Child Care Training

Online Course

Certified by the Child Happiness Institute of Love Development (C.H.I.L.D.)
Child Care Professional Education for clock hours for child care professionals.

Course Contents

Certified Clock Hours for Child Care Professionals

  • Brain Growth

    Healthy brain development is of the highest importance as expansive, widespread growth occurs every second.

  • Brain Development

    Healthy brain development is dependent upon responsive interactions and secure attachments.

  • Emotional Support

    Predictable, consistent daily routines and emotional support promote optimal brain development in young children.

Healthy Brain Development

Comprehensive Training for Child Care Professionals

In this online course, you will learn the importance of healthy brain development. We begin by discussing the importance of early brain development and the expansive growth that occurs every second.

This course is designed to educate about healthy brain development. It covers the importance of responsive interactions and secure attachments, how interactions drive language development, the impact of trauma on the developing brain and strategies for supporting brain development. 

A description of how the brain develops and an emphasis on how healthy brain development is dependent upon responsive interactions and supportive attachment relationships is included.

In addition to illustrating the impact of trauma on the developing brain, we offer strategies for encouraging healthy brain development. Finally, we highlight the importance of predictable, consistent daily routines for supporting optimal brain development. 

This 2-hour online course was created by the Child Happiness Institute of Love Development operated by Belinda Bane and Valerie Joglar in alignment with guidelines set by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

 Included: enrollment proof, course completion reminders emailed weekly and certificate of completion.

Value: 2 Clock Hours for Child Care Professionals

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Early Brain Development

    • Welcome! Below, find important introduction information about your online course...

    • Entry Survey: Healthy Brain Development

    • Learning about how a child’s brain develops in the early years of their life is of practical worth both for the parents and educators. Rapid growth in the field of neuroscience is brining to light new amazing truths about child brain development stages.

    • (11:06) Nurturing Your Child's Early Brain Development by tvoparents

    • The early years of a child’s life are very important for later health and development. One of the main reasons is how fast the brain grows starting before birth and continuing into early childhood.

    • From birth to age 5, a child’s brain develops more than at any other time in life. And early brain development has a lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life.

    • (04:44) The Baby Brain by First Things First

    • (01:51) 3. Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development by Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

    • Can you remember the last time you played peek-a-boo with a young child? You may think it is just a fun child’s game, but actually it is helping brains of very young children develop.

    • Neuroscience research has shown us that early childhood is a time of tremendous brain development. The young brain literally changes shape and size in response to everything encountered in the early years of life.

    • (04:05) How a child's brain develops through early experiences by NSPCC

    • (14:09) Growing an emotional brain by graham music

    • Quiz: Healthy Brain Development

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Environment and Healthy Brain Development

    • Two new reports from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highlight the important role that early childhood experiences play in influencing lifelong learning, behavior and health.

    • (04:10) Creating a Positive Learning Environment by Edutopia

    • From our earliest days, the brain rapidly develops thinking, mobility, and communication skills. But not quite as quick to develop are the parts of the brain that regulate and process our emotions.

    • (05:10) Childhood Trauma and the Brain | UK Trauma Council by Anna Freud NCCF

    • A high ACE score does not mean a person will necessarily develop correlating physical and behavioral health problems. It simply means that they are at greater risk. Moreover, while ACEs can impact the development of the brain the effect is reversible.

    • (03:02) Prevent ACEs Now by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    • (20:19) The Heart-Brain Connection: The Neuroscience of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning by Edutopia

    • What is Abusive Head Trauma? Abusive head trauma (AHT), which includes shaken baby syndrome, is a preventable and severe form of physical child abuse that results in an injury to the brain of a child.

    • Report Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation: Report Abuse By Phone: 1-800-252-5400 Online:

    • Quiz: Environment and Healthy Brain Development

    • Healthy Brain Development Exit Survey

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