Blending environments for both family and early care programs can be challenging. In this two-week course, reach beyond gaining insight into blending environments and begin to analyze your environments through this Learn-Apply format. During the Learn section, look at strategies for providing inside and outside learning environments that support social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Explore the messages the environment sends children and how organization is the foundation of blending necessary learning environments for business while still meeting your family’s needs. In the Apply section, begin to use knowledge by completing an Apply Project. You will choose from two project options, complete the project offline and return online to submit your project, engage in interactive discussions, and self-reflection. This extended course includes attendance in group Zoom or individual call with your trainer.
The Learn section of the course contains the same content as Family Child Care Environments.
This course has several due date requirements. On the first Monday, the Introduction section is due by noon (CST), the online Learn portion is due by the end of the first week, Thursday noon (CST), and all remaining course requirements are due by the end of the course session.
This course is appropriate for licensed family child care or group family child care providers.