Courses listed in the Child Development category provide students with a basis of knowledge regarding child development.  These course satisfy Maryland core knowledge requirements by covering the following key topics:

  • Child growth and development theories, methods of research and their implications on child and youth care and education
  • Stages and domains of development
  • Familial, cultural, and environmental influences on development
  • Facilitation of development through environment, relationships, and play
  • Typical and atypical development.


The Seven Assets of Social Competence

Social competence enables children to interact and maintain mutually satisfying relationships with peers. With strong social competence skills, children can better engage in play and other interactions with their peers. In this workshop, participants will learn the seven assets of social competence and support them in the early learning environment. 

OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 2.5
IACET/CEU: .30
Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development
Course_Description:

Social competence enables children to interact and maintain mutually satisfying relationships with peers. With strong social competence skills, children can better engage in play and other interactions with their peers. In this workshop, participants will learn the seven assets of social competence and support them in the early learning environment. 

Building Resilience in Young Children

Building Resilience In Young Children: Life can be challenging—even for children. Children need to learn coping skills to address setbacks. Through this workshop, participants will learn ten strategies for helping children build resiliency. Prerequisite knowledge required: understanding of the concept of resiliency. Competent Level Training.   Core Of Knowledge (COK) Hours: 2 (Child Development)

OCC Approval Number: CKO-48690
Clock Hours: 2
IACET/CEU: .20
Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development
Course_Description:

Building Resilience In Young Children: Life can be challenging—even for children. Children need to learn coping skills to address setbacks. Through this workshop, participants will learn ten strategies for helping children build resiliency. Prerequisite knowledge required: understanding of the concept of resiliency. Competent Level Training.  

Building Resilience In Young Children

"Life can be challenging—even for children.  Children need to learn coping skills to address setbacks. Through this workshop, participants will learn ten strategies for helping children build resiliency.  Prerequisite knowledge required: understanding of the concept of resiliency. Competent Level Training. "

Culturally Responsive Teaching:

"Quality early childhood programs are not only respectful of the culture of enrolled families, but they also seek ways to integrate those cultures in meaningful ways.  The purpose of this training is to help teachers develop a transformative approach to culture where the curriculum changes to show different viewpoints throughout all teaching."

Four Key Child Development Concepts Every Early Childhood Educator Should Know

Through this workshop, participants will learn how brain architecture, serve and return, stress, and resilience impact child development. Participants will explore the concept of trauma-informed care.
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 3
IACET/CEU: .30
Core of Knowledge Area: Child Development
Course_Description:

Through this workshop, participants will learn how brain architecture, serve and return, stress, and resilience impact child development. Participants will explore the concept of trauma-informed care.

Teacher Talk: Language Modeling and Conversation

Conversations help young children develop and learn new skills. Through this workshop, participants will learn how to utilize “thick” conversations, expanded conversations, questions and novel words. These skills will help Teachers to build and extend children’s vocabulary; assist children in learning how to communicate more clearly and accurately; provide opportunities to learn new concepts and skills; and foster children’s ability to communicate their feelings and ideas verbally. Prerequisite knowledge required: Knowledge of developmentally appropriate stages of language development."
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 4
IACET/CEU: .4
Core of Knowledge Area: 1 Hour Child Development & 3 Hours Curriculum
Course_Description:

Conversations  help  young  children  develop  and  learn  new  skills. Through  this  workshop,  participants  will  learn  how  to  utilize “thick” conversations,  expanded  conversations,  questions  and  novel  words.    These  skills  will  help  Teachers  to  build  and  extend  children’s  vocabulary;  assist  children  in  learning  how  to  communicate  more  clearly  and  accurately;  provide  opportunities  to  learn  new concepts  and  skills;  and  foster  children’s  ability  to communicate  their  feelings  and  ideas  verbally.  

Tuning Into Children’s Play--Using Schemas to Observe And Plan More Engaging Activities that Support Children’s Interest and Improve Behavior.

Teachers often become frustrated with children’s repetitive behaviors such as dumping out toys, playing with the same toys repeatedly, knocking down other children’s block towers, etc. This course helps early childhood educators to understand these actions through the lens of schema theory and how to respond to repetitive behaviors in developmentally appropriate ways.
OCC Approval Number: CKO-4860
Clock Hours: 3
IACET/CEU: .4
Core of Knowledge Area: (1.5 Curriculum/1.5 Child Development)
Course_Description:

Teachers often become frustrated with children’s repetitive behaviors such as dumping out toys, playing with the same toys repeatedly, knocking down other children’s block towers, etc. This course helps early childhood educators to understand better these actions through the lens of schema theory and how to respond to repetitive behaviors in developmentally appropriate ways.