Stages of Cognitive Development in Toddlers

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Stages of Cognitive Development in Toddlers

1 hour / .1 CEU

Tuition: $10.50

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In-Service Training Course Code:  ECE 0704

CDA Competency: Principles of Child Growth and Development [1 hour / .1 CEU]

Washington STARS Credit: Child Growth, Development, and Learning [1 hour]

Washington Core Competency: Content Area 1 Child Growth and Development [1 hour]

> Early Care & Education Professionals [1 hour]

Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Human Growth & Development [1 hour]


Training Type: Annual Continuing Education

Training Delivery Method: Online

Cost: Fixed

Session Length: 1 hour

Amount: $10.50

Session Level: 2

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the trainer/instructor: The student is encouraged to contact the trainer and other student support staff by email, Live Chat, phone for support and resources. Student support hours are 8 am until 9 pm, 7 days a week. Student forum and assignments provide the student with opportunities to share experiences, to engage with the trainer and other students, and to reflect on what they have learned.

Audiences the training applies to: 

  • Family, Friend & Neighbor Care
  • Child Care Center
  • Head Start
  • Military
  • Tribal Nations
  • Family Home Child Care
  • Parents/Relatives

Language(s) used in training: English

Content Focus Group:

  • Toddlers

 Training Methods:

  • Audio-video with facilitation
  • Independent study with supervision 

Description of Training Session:

The toddler stage is important in a child’s life. It is the time when a child’s cognitive development is very apparent. At this stage, toddlers begin to exert their independence. They like to do things themselves, have their own ideas about how things should be accomplished, and frequently use the word “no.”

This course familiarizes child care providers with toddler cognitive developmental skills. It discusses encouraging cognitive development through activities and play. It stresses the importance of recognizing cognitive developmental delays and provides general guidelines for communicating with families. NOTE: This course focuses on children from 18 months to 3 years of age.

Learning Objectives: 

  • RECALL cognitive development skills of toddlers.
  • RECALL activities and toys that encourage cognitive development in toddlers.
  • RECALL indicators of developmental delays.
  • RECALL general guidelines for communicating with families regarding developmental delays.


  • Introduction
  • Cognitive Development Skills of Toddlers
  • Encouraging Development through Play
  • Recognizing and Discussing Developmental Delays
  • Summary
  • End of Lesson Test


This is a self-paced course that and can be saved and resumed during any point. Assessment question and answer sessions during the course monitor the students’ progress, and support the student’s progression, and learning objectives. There is a test at the end of each course. The questions on the test are completely based on the materials covered in the specific course. The student must get 70% or better to pass the test. If 70% is not achieved, then the training system automatically takes the student back through the course to review the materials that were missed on the test. The student is then returned to the test to try again for a second attempt if needed.



 All courses are completely online. Nothing will be shipped. 



2) Student enrollments are activated between 8 am and 9 pm PST, 7 days a week. It can take up to 30 minutes after enrollment for your courses to become active for access. However, in most cases it is within 5 minutes.

3) Enrollments submitted between 9 pm and 8 am (during the night) will be processed by 8:30 am the next morning.

4) Check your email for instructions to start the training. You will receive an email with the word PASSWORD in the subject line. Click on the link in the email, and use the log-in credential provided to access the course.

5) Attention Mobile Device Users! This training cannot be done on a mobile device. Cell phones and tablets do not have the required software to run the online In-service courses. A computer with internet access is required to complete the online In-service training.

6) Some students may find that they need to download or update Shockwave, Flash player or Java.

7) Some students may find that they have to update their internet browser, this is most often the case when trying to use Internet Explorer. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for the best results. Our student support staff is happy to assist students with troubleshooting should you encounter technical issues, and will provide common suggestions for solving problems that occur when normal browser maintenance or application updates need to occur.

8) Cancellations and refunds requested within 72 hours after enrollment are available for courses/programs that have NOT been accessed. Refunds and Cancellations will be charged a 20% cancellation fee.

9) Once you log in and start a course, a refund is not available. After 72 hours, the payment credit can be transferred to a different training or to a new student if the training was not started by the original student for up to 30 days after enrollment.

10) Refunds are not available after 72 hours.

11) Refunds are not available for courses/programs that have been started.

12) Washington students must submit an evaluation form with a valid STARS ID number upon completion of the course and a certificate will be emailed to you. Certificates are prepared throughout the day, 7 days a week.

13) Completed courses are recorded in MERIT Monday through Friday, throughout the day continuously, between 8 am and 3 PM. If you complete your training in the evening or over the weekend, it will be recorded on the next business day during those hours.

14) During the last two weeks of December, expect longer processing times for enrollment and certificates due to the high volume enrollments and completed trainings during the year end rush. We recommend enrolling and completing your training prior to the end of December whenever possible.

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  • 5
    Thank you.

    Posted by Athalene on 31st Oct 2014

    From taking these toddler classes from this web site I've learned so much, I was suprised that I missed 2 questions, but I'm happy that I passed. These classes are so educational and are explained so beautiful where you can understand and kind of keep the answers in your head when it's time to be tested. Thank you so much, because at my age I need that.

    I really appreciate the chat button, because I was lost and the chat button kept popping up, so I decided to use it and the young people help right away, I had no problem, but when I did have a problem, I went straight back to the chat button, again I say thank all of you.

  • 5
    I like all the information, it was really useful

    Posted by Kim on 24th Jan 2014

    I like the information they shared the book list for preschool age

  • 5
    this is a wonderful company

    Posted by Deborah on 23rd Jan 2014

    Being able to do online and not attend a in person class. I appreciate all the help i was given via chat from Ashleigh

  • 5
    The narration was helpful

    Posted by Linda on 22nd Jan 2014

    The narration was helpful, I learned by reading and listening to info. I appreciate that this on-line course allows me to select a time that works for my schedule. I also utilized the chat line service and it was helpful.