Child Development Professional with RBT (Vouchers Included)
This extensive course bundle is just right for the childcare professional with aspirations of going into childcare management or administration who also understands the importance of awareness of mental health in the classroom. It provides you with the necessary training and tools to earn your Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. The RBT certification course provides a thorough review of behavioral health and meets all eligibility requirements set by the BACB to become a certified...
George Mason University
What you will learn
- Evaluate and make recommendations for modifications of regulations regarding children's health, safety, and learning environments
- Identify typical stages of cognitive, linguistic, physical, social, and emotional development
- Develop a list of developmentally appropriate activities and materials that encourage physical, linguistic, cognitive, creative, social, and emotional development in children from birth to age five
- Implement appropriate guidance techniques for specific situations relating to children's behaviors
- Demonstrate skills in practical application of developmental principles and theories, observation techniques, and recognition of growth and development patterns
- Apply the competency statements into practice in an early childhood setting
- Prepare to become a certified child development associate professional
- Communicate qualifications for employability
- Summarizing the role and the responsibilities of a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
- Measuring operationally defined behaviors through data collection and graphical representation
- Discover a learner's current motivations and reinforcers
- Determining appropriate behavior analytic interventions based on observations and documentation
- Choosing ethical behavior that upholds the rights and dignity of learners
How you will benefit
- Build a portfolio for your verification visit with PD (Professional Development) specialist feedback
- Know how to team with parents and guardians to track milestones or identify developmental delays
- Develop appropriate lesson plans with accommodations
- Complete one of the leading CDA classes
- Prepare to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate certification exams
- Demonstrate your advanced understanding of the most commonly used Microsoft Office products
- Learn the most advanced skills and techniques to best use Microsoft Office programs Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Certificate of Completion for 40-hour training, required for certification and initial competency assessment
- Completed Initial Competency Assessment from a qualified Assessor
- Access to a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with Initial Competency Assessment Training
- Real-time feedback and remediation on competency checks within the course
- Background check signoff, part of the eligibility requirements
How the course is taught
- Self-paced, online course
- 18 Months to complete
- Open enrollment, begin anytime
- 415 course hours
- Child Development Associate – Center-Based
- Getting Started
- How to Take This Course
- Why Earn a Child Development Certification?
- The Portfolio Introduction
- Principles of Child Development and Learning
- Planning a Safe and Healthy Learning Environment
- Advancing Children's Physical and Intellectual Development
- Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Development
- Building Productive Relationships with Families
- Managing an Effective Program
- Observing and Recording Children's Behavior
- Achieving High-Quality Care
- Final Portfolio Review
- CDA Prep and Taking Your Exam
- Final Exam
- Registered Behavior Technician Training
- Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
- Measurement in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
- Assessment in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
- Skill Acquisition: Principles of Learning
- Skill Acquisition: Instructional Methods
- Behavior Reduction: Proactive Procedures
- Behavior Reduction: Reactive Procedures
- Crisis Prevention and Management
- Documenting and Reporting
- Professional and Ethical Conduct
- Ethics in ABA
- Final Exam
- Registered Behavior Technician Competency Assessment
- Getting Started
- Proof of 40-hour Training
- Initiate Background Check
- Initial Competency Assessment
- Schedule Your Initial Competency Assessment
- Submit Predetermined Video Tasks
- Conduct Competency Assessment via Role Playing and Interviewing with an Assessor
- Complete All Tasks and Objectives
- Complete BACB Application
- Next Steps
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate Certification Training
- Introduction to Microsoft Word
- Intermediate Microsoft Word
- Advanced Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Word Final Exam
- Introduction to Microsoft Excel
- Intermediate Microsoft Excel
- Advanced Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Excel Final Exam
- Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
- Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft PowerPoint Final Exam
- Introduction to Microsoft Outlook
- Advanced Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft Outlook Final Exam
Kerri Welch has over 20 years of extensive experience in the field of Early Childhood Education, more specifically with the CDA credential as an Instructor, Field Supervisor at Dutchess Community College, in NY, as a PD Specialist for the CDA Council, and currently teaching Child Development classes at Houston Community College. She has successfully trained a diverse population of students by helping them advance in their careers in early childhood development through implementing a child-centered, developmentally appropriate curriculum that uses positive guidance techniques. She has a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Students with Disabilities, a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Kerri is on the advisory board of Informed Green Solutions, a national non-profit that has pioneered environmental education on green cleaning products for early childhood programs. She is extremely passionate about children's health, nutrition, and safety, especially as it relates to children with special needs.
Hannah Kruman has worked as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) for several years within clinical settings, schools, and homes, before becoming a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). In her career, she has trained and supervised many behavioral technicians on various caseloads and assignments.
After transitioning to the Birth-to-Three/Early Intervention course, she became a service coordinator on top of her responsibilities as a behavior analyst, including completing intake assessments to determine eligibility for birth-to-three services.
Recently, Hannah established Horizon Behavioral Therapy and Education, LLC, where she provides behavior analytic services, parent training, and consultation. In addition to her BCBA, she is a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA), has completed her Initial Competency Assessment training, and holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.).
Rachel L White
Rachel L White, Ph.D., BCBA-D, has participated in federally funded grants implementing School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) in public schools and training parents of children with autism using online and video-conferencing technologies. She has coordinated both center-based and in-home programs. She has also supported a private school, a preschool, and school-based services and provided parent, caregiver, and community educational opportunities.
Dr. White completed her Doctorate in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Kansas in May 2010. Her studies focused on structuring classrooms for student success and early intensive behavioral intervention for children with developmental delays.
Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.
Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.
You must be familiar with using a personal computer and Windows environment. You must also be able to launch and close programs, navigate to information stored on the computer, and manage files and folders.
To participate in the competency activities and receive feedback from your instructor, you will need to have access to a video camera (on the phone or other device of familiarity) and be able to upload the video as an .mp4 file to the assignment pages for review. These activities are required in order to successfully pass the course.
Child Development Associate® (CDA)
To be eligible for the CDA certification:
- You must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED, or be a junior or senior in a high school career and technical program, and
- Complete 120 hours of formal early childhood technical education (this course meets CDA requirements)
- Complete a CDA professional portfolio (this course assists with portfolio preparation)
- Complete a CDA verification site visit where a PD Specialist observes you working with children
Please Note: Within three years of submitting your application, you must also have 480 hours (about three weeks) of professional work experience at a center-based program with experience in all three age groups.
For more information on the CDA requirements, please visit the CDA Council website.
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)To apply and schedule an RBT certifying exam, you have to create a BACB account to obtain a BACB ID, and meet all the following eligibility requirements:
- 18(+) years old with a high school education or equivalent
- Passed criminal background check
- Passed abuse registry check
- Completion of a 40-hour training course with a score of 80% or higher
- Successfully complete an RBT initial competency assessment
- Approved application from BACB
Effective January 1, 2023, only individuals who reside in the United States (US), Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom (UK) may apply for BACB certification.
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate
To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate Certification, you must pass the following exams:
- MO-100 (Word)
- MO-200 (Excel)
- MO-300 (PowerPoint)
- This course must be taken on a PC. Macs and Chromebooks are not compatible.
- Video device to upload assignments within the course
- PC: Windows 10 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
- Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2019 or Microsoft Office 365 (not included in enrollment). While Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2019 are ideal, you can use the desktop versions of each included with Microsoft 365. Please note: There may be some differences between your version of these programs and what you see in the course.
- Microsoft Word Online
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
- Childhood Development Associate Manual, Infant-Toddler & Preschool Editions
The following eBooks will be provided in the course:
- Beginning Essentials in Early Childhood Education, 3rd edition, by Ann Gordon, Kathryn Williams Browne (eBook)
- Infants & Toddlers: Caregiving and Responsive Curriculum Development, 10th edition, by Terri Swim (eBook)
Applying for your initial CDA credential costs $425 for online applications and $500 for paper applications. The cost of the CDA credential is not included in your tuition for the course.
According to Glassdoor, the average child development specialist's salary is $39,233.
Yes. Child Development Associate – Center-based for Infant and Toddler or Preschool. The education hours can be applied toward both certifications. However, you will need to present a different portfolio and verification visit for each age group you choose to seek certification.
You will also be prepared for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams for PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, and Excel. Upon successful completion of the MO-100, MO-200, and MO-300 exams, you will earn your MOS Associate Certification.
Please note that the course does not include the CDA exam voucher but does include the MOS exam vouchers.
Yes. The RBT course meets all the BACB eligibility requirements including the 40-hour training and Initial Competency Assessment. A background check is also included in the cost of the course.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification. Effective January 1, 2023, only individuals who reside in the United States (US), Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom (UK) may apply for BACB certification.
After you register, you will receive 18 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered with.
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
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