This course is one of twelve courses that together comprise a 120-hour package of coursework designed for acquiring a new Infant-Toddler CDA Credential. Each course includes 10 hours of content. Courses are labeled “CDA Credential - Infant-Toddler, Part 1” through “CDA Credential - Infant-Toddler, Part 12” and may be completed in any order. This course focuses on topics related to CDA Subject Area 5, Managing an Effective Program.
Course created on January 22, 2020
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/10.0; AL/10.0; AZ Registry/10.0; CA Registry/10.0; CO/10.0; CT/10.0; DC PDIS/10.0 Program Management: Operation And Evaluation; DE/10.0; FL/10.0; GaPDS/10.0; HI/10.0; IA Registry/10.0; IACET/1.0; ID Stars/10.0; IL Gateways/10.0 B345755; IN/10.0; KS/10.0; MA/10.0; ME/10.0; MI Registry/10.0; MN/10.0; MO Open/10.0; NE/10.0; NH/10.0; NJCCIS/10.0; NV Registry/10.0; NY/10.0; OH/10.0; OK Registry/10.0; OR/10.0; PA Keys/10.0; SD/10.0; TX/10.0; UT/10.0; VA/10.0; VT NLCCV/10.0; WA STARS/10.0; WI Registry/10.0; WY Stars/10.0
- Participants will be able to identify various legal considerations and employment laws.
- Participants will be able to describe how to write and implement effective lesson plans in the classroom.
- Participants will be able to identify components of building an evacuation plan for people with mobility, visual, or hearing impairments.
- Participants will be able to describe diversity and culture.
- Participants will be able to identify a number of topics pertaining to staff development, including adult learning, communication, and reflection.
|0-60 Minutes||Legal Considerations in Early Childhood Programs; Tom Copeland, BA, JD|
|60-120 Minutes||Adult Learning; Connie Jo Smith, EdD|
|120-180 Minutes||Evacuation Considerations; Amy Schlessman, BS, MPT, DPT, DHS|
|180-240 Minutes||Fundamentals of Human Resources: Non-Managerial Early Childhood Staff; Katie Ryan Fotiadis, MS|
|240-300 Minutes||Writing Effective Lesson Plans for Early Childhood Classrooms; Amber Tankersley, PhD|
|300-360 Minutes||Effective Communication Between Adults; Becky Bennett, EdD|
|360-420 Minutes||Communication as a Key to Classroom Success; Jennifer Romanoff, MA|
|420-480 Minutes||Reflective Practitioner; Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L|
|480-540 Minutes||Diversity and Cultural Awareness; Natasha Crosby Kile, MS|
|540-600 Minutes||Catch a Bubble, Finger on the Wall, Are We Teaching Them Anything at All?; Jennifer Romanoff, MA|
Tom Copeland is the nation’s leading expert on the business of child care. He is the author of ten books and trains thousands of caregivers each year. A licensed attorney, he worked for Resources for Child Caring, a non-profit organization, for 28 years before becoming a private consultant in 2009.
Connie Jo Smith
Dr. Connie Jo Smith’s professional passions include exploring play, encouraging curiosity and problem solving in children and adults, designing professional development opportunities, and writing for the practitioner. Her most recent publications include “Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood Settings” and “Growing, Growing Strong: A Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children” published by Redleaf Press. She has contributed to the early childhood field as a teacher of young children; director of for-profit and non-profit child care and Head Start programs; administrator of state and foundation programs; child care resource and referral administrator; child studies faculty member teaching undergraduate and graduate classes; instructional design graduate faculty member; instructional designer; trainer, and author. Her academic background includes an EdD in Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, an EdS in Elementary and Early Curriculum and Instruction, an MA in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Area of Concentration, and a BS in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement.
BS, MPT, DPT, DHS
Dr. Amy Schlessman has a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Physical Therapy degree, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and a Doctor of Health Science degree. Amy has taught as an assistant professor and an adjunct professor at Mount Saint Joseph University. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Sinclair Community College, Miami University, and the University of Cincinnati. Amy is currently an assistant professor in the physical therapy program at the University of Findlay while she continues to work as a school-based physical therapist. She has practiced physical therapy for sixteen years primarily in the school-based setting, promoting physical activity embedded into academics, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the use of technology in therapy, while closely working with educators, administrators, therapists, and parents. Amy has conducted numerous presentations for teachers, parents, and therapists on a variety of topics.
Katie Ryan Fotiadis
Amber Tankersley is an associate professor in child development within the department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary/early childhood education, a master's degree in elementary education, and a PhD in curriculum and instruction. She has worked in the field of early childhood for over 20 years as a preschool teacher, university child care center director, university instructor/professor and director of an NAEYC accredited preschool lab. She often presents at workshops/conferences on the topic of early childhood curriculum and the importance of play. She teaches courses such as: early childhood curriculum, interacting with children, parent/professional relationships, and she supervises practicum students and preschool student teachers.
Dr. Bennett received her EdD in Instructional Technology and Distance Education and holds a Master’s Degree in School Counseling, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. As a high school teacher; college career center director; career counselor; trainer in both the public and private sectors; author; and consultant, she has over 35 years of experience in designing and presenting information tailored for adult learners on a variety of topics.
Jennifer Romanoff, MA ECE, is a trainer of early childhood teachers, center administrative teams, and owners. A published author of three books on responding to toddler behavior, Jennifer has been teaching and training in the early childhood education field for over 27 years. She has presented nationally both through live sessions and webinars. As Vice President of Education and Training for her company, Jennifer also creates trainings to support best practices, excellence in education, and the accreditation process. A supervisor series of trainings developed specifically for center administrative teams is Jennifer's current focus. This project has included use of a production studio, an online learning center, and simulcast capabilities, where she recently hosted an event for over 800 attendees.
Nicole Quint has been an occupational therapist for over 15 years, working in adult and pediatric rehabilitation and academia. She is currently Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Nova Southeastern University, teaching in both the Masters and Doctoral programs. She provides outpatient pediatric OT services at NSU and Social Mind Center, specializing in children and adolescents with Sensory Processing Disorder and concomitant disorders. She also provides consultation services for schools, professional development, and special education services. She provides continuing education on topics related to Sensory Processing Disorder, pediatric considerations on the occupation of sleep, occupational therapy and vision, reflective therapist, executive functions, leadership in occupational therapy and social emotional learning. She is currently working on a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution specific to systems and organizations, with an interest in disability and conflict.
Natasha Crosby Kile
Natasha Crosby Kile, MS is a Program Coordinator for Bentonville Schools in Bentonville, AR, and works as a certified trainer, writer, coach and consultant for both the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University. Natasha has over 25 years of experience working in the field of Early Childhood as a teacher, supervisor, trainer and mentor. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Child Development from the University of Arkansas and a Master's of Science in Childhood Services from Arkansas State University. Natasha has served as a leader in many areas including serving on the board of Arkansas Early Childhood Association. Natasha has a passion for training early childhood professionals and finds herself right at home in a group of 5 to 5,000 teachers that are eager to facilitate the growth of young children and support their families. She is a distinguished expert, and was named Arkansas Early Childhood Professional of the Year in 2012.
Connie Jo Smith: Financial: Connie Jo Smith was paid an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Amy Schlessman: Financial: Amy Schlessman was paid an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Katie Ryan Fotiadis: Financial: Katie Ryan Fotiadis was paid an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Amber Tankersley: Financial: Amber Tankersley was paid an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Becky Bennett: Financial: Becky Bennett was paid an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Jennifer Romanoff: Financial: Jennifer Romanoff was paid an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Nicole Quint: Financial: Nicole Quint was paid an honorarium for this course by continued.com. Non-financial: There are no non-financial disclosures.
Natasha Crosby Kile: Financial: Natasha Crosby Kile was paid an honorarium for this course. Non-financial: There are no non-financial disclosures.
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Washington DC PDIS
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Georgia Professional Development System
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New Jersey Workforce Registry
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The Registry - Wisconsin
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