Correspondence Continuing Education

Correspondence courses provide the flexibility to earn continuing education hours on your own schedule. After registering, all course materials will be mailed or emailed to you so you can complete them at your convenience.

 

To register for a correspondence course, you must have an account with The Registry that includes your current email and mailing address.

These courses are offered through two CCR&Rs (4-C in Madison and 4C for Children in Milwaukee). However, you may complete these courses from anywhere in the state. Each CCR&R has different policies and due dates for their correspondence courses. Click here to learn how each agency offers their correspondence courses.

 

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1-Credit-Hour Courses

Beating Burnout: Child Care Providers Play Crucial Role

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: This article focuses on the importance of the role of the child care provider, how this relates to managing stress and beating burnout in the child care setting. The article helps you to answer critical questions about you and your job as a provider.

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Bridging the Gap: Improving Communication with Parents

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: Communication between parents and providers isn’t always easy, but it is crucial. Understanding each other is key to having shared, similar activities, fundamental values and goals for the child. Discover tips for effective communication with parents and how partnering with parents benefits the child.

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Building Meaningful Relationships with Families

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: Learn strategies for building meaningful relationships with families and the create concepts for helping families become supported and connected to the child care setting.

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Creating A Childcare Environment that is Culturally Diverse

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: Learn why it is important to create a culturally diverse environment. Explore common challenges that may affect children and families with culturally diverse backgrounds. Take a way tips for creating a diverse environment.

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Creating the Right Atmosphere in your Classroom

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: The objective of this training is to demonstrate how the physical parameters of a classroom have a great deal to do with learning. The training builds school success by showing how a carefully considered, positive classroom atmosphere promotes a learning environment.

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Establishing Productive Relationships with Parents

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: Learn ways to create consistency and connection with parents. Build a better relationship and learn ways to overcome barriers parents may have in being more involved in their children’s learning.

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Handling Challenging Behaviors Rules, Rituals & Routines among Useful Strategies

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: Challenging behaviors can have serious developmental effects, even during early childhood. Learn basic principles as to why children engage in challenging behaviors as well as prevention strategies, preventive practices and positive behavior support.

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Nutritional Recommendations for Children- A Guide for Early Child Care Teachers

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: Discover ways to encourage healthy eating, learn new activities to promote healthy eating and team up with parents to help children eat better.

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Promoting Cultural and Racial Diversity

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: Regardless of language, race, or culture, parents and early childhood educators can help children get off to a positive start in life by teaching them how to resist bias and stereotypes.

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Respecting Different Cultures

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: According to NAEYC, what children learn in their preschool years greatly influences whether they will grow up to value, accept, and comfortably interact with diverse people- or whether they will succumb to the biases that result in, or help to justify, unfair treatment of an individual because of his or her identity. This packet will help children develop positive feelings about racial and cultural identity.

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Staff Motivation- Helping Teachers Enjoy Their Work

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: Directors should be aware of motivational methods that can help “jump start” their staff into enjoying their jobs again. Areas such as showing trust and respect, working with a vision, sharing decisions, and demonstrating true appreciation for staff members’ hard work, go a long way toward motivating staff…and a motivated staff is one whose enthusiasm shows up in their work. Since children notice the difference between truly engaged early childhood professionals and those who are mostly “going through the motions” on their jobs, children also benefit

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Teamwork: Effectively Leading, Relating & Communicating

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: Teams are made up of a group of people. All attitudes and decisions should be geared toward the success of everyone involved in the child’s well-being. Remember that there is no “I” in teamwork.

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Understanding, Recognizing and Responding to Trauma

Credit hours: 1

Fee: $8

Offered by: 4C for Children
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Course Description: Recognizing trauma early on can present several benefits, not just for the child experiencing it, but for everyone else around that child. Children involved with trauma have a bigger probability of battling addictions or other issues later in life. The good news is children are very resilient, but the issue should not be overlooked.

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2-Credit-Hour Courses

Calendar Time: Up for Debate?

Credit hours: 2

Fee: $12

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: Let’s take a closer look at calendar time! In this training, you will learn: How you can support math development with young children, when children begin to develop the concept of time, and how to teach skills naturally throughout the day in a developmentally appropriate way.

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Honoring Difference: Diversity in Early Childhood

Credit hours: 2

Fee: $12

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: In order to build relationships of trust and respect with children and families, we need to first value the differences among families and between home and child care settings. In this training, explore ways that your child care environment and the materials accessible to children can nurture children’s ability to see difference as a positive and diversity as an opportunity to learn and grow

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Positive Teacher-Child Interactions

Credit hours: 2

Fee: $12

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: No matter the age of children you work with, the decisions you make regarding the way in which you interact with children will have a significant impact on their social and emotional development over time. This training will focus why positive verbal environments and interactions are key in order for children to feel valued and in turn develop positive feelings about themselves and others.

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Risky and Adventurous Play

Credit hours: 2

Fee: $12

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: Consider for a moment the benefits of risk and adventure. What can children learn? How does it make them feel? How does it make you feel? This course allows you to explore those feelings and explains the importance of this type of play for children.

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3-Credit-Hour Courses

Bringing Out the Best in Your Staff

Credit hours: 3

Fee: $18

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: Meaningful recognition of staff is an important tool in preventing staff turn-over in the field of early childhood. If you are interested in learning more about the ways you can recognize and encourage staff who make positive contributions to your program, this is the course for you. The course is full of ideas and inspiration to help you motivate those who work with you.

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Family Involvement

Credit hours: 3

Fee: $18

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: Families are powerfully important to the education and development of children. Early learning settings are better able to help children thrive when all of the caring adults in a child’s life partner together. Programs that partner with parents not only improve child outcomes, they are able to improve business outcomes. Parents who are partners make contributions of time, interest and sometimes even money into early learning settings

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Incorporating SUPERHERO Play into Early Child Care

Credit hours: 3

Fee: $18

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: Superhero play is often considered an aggressive, rough and tumble type of play that teachers (and parents) discourage quickly, without always considering the benefits. This course will allow participants to explore some of the many benefits to this type of play, while also providing ideas on how to incorporate the play meaningfully into curriculum. Participants will explore their own beliefs and experiences and consider how each relates to their current practices. Let’s dive in and take a look at what children are learning while they play “superhero.”

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Pass the Peas Please: Family Style Meals

Credit hours: 3

Fee: $18

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description:  Child care providers play a crucial role in helping young children develop healthy eating habits. Meal times and snacks in child care can be great learning opportunities for young children. Children can learn to identify and choose a variety of foods, practice language skills, and build relationships with teachers and other children. This course explores how child care providers can turn meal times into learning experiences by creating a relaxed unhurried environment, and by taking time for conversation and fun, as well as food.

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Transitions: Planning for Success

Credit hours: 3

Fee: $18

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: Children in early childhood settings transitions from one activity to another frequently. For some children, transitions result in frustrations and challenging behavior. This course addressed the connection between the number of transitions, the importance of planning transitions, and strategies to help children make smooth independent transitions to reduce incidents of challenging behaviors.

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Wellness While You Work: Mindfulness

Credit hours: 3

Fee: $18

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: In a child care, the primary way a young child learns social emotional skills is through interactions with the caregiver. This training is meant to be an introduction to mindfulness and how it relates to social emotional competence in your child care program. It is also meant to help family child care providers comply with Certification Standards and Licensing Rules regarding provider and child interactions and add more meaning to how you structure your child care program.

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Spanish Courses

Pase los guisantes por favor: Comidas de estilo familiar

Credit hours: 3

Fee: $18

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: Los proveedores de cuidado infantil desempeñan un papel crucial en ayudar a los niños pequeños a desarrollar hábitos alimenticios saludables. Las comidas y los refrigerios en el cuidado infantil pueden ser excelentes oportunidades de aprendizaje para los niños pequeños. Los niños pueden aprender a identificar y elegir una variedad de alimentos, practicar habilidades de lenguaje y establecer relaciones con los maestros y otros niños. Este curso explora cómo los proveedores de cuidado infantil pueden convertir los horarios de las comidas en experiencias de aprendizaje creando un ambiente relajado y relajado, y dedicando tiempo a la conversación y la diversión, así como a la comida.

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Bienestar mientras trabajas atención plena

Credit hours: 3

Fee: $18

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: En una guardería, la forma principal en que un niño pequeño aprende las habilidades socioemocionales es a través de las interacciones con el cuidador. Esta capacitación pretende ser una introducción a la atención plena y cómo se relaciona con la competencia socioemocional en su programa de cuidado infantil. También tiene la intención de ayudar a los proveedores de cuidado infantil familiar a cumplir con los Estándares de certificación y las Reglas de licencia con respecto a las interacciones entre proveedores y niños, y agregar más significado a la forma en que estructura su programa de cuidado infantil.

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Participación familiar

Credit hours: 3

Fee: $18

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: Las familias son muy importantes para la educación y el desarrollo de los niños. Los entornos de aprendizaje temprano son más capaces de ayudar a los niños a prosperar cuando todos los adultos afectuosos en la vida de un niño son compañeros. Los programas que se asocian con los padres no solo mejoran los resultados infantiles, sino que también pueden mejorar los resultados comerciales. Los padres que son socios hacen contribuciones de tiempo, intereses y, a veces, incluso dinero en entornos de aprendizaje temprano.

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Honrando la Diferencia: Diversidad en la primera infancia

Credit hours: 2

Fee: $12

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: Para construir relaciones de confianza y respeto con los niños y las familias, primero debemos valorar las diferencias entre las familias y entre el hogar y los entornos de cuidado infantil. En esta capacitación, explore las formas en que su entorno de cuidado infantil y los materiales accesibles para los niños pueden fomentar la capacidad de los niños para ver la diferencia como algo positivo y la diversidad como una oportunidad para aprender y crecer.

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Enseñanza y aprendizaje individualizados: satisfacer las necesidades de todos los niños

Credit hours: 2

Fee: $12

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: El siguiente curso le dará una introducción a la individualización para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los niños. Mark Sweet, PhD. dice: “Una actitud inclusiva comienza con una curiosidad genuina”. Sweet es el autor de “A Thinking Guide to Inclusive Childcare: for those who care about young children with and without disabilities”, que ha guiado el desarrollo de este curso..

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Hora de calendario: ¿Para debate?

Credit hours: 2

Fee: $12

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: ¡Echemos un vistazo más de cerca al calendario! En este entrenamiento, aprenderás: Cómo puede apoyar el desarrollo matemático con niños pequeños, cuando los niños comienzan a desarrollar el concepto del tiempo y cómo enseñar habilidades de forma natural a lo largo del día de una manera apropiada para el desarrollo.

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Interacciones positivas entre el maestro/a y el niño/a

Credit hours: 2

Fee: $12

Offered by: 4-C
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Course Description: No importa la edad de los niños con los que trabaje, las decisiones que tome con respecto a la forma en que interactúa con ellos tendrán un impacto significativo en su desarrollo social y emocional a lo largo del tiempo. Esta capacitación se centrará en los motivos por los que las interacciones y los ambientes verbales positivos son clave para que los niños se sientan valorados y, a su vez, desarrollen sentimientos positivos sobre ellos mismos y los demás.

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