This course will prepare online students to employ skills needed in the childcare facilities. It discusses issues that may be encountered while working with children and provides information relevant to establishment, management, oversight, and day-to-day operation of a child care facility. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 discusses potential issues that may be encountered while working in childcare facilities. It describes techniques and procedures for preventing, recognizing, and reporting child abuse, indicators of shaken baby syndrome, ways to identify and prevent bullying, and techniques for guiding children’s behavior. It also addresses conflict management, multiculturalism, and how to teach tolerance to children.

Semester 2 focuses on the business aspects of commercial child care. It describes how to manage a business and presents sound professional practices. It discusses related activities including staffing a facility, assessing organizational strengths and weaknesses, and gaining required accreditation.

1 Credit

Child Care I
Child Care II
Child Care III

Child Care IV Semester 1

  • Child Care IV: Semester 1 Pretest
  • Child Abuse: Identification and Prevention
  • Child Abuse: Physical Abuse Awareness
  • Child Abuse: Sexual Abuse Awareness
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Bullying: Identification and Prevention
  • Behavior Management for Young Children
  • Behavior Management for School-Age Children
  • Conflict Management for Children
  • Teaching Tolerance
  • Guiding Children’s Behavior in Childcare Settings
  • Positive Solutions for Challenging Behaviors
  • Praise and Rewards
  • Multiculturalism
  • Child Care IV: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam

Child Care IV Semester 2

  • Child Care IV: Semester 2 Pretest
  • Safety and Security Procedures Reading Prescription Labeling
  • Disability Laws Pertaining to Early Child Care
  • Early Childhood Program Accreditation
  • Assessing Child Care Programs
  • Staffing Child Care Programs
  • Managing Your Child Care Business
  • Assessing Child Care Business Practices
  • Employment Hot Topics
  • Child Care IV: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam