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Physical Development of Young Children     

Ohio Approved. Learn about how children develop physically, along with ways to assist children in mastering physical skills. Understand the physical development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Learn how to promote gross and fine motor skills, promote physical fitness and ways to connect physical development with the development of the entire child.

Tuition $44
Materials Fee $0


Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention Review       100%

A 3 hr. review course for those whose six hour certificate has expired; renewal required every 3 years.

Tuition $39.00 Materials Fee $0.00


Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention       100%

An initial six hour course including definitions, indicators, causes, laws, reporting and family interaction; renewal required every 3 years.

Tuition $59.00
Materials Fee $0.00


Communicable Disease (6 hr.)       100%

An initial six-hour comprehensive course covering recognition, prevention, and management of diseases.

Tuition $59.00 Materials Fee $0.00


Communicable Disease Review       100%

A three hour review class for those whose six hour certificate has expired; renewal required every three years.

Tuition $ 39.00 Materials Fee $ 0.00


Dramatic Play, Not Just Housekeeping       100%

Ohio Approved. Come learn what dramatic play is and learn how to create an intriguing play environment for your children.

Tuition $ 39.00
Materials Fee $0.00


First Aid (Pediatric)       100%

This American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid course is an approved curriculum for the first aid trainings and meets the requirements for both the initial and renewal first aid courses required by ODJFS. According to the ODJFS website, the approved health organization determines the length of the course and renewal time. Thus, all initial and renewal participants need to take a 3-hour course. Renewal is required every 2 years.

Tuition $ 30.00
Materials Fee $ 29.00 (not included in any discounts)


Heartsaver CPR/AED (American Heart Association)       100%

American Heart Association class includes hands-on technique to manage cardiac and respiratory arrest, use of an AED and choking in infants, children and adults. Course completion card is valid for 2 years. Cost includes $29 textbook,card & supply fee.

Tuition $35.00
Materials Fee $29.00 (not included in any discounts)


Opening Lines of Communication with Families       100%

Ohio Approved.Communicating with families is crucial to bridge the gap between home and school. Ideas for creative communicating and handling hard to handle parents and family situations will be discussed as well.

Tuition $39.00
Materials Fee $0.00


Creating Environments that Promote Children's Success       100%

Ohio Approved. Learn how to create developmentally appropriate environments in the child care setting that will lead to an increase in the child's success.

Tuition $39.00
Materials Fee $0.00


Fantastic Field Trips (Not Just Outings)       100%

Ohio Approved, . Participants will be given ideas for how to plan field trips, where to take children in surrounging area, and how to fund these trips. Field trip safety and developmental appropriateness from start to finish will be discussed. Ideas for in-house field trips will be given for those programs that are unable to get transportation to travel off site.

Tuition $34.00
Materials Fee $ 0.00


What's Going On Inside Their Heads, Cognitive Development and Young Children     

Ohio Approved. Participants will learn the basics of cognitive development in young children, how to understand the development happening with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Major theorists of child development will be reviewed and their theories discussed. The concept of learning through play will be addressed and participants will learn ways to use play as a form of learning in their classrooms throughout the day.

Tuition $44
Materials Fee $0


Eliminate Bullying at a Young Age       100%

Ohio Approved. Participants will learn ways to identify bullying and how to eliminate their negative behaviors in the classroom. Strategies to use when bullying occurs in the early childhood classroom will be given. Ways to encourage a kind and caring classroom will be discussed.

Tuition $34.00
Materials Fee $0.00


Hands-On Science       100%

Ohio Approved. Science can be tricky to get kids interested in. Learn ideas for ways to make science hands-on in the classroom. Discussion about why hands on learning is so important to childrens comprehension will take place.

Tuition $39.00
Materials Fee $5.00 (not included in any discounts)


Where Should I Start...Lesson Planning       100%

Ohio Approved. Participants will learn ways to plan activities that align with the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards, support differing abilities, and learning styles. Ways to adapt the environment to assist childrens comprehension of the lesson will be discussed. Resources will be given to help develop developmentally appropriate lessons. *Please bring a current lesson plan you are working on.

Tuition $34.00
Materials Fee $0.00


Promoting a Child's Creativity     

Ohio Approved. Everyone is creative! Reflect and learn how you can demonstrate your own creativity along with encouraging your classroom children. Learn to recognize creativity and why arts are so important. Design the environment to promote creativity, support through daily routines, and plan exercises to foster creativity through music, art, and dramatic play.

Tuition $44
Materials Fee $0


Positive Guidance of Young Children's Behaviors     

Ohio Approved. Learn the importance of positively guiding young children. Discuss how to set up environments to promote positive behaviors, use positive guidance as a teaching strategy and how to prevent bullying among children. Understand and know how to address challenging behaviors, how to appropriately use time out and other solutions for negative behaviors of yound children.

Tuition $44
Materials Fee $0