The Early Childhood Profession

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The Early Childhood Profession

3 Hours

This is a non-CEU Course.  ** DEL MERIT Approved STARS ** CDA Training

Tuition: $30.00

Mobile Devices: This course MAY be mobile friendly. However, because every device is different, we are unable to guarantee compatibility.  Our student support staff is unable to provide technical support when students are attempting to use an iPad, tablet or cell phone to complete an online course. Use of an iPad, tablet, or cell phone is at your own risk. 

Washington STARS Credit: Professional Development and Leadership (3 hours)

CDA Content Area: Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism (3 hours)

Training Delivery Method:  Online

Content Focus Group:  

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool Age Children
  • Pre-Kindergarten Children
  • School-Age Children

Training Type: Annual Continuing Education Training

Training Level: 2

Core Competencies:  Professional Development and Leadership (3.00)

Training Language(s):      English

Description:  (3 hours) Online Self-Paced – Open Enrollment * This course provides an overview of the professional practices expected of child care providers. It includes the definition of professionalism as well as measures to attain a professional reputation, as perceived through the child care provider’s words and actions.  The student will be introduced to professional practice in early learning as identified in the NAEYC Code of Ethics.

Learning Objective:  

  • Demonstrates awareness of the professional code of ethics for early care and education and its main topics.
  • The student will summarize the fundamentals of professional behavior.
  • Understands that employees’ personal behaviors and actions within the work setting reflect upon the setting.
  • Demonstrates awareness of the professional development continuum for early care providers and educators.

 Currently Enrolled Students *


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 is not tested on mobile devices or designed to be used on a mobile device. We are unable to provide technical support if you are attempting to use a mobile device (cell phone, tablet, or any other device other than a computer). And though many students may find that they are able to use their mobile device to complete the course, this training was developed to be done on a computer. Use of a mobile device is at your own risk.

6) This course uses multi-media video presentations. You will be required to view videos on your computer or mobile device in order to complete this course. Some students may find that they need to download Shockwave, Flash player or Java to view videos.

7) Some students may find that they have to update their internet browser, or Java, in order to log into the course, 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
    Content was very user friendly!

    Posted by Kelly on 20th Jan 2015

    Online training is fabulous because it fits my schedule! Content was very user friendly!

  • 5
    Easy to understand

    Posted by Elizabeth on 15th Jan 2015

    Easy to understand and a lot of information provided to help me improve at my place of work

  • 5
    Thank you so much!

    Posted by Stacy on 15th Oct 2014

    Being able to walk away and then come back when I could manage to make time throughout my busy work day. Thank you so much for being so prompt with responses through e-mails.

  • 5
    Thank you.

    Posted by Esther on 15th Oct 2014

    I enjoyed the video portions of training and being able to view the comments from others.

  • 5
    Very flexible and easy

    Posted by Michelle on 26th Sep 2014

    Being a single mother that works full time in the field, I thought this program was wonderful because it allowed me to log in when I was able to. Very flexible and easy to pick up where I left off.

  • 5
    I liked the in depth information

    Posted by Husna on 28th Jul 2014

    I liked the in depth information provided for each section and ALL the links as well.