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Child Development Classes

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to enroll in our comprehensive online child development parenting classes. Our courses have been designed by a certified parent instructor, who is also a distinguished member of the NATPIA.

Our programs for child development meet the highest standards and have been recognized by a range of institutions, including schools, colleges, child protective services, foster care and adoption agencies, courts, and other entities that accept distance learning. Our courses are designed to meet the unique needs of parents and caregivers, empowering them to promote the healthy emotional, cognitive, and social development of their children. To support your learning journey, we offer courses with different levels of continuity, ranging from 4 to 52 hours. 

Enroll today and start your journey towards becoming a more knowledgeable and confident parent or caregiver. Don't miss out on this opportunity to invest in your child's future and your own personal growth and development.

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  • Approved by the majority of states and counties in the United States
  • The development of the curriculum complies with US national requirements
  • Certificate is accepted by US authorities and organizations that permit distant learning.
  • Acknowledged widely throughout Canada's provinces and territories
  • Curriculum complies with national requirements for Canada
  • The certificate is approved by authorities in Canada that permit distance learning

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or other family member, regardless of your experience, you are a student. It is normal to feel confident in what you know. It is also normal to admit when you do not know something, to ask and seek help. When we focus on raising a child, we can easily neglect taking care of ourselves and our own health. When we pay adequate attention to our own physical, mental and emotional needs, it definitely helps the proper development of our children. 

Child Development and its Manifestations 

Mental Child Development 

In the first years of life, various experiences and relationships stimulate a child's development, creating millions of connections in the child's brain. In fact, these relationships develop incomparably faster in the first five years than at any other time in life. This is the time when the foundations of perceptions, health and good patterns of behavior are laid. Nevertheless, both scientists and psychologists differentiate a number of stages in the development of a child.

Babies are born ready to learn, and the stimulating and caring environment, with a variety of activities, provides children with a number of ways to play, develop and learn, as well as the opportunity to practice what they have learned.

Physical Aspects of Child Development 

Along with their mental development, in the process of which they create different skills, psychologists pay special attention to the physical changes that occur in children's lives. For example, a child's genes and factors such as healthy eating, physical activity, health and habitat also contribute to your toddler's development and well-being.

Healthy food gives your child the energy and nutrients he/she needs to grow healthy and develop properly. It also helps to form health preferences. Creating good eating habits in early childhood predisposes to their further development.

What is more, regular physical activity is vital for a child's health. It makes him/her move, develops his/her motor skills, helps him/her think and navigate properly in his/her environment. Therefore, your child needs a variety of opportunities for active play both at home and outside.

Relationships as Foundation of Child Development 

In fact, it is relationships that underlie child development. The relationships of children affect all areas and stages of their growth and their transformation into full-fledged individuals. Through various connections with others, the child learns vital information about the world around him/her. For example, they learn whether the world is safe and secure, whether they are loved and by whom, and what happens when they cry or laugh.

Your child also learns by observing relationships between other people - for example, by seeing how you treat other family members. This training is the foundation on which the development of your child's communication, behavioral and social skills is based. The experts have come to the conclusion that the relationship between the child and their parents is one of the most important in their life. Relationships with other family members, educators and other children are also essential for proper child development. However, parents always play the key role in the upbringing of their own children and have a special place in their hearts. 

Enroll in Class For Child-Development

In order to support you during the upbringing process and to provide you with helpful information about the development of your children, OnlineParentingCenter has designed courses for child development which can be taken completely online without the need to attend any physical classes.

In addition, our child development classes are written by a certified instructor and a member of the National Parent Instructor Association in order to meet the national standards of both the United States and Canada. The certificate of completion which you will receive once you complete the training is known to be accepted by almost every state and province that allows remote education. In fact, you may be required to enroll in such a parenting class by the court, a social worker, foster care or adoption agencies, child protective services, schools, colleges or other entities. 

What is more, keep in mind that the different organizations usually have specific requirements. For instance, the hourly duration required by the court and the Child Protective services may vary. And in order to fulfill all of their requirements, we have designed a number of programs for child development with different duration. Our training starts from 4 up to 52 hours and we provide weekly courses as well. We highly recommend you to not enroll in shorter programs. Still, in case during the education the requirements change, we will adapt the curriculum to your needs.

Who is eligible to take these classes?

Anyone who is involved in the upbringing of a child, including parents, grandparents, and other family members, can take our classes. They are also suitable for individuals who work with children such as educators and childcare providers.

Who has the authority to mandate a child development course?

The authority to mandate a child development course varies based on the state or territory. Generally, state and territory governments are responsible for setting minimum education qualifications and training requirements for new program staff and family child care providers. Some states or territories may also require specific courses or permits for child care providers, while others may leave it up to individual programs to decide their requirements. It is important to check with your local government or child care licensing agency for specific information on who may mandate a child development course in your area.

How long does it take to complete the classes?

We offer a range of programs with varying durations starting from 4 hours up to 52 hours. The duration may depend on the requirements of different organizations or agencies, so we recommend checking with them beforehand.

Will I learn about the effects of different parenting styles on child development?

Yes, we cover different parenting styles and their effects on child development in our classes. We also provide information on positive parenting techniques. © · 2024