Critical Competencies: Supporting Language and Literacy Development   

As with other capabilities that are central to full, successful, and satisfying participation in life, the foundation of becoming a skilled communicator and user of language is laid in infancy and toddlerhood. Research has shown that, in their first 3 years of life, children learn about language at a phenomenal pace. Educators are the key ingredient in a language-rich environment for infants and toddlers in group care settings.                    

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Zero-To-Three Critical Compentencies for Infant-Toddler Educators
Area 2: Supporting Cognitive Development
There four modules in this course  which focus on helping educators understand and support cognitive development and learning with Infants and Toddlers;
Sub-Areas:
  C-1 Facailitating Exploration and concept Development
  C-2 Building Meaningful Curriculum
  C-3 Promoting Imitation, Symbolic Represnetation and Play
  C-4 Supporting Reasoning and Problem Solving

Access to this course is restricted and registration is required. An enrollment key will be provided upon registration confirmation. 

This four-part, asynchronous learning module was created by the Military Families Learning Network’s Early Intervention team. The interactive course focuses on the rights of young children with disabilities in military families, eligibility for special education programs and services for children with disabilities available within military systems, and strategies to support military families as they navigate these systems in military contexts.


This is a restricted course and only available to participants accepted into the University of Nevada Reno, Extension CDA Coaching Program.

It is our goal to ensure students understand the skills to be a successful professional in the field of early childhood. In this course we will examine professional characteristics, and best practices. We will discuss the teacher's role and the importance of continuous professional development and goal setting. 

If you are entering the workforce or have been employed over time, you will find these skills are necessary to be hired or retain your job. 

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This course is now in beta-testing mode. A certificate will be issued after successfully completing the course.

Each lesson has a time restriction that is being monitored in order to comply with the Nevada Registry 2-hour training requirement.  A lesson will not advance until the time setting is met. The time setting can be met by reading the content in full and watching a video completely. This may differ based on the individual user. 

Email cpeshlakai@unr.edu  to provide feedback or troubleshooting. 

REQUIRED-Complete the step below before enrolling in the course. The certificate will not open without the ID number in your profile. The Nevada Registry is now importing the completion date of this course into individual accounts on the registry. 


The focus of this module is to help child care providers become familiar with the difficult subject of child abuse and neglect. In this module caregivers will learn about: 

  • Four general types of child maltreatment 
  • Possible indicators of abuse and neglect 
  • When and where to report suspected child abuse or neglect 
  • What to include in a report of suspected child maltreatment 
  • How to respond when a child discloses abuse or neglect 
  • Important policies regarding child abuse and neglect in child care setting

There are 9 lessons in this training which must be successfully completed to receive a certificate. It is the responsibility of the user to print or download and save the certificate. The instructor is not able to access individual certificates to duplicate. 

Click on the title of the course above, then go to "enroll me". Click on enroll me to enter the course. 

For best results use a PC or Laptop with the Google Chrome or Firebox browsers.

For Technical support, email: campushelp@extension.org

For more information contact Cathryn Peshlakai, M. Ed., Program Officer Early Childhood Education

University of Nevada Reno Extension

Email: cpeshlakai@unr.edu

This is a restricted course and available only for enrolled Child Development Associate Students. 

This is a restricted course and available only for enrolled Child Development Associate Students. 

This is a restricted course and available only for enrolled Child Development Associate Students. 

This is a restricted course and available only for enrolled Child Development Associate Students. 

This is a restricted course and available only for enrolled Child Development Associate Students. 

This is a restricted course and available only for enrolled Child Development Associate Students. 


This is a restricted course and available only for enrolled Child Development Associate Students. 


This is a restricted course and available only for enrolled Child Development Associate Students. 

This course is restricted and only available to participants registered in University of Nevada Reno, Extension CDA Program. 


This is a restricted course which requires an access code.

The CDA Practice Exam has 67 questions including true/false, multiple-choice and scenario questions (with a short narrative and photo). 

The Candidate will have up to one hour and forty-five minutes to complete the exam. The only computer-based skill needed to take the Exam is the ability to point and click a mouse.


This is a restricted course which requires an access code.

The CDA Practice Exam has 74 question including true/false, multiple-choice and scenario questions (with a short narrative and photo). 

The Candidate will have up to one hour and forty-five minutes to complete the exam. The only computer-based skill needed to take the Exam is the ability to point and click a mouse.

This course is restricted and only available to participants registered in University of Nevada Reno, Extension CDA Program 


This course is restricted and only available to participants registered in University of Nevada Reno, Extension CDA Program. 

This course is restricted and only available to participants registered in University of Nevada Reno, Extension CDA Program. 


This course is restricted and only available to participants registered in University of Nevada Reno, Extension CDA Program. 


This course is restricted and only available to participants registered in University of Nevada Reno, Extension CDA Program. 


 

This course is restricted and only available to participants registered in University of Nevada Reno, Extension CDA Program. 


This course is restricted and only available to participants registered in University of Nevada Reno, Extension CDA Program.