Stress in Young Children

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Stress in Young Children (2 hours / .2 CEU)

Tuition: $21.00

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In-Service Training Course Code:  ECE 0409

CDA Competency: Enhancement of Social and Emotional Development[2 hours / .2 CEU]

Washington STARS Credit: Child Growth, Development and Learning [2 hours]

Washington Core Competency: Content Area 6: Interactions [2 hours] 

 > Early Care & Education Professionals [2 hours]

Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Understanding & Guiding Behavior [2 hours]


 Training Type: Annual Continuing Education

Training Delivery Method: Online

Cost: Fixed

Session Length: 2 Hours

Amount: $21.00

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: 

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

Language(s) used in training: English

Content Focus Group:

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool Age Children
  • Pre-Kindergarten Children
  • School-Age Children
  • Special Needs

Training Methods:

  • Audio-video with facilitation
  • Independent study with supervision

Description of Training Session: 

Child care providers should be aware of stress and its implications for learning and growth. They should also be able to recognize symptoms of stress, and implement appropriate stress reductions strategies. This course defines types and common causes of childhood stress. It also describes symptoms of stress and discusses coping strategies for reducing stress in young children.

Learning Objectives: 

  • RECALL the definition and types of stress.
  • IDENTIFY sources of stress for young children.
  • RECALL stress-related symptoms and behaviors in young children.  
  • RECALL the importance of minimizing stress.    
  • RECALL strategies used to instill optimism.    
  • IDENTIFY strategies to reduce stress in young children.


  • Introduction
  • What is Stress
  • Sources of Stress
  • Symptoms of Stress
  • Strategies to Reduce Stress
  • 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. 








CEU courses provided by Successful Solutions Professional Development LLC are offered in partnership with Smart Horizons, and  can be applied toward the educational requirements of a National CDA Credential or CDA Renewal as required by the Council for Professional Recognition.


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
    Good Information

    Posted by Claire on 18th Jun 2014

    The detailed list of examples of each type of symptoms was very helpful in fully understanding each category. The in-depth information will be very useful to incorporate in my working with children.

  • 5
    I learned a lot

    Posted by Briana on 23rd Jan 2014

    Since I am a visual learner, I liked reading the material and I liked that I could go back and forth if I needed to reread anything. I learned a lot about what triggers stresses and noticed that what stresses children out also stress many adults out, so it was nice to get some tips that I can use for everyday life. I am not a fan of the recording reading it aloud, but it's not a big issue that I would change.

  • 5
    Loved it!

    Posted by Lesli on 16th Jan 2014

    I loved that I could go at my own pace and re-read when necessary. I also liked that I could listen and take notes as well. This was the first time I have completed a course online! It was extremely user friendly for me, and I will definitely try it again!