Potty Training Basics – Child Growth Development – (2hrs)

Potty Training Basics - Child Growth and Development - 2 Credit Hour

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Toilet training is an important milestone for parents, children and childcare providers. For a child, it is a step toward independence and self-sufficiency. This course will provide all of the resources necessary for successful potty training and address some of the most common questions about toilet training. You will master the multiple learning styles and ultimately learn how to foster confidence, self-esteem and independence while toilet training in a childcare environment. This course will provide the knowledge you’ll need for an easy, stress-free potty training experience.

In this class you will be asked to read a series of articles and/or watch videos concerning potty training. Some articles have videos included within the article. Don’t forget to watch these videos as there are questions about them on the test. At the end of each section, you will take a quiz on the material that you read or watched. Don’t worry; these quizzes are used to help you identify the important elements of what you have learned. You may take the quiz as many times as you wish by clicking on the “Restart Quiz” button. Once you feel comfortable with the material, click on the “Return to Class” button to move forward and start the next section. At the end of the class, you will take a final test consisting of the questions you have answered along the way. You must receive an 80% score to earn your certificate. Once again, you can take the test as many times as needed to pass by clicking on “Restart Quiz”. Once you have passed the test, a certificate will appear. Click on "Download Certificate" and then print the certificate from the download. Please complete the class survey so we know how we are doing and what we can do to make your experience better. A record of completion of the class will be kept in your user account along with a copy of the certificate. You may reprint your certificate at any time upon completion of the class.

Section 1

To begin, please click on the following button and read the article “Potty Training: How to get the job done” presented by the Mayo Clinic.

Is the child you are taking care of ready for potty training? Watch the video “Starting the Potty Training Process” by Dr. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith at Dr. Day Care, by clicking on the button below.

Now take the Quiz by clicking the button below:

Section 2

There are many tricks you can use to help in the potty training of your daycare children. Please read the article “Toilet Teaching Your Child” on Kids Health by clicking on the button below. Be sure to read all four pages.

Click the button below to watch Kathy Moore introduce the concept of RISER in potty training in the video “Potty Training Success” also at about.com parenting

Now take the quiz by clicking the button below.

Section 3

Many caregivers find that training a child to urinate on the potty is sometimes much easier than training a child to poop on the potty. Read the article “The Reluctant Potty Pooper” by Dr. Alan Greene by clicking on the button.

Click on the button below and test your knowledge on the last section.
Now take the quiz by clicking the button below.

Final Exam

Now that you have completed the material, click on the following button to take the final exam. You must receive an 80% grade to pass the class. Don’t worry; you may take the test as many times as needed to receive 80% by clicking on the "Restart Quiz" button. WHEN YOU PASS THE TEST, A CERTIFICATE WILL APPEAR. CLICK ON “DOWNLOAD CERTIFICATE” AND THEN PRINT IT.


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