies and ideas for including cooking activities in their program.

  Click here to select classes and enroll

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Father’s Day Quotations and Humor

Father’s Day Quotations and Humor

It is no secret, I will always be daddy’s little girl. In many ways he was my primary caregiver while I was growing up and he still has a special place in my life and heart. Each year I search for a special way to show my love and appreciation on Father’s Day. My father, being very casual, does not have many occasions to wear a tie and so each year I have to be creative.I bring you this collection for all you who may be crafting a plaque or card for that special dad this year.

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.”
– – William Shakespeare

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
– – Mark Twain

What Makes A Dad?
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need.
Then God combined these qualities.
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … “DAD!”
– – author unknown

Fathers then & now

Top 50 Quotations for Father’s Day

“Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers- and fathering is a very important stage in their development.”
– – David M. Gottesman.

“A man’s children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season”.
– – Author Unknown

“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”
– – Anne Sexton

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