The book titles below are a part of our online book training. The books can be read at your own pace and convenience. After reading the book(s) of your choice and completing the test scoring an 80% or higher, you will receive child care training clock hours. The number of hours depends on the length and content of the book. Tests can be taken multiple times if needed; however, there is a fee charged for each test.  The current fee is $10 per credit hour (see individual book details for number of credit hours per book).

NEW TO MEMBERS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 ……. ALL BOOK TRAINING WILL BE FREE TO KIDS MATTER COALITION MEMBERS WITH UNLIMITED ONLINE TRAINING.

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Book Description:  

Eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task. But also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.

Credit Hours Earned: 3 hours ($30)

Core Content:  3 – Professional Development/Professionalism
CDA Subject Area:  6 – Maintaining a commitment to professionalism

Available on Amazon:  Buy | Kindle

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Book Description:  

Who Moved My Cheese? is a simple parable describing common changes that may occur in your life and workplace. It is a quick read that provides ideas on how to manage these changes so you can enjoy less stress and more success.

Credit Hours Earned:  2 hours ($20)

Core Content:  3 Professional Development/Professionalism
CDA Subject Area:  6  Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism 

Available on Amazon:  Buy | Kindle

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Book Description:  

Big Body Play describes the benefits of allowing children to explore their environment through rough and tumble play, while managing the risks that may come with such activities.

Credit Hours Earned:  3 hours ($30)

Core Content:  4 Learning Environment and Curriculum
CDA Subject Area:  2 Steps to Advance Children’s Physical and Intellectual Development

Available on Amazon:  Buy | Not Available On Kindle

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Book Description:  

All children-not just those with challenging behaviors- require guidance as they develop the social and emotional skills they will use the rest of their lives.  This resource provides everything you need to help children build and use six essential life skills: attachment, belonging, self regulation, collaboration, contribution, and adaptability.  This strength based approach includes strategies, examples of supportive interactions, and special activities to help you manage challenging behaviors.

Credit Hours Earned:  6 hours ($60)

Core Content:  4 – Learning Environment and Curriculum
CDA Subject Area:  3 – Positive ways to support children’s social and emotional development

Available on Amazon:  Buy | Kindle

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Book Description:

The perfect book to introduce sign language to hearing children!

Written for teachers of hearing children from birth to age six, Simple Signing is the perfect introduction to teaching young children through sign. There are chapters for infants, toddlers, and preschool children, with age-appropriate signs. The chapter written for teachers of infants focuses on using beginning signs as a bridge to communicating with words, while the toddler chapter focuses on signing to promote expression, enrich vocabulary, and teach social skills. The preschool chapter places an emphasis on using signs to enhance emergent literacy skills.

Each sign is illustrated with a caption and one or more photos of a young child or adult demonstrating the sign, making them easy to understand and execute. Instructions for putting signs together into simple sentences are also included. In addition to the conventional index, there is also a pictorial index of signs to help you find what you need quickly and easily. Simple Signing shows teachers just how easy and valuable it can be to incorporate sign language into daily activities.

Credit Hours Earned:  3 hours ($30)

Core Content:  4. Learning Environments and Curriculum
CDA Subject Area:  2. Advancing children’s physical and intellectual development

Available at Amazon: Buy | Kindle

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Book Description:  

Whether you are new to assessments and approaches or just want a quick refresher to reinforce your understanding, this book is for you.

The intended audience is teachers who work with 3-8 year olds, with an emphasis on Pre-K and K.

This book describes the basic concepts and vocabulary of children and classroom-oriented assessment in today’s achievement-focused environment.  The primary focus of this book is the assessment of children in typical classroom settings for the purpose of supporting their development and learning.

Credit Hours Earned:  2 hours ($20)

Core Content:  5 – Child Assessment
CDA Subject Area:  7. Observing and recording children’s behavior, 8. Understanding principles of child development and learning

Available at NAEYC:  Buy

Available at Amazon: Buy

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Book Description:

This book provides clear, straightforward introductions to the foundational theories of John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky. Each chapter highlights a theorist’s work and includes insight on how the theory impacts teaching young children today. Discussion questions and suggested readings are included to help you gain an understanding of what it means to apply each theory to your work with children.

Credit Hours Earned:  3 hours ($30)

Core Content:  1 – Child Growth and Development
CDA Subject Area:  8. Understanding principles of child development and learning

Available at Amazon: Buy | Kindle

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Book Description:  

This book shows parents and those who care for children how to identify individual learning patterns, explaining how they can strengthen a child’s abilities and either bypass or help overcome the child’s weaknesses, producing positive results instead of repeated frustration and failure.

Consistent progress can result when we understand that not every child can do equally well in every type of learning and begin to pay more attention to individual learning patterns — and individual minds — so that we can maximize children’s success and gratification in life.

Credit Hours Earned: 3 hours ($30)

Core Content: 1- Child Growth and Development
CDA Subject Area:  3 – Supporting children’s social and emotional development

Available on Amazon:  Buy | Kindle

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Book Description:  

This book revolutionizes the classroom approach to social-emotional learning by addressing the adult’s skill set and internal states first, and then empowering the adult to teach and model these skills with children. Both research studies and individual testimonials show that Conscious Discipline simply works for transforming social-emotional skills, school climate, academics and home/school connections. Stop struggling with behaviors and standards, and start finding the joy in teaching again!

Credit Hours Earned:  2 hours ($20) per unit.  This book will be broken up into 4 units with a test available for each unit.  Each unit will be worth 2 credit hours.

Core Content:

CGD: Child Growth and Development
HSN: Health, Safety, and Nutrition
PD: Professional Development
LEC: Learning Environments and Curriculum
CA: Child Assessment
FCP: Family and Community Partnerships

CDA Subject Area:  8. Understanding principles of child development and learning

Available at Conscious Discipline:  Buy

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