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Anxiety in Children & Youth

Teach coping skills to support children in your program to move past anxious thoughts and experiences

Anxiety is a common mental health issue in children and youth. New guidance has been added to the Social & Emotional Development course in the School-Age track.

Activity Upgrade: Family Child Care Track

FCC activities have been changed from PDF to HTML

We are excited to announce the upgrade of activities in the FCC track.

2020 Q1 Newsletter

Three New Focused Topics Courses Released

Three new courses, Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviors, Sexual Development & Behavior in Children and Youth, and Trauma-Informed Care in Child Care Settings are now available in the Virtual Lab School Focused Topics track.

COVID-19 Child Care Support

Resources to support caregivers and their children during stressful times

Resources for dealing with COVID-19 and the world's response to support caregivers and their children.

Family Resources during COVID-19

Resources to support families while sheltering-in-place

This list is not exhaustive, but aims to help families know about a variety of developmentally appropriate and engaging ways to support their children during this unprecedented health crisis.

Navy Celebrates Milestone

Navy Professionals receive their Child Development Associate credential

Commencement ceremony for 120 CDA candidates hosted in Norfolk, Virginia

New Course Released: Trauma Informed Care in Child Care Settings

New Focused Topics Course Now Available

This four lesson course identifies the symptoms of trauma and highlights caregiving and program practices to support children, families and teachers that have been exposed to trauma.

Activity Upgrade: Preschool Track

PS activities have been changed from PDF to HTML

We are excited to announce the upgrade of activities in the Preschool track.

Course Release: Sexual Development and Behavior in Children & Youth

New Focused Topics Course Now Available

This nine-lesson course provides foundational knowledge of normative sexual development and behavior and highlights ways to prevent and respond to problematic sexual behavior in children and youth.

Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviors Course Released

New Focused Topics Course Now Available

This eight-lesson course builds upon foundational knowledge by highlighting strategies that prevent challenging behavior, promote social emotional competence, and support children with behavior challenges.