Online Workshops

On-Demand Registration Information

To register for an OnDemand workshop, complete this Registration Form, print it, and send to NSU Child and Family Network with your payment. We accept checks or money orders by mail, and you can pay by credit or debit card online. Once you are registered, you will receive an email invitation from CANVAS to get started that will give you access to the workshop you selected. You must accept the invitation. You may work at your own pace, but we ask that classes be completed within 2 weeks.
After you have submitted all required assignments and taken the Mastery Quiz, you will receive a certificate in the mail.

For more information or help, contact Ada Wright at wrightad@nsula.edu

COST: Regular 3 clock hour online workshops are $18 each. CEU and Train the Trainer sessions are $25. CEU workshops provide 6 CEU credit or 6 clock hours of credit.

Online Courses

CDA-1 Health and Safety Sessions

W-1a Choking Hazards: Responsibility for Prevention (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

Young children are at risk of choking since they do not chew well and put anything in their mouths. Learn common and lesser-known hazards and how you can prevent a choking emergency.

W-1b Snacks for Schoolagers: More than Juice and Crackers (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

School-agers are always hungry but getting them to eat healthy food is difficult. Try snacks they can prepare alone or with a little help. As a bonus, they learn math and reading skills using recipes.

W-1c Childhood Obesity: When it’s More than Baby Fat (CDA 1) (ADM 4)

Obesity in childhood can establish lifelong patterns with serious consequences. Find out what causes childhood obesity and what do professionals suggest you do to address this issue.

W-1d Going Outdoors with Infants and Toddlers (CDA 1)

How do you provide safe outdoor activities for infants and toddlers? Learn how to make your outdoor area hazard-free and full of great experiences for the youngest children in your care.

W-8a When Toddlers Bite: Strategies for Prevention and Coping (CDA 8)

While biting is often a developmental phase, it can cause havoc in group settings. Learn why toddlers bite and how to work with parents of the biter and the bitten child.

W-1e Runs Better Unleaded: Lead Poison Prevention (CDA 1) (ADM 3)

Incidence of lead poisoning is likely greater than you realize. It can cause serious harm to children if not addressed early. Learn to recognize symptoms and how to prevent this hazard.

CDA-2 Physical and Intellectual Development

W-2a Physical Activities: Creating Chaos or Motivating Movement (CDA 2)

Movement activities can get out of hand unless adults in charge know how to guide children during active time. Create an environment for movement experiences you and children enjoy together.

W-2b Rhythm, Rhyme, and Song (CDA 2)

Music is much more than singing a few songs each day with your children. This workshop will help you understand the many musical concepts that young children learn through music.

W-2c Sensational Sand and Wonderful Water Play (CDA 2)

Sand and water play should be regular, integral parts of your program. Learn how to set up sensory activities and how they contribute to children’s learning and support children’s sensory development.

W-2d From Feathers to Fly Guts (CDA 2)

Looking for some new activities? Want something unique and fun? This workshop includes a variety of sensory experiences that will engross children and amaze you at their attention span!

W-2e Music for Infants and Toddlers (CDA 2)

Yes, infants and toddlers can enjoy music. Learn to make music a major focus of your curriculum and keep the very young happy and engaged.

W-2f Exploring Science (CDA 2)

Science and young children are natural combinations, yet many adults feel inadequate to provide science experiences. Learn how easy it is to provide exciting science challenges for children.

W-2g The Magic of Music (CDA 2)

Music is an important component of any early learning program. This workshop addresses some of the concepts that children learn through music and includes ideas for how to make up your own songs.

W-2h Your Room IS Your Reading Center (CDA 2)

Need some new ideas for promoting reading in your classroom? This workshop will help you get started. You’ll also get ideas for improving what you are already doing.

W-2i Writing the Right Way (CDA 2)

Older preschoolers and schoolagers benefit from many opportunities to use writing tools such as crayons, markers, and large pencils. Learn how to create and oversee a writing center for children.

W-2j Back to the Great Outdoors (CDA 2)

How have limitations on outdoor play affected children today? Why do children need to be outside each day weather permits? This workshop describes numerous health and educational benefits of the outdoors.

W-2k Books for Infants and Toddlers: How Children Really Learn to Read (CDA 2)

Learning to read begins in infancy, but perhaps not in the way that you think. This workshop will help you see what experiences are appropriate in developing literacy in young children.

W-2l Better Questions = More Learning higher CLASS Scores! (CDA 2)

This workshop identifies types of questions that relate to thinking. Learn to ask the right types of questions to encourage critical thinking and improve CLASS scores!

W-2m Experiencing Social Studies (CDA 2)

What is social studies in the early childhood classroom? This workshop will help you understand the importance of including social studies components in your classroom.

W-2n Experiencing Art (CDA 2)

Young children love art and will stay involved for long periods of time. Learn how to conduct art experiences that allow children to explore and create.

W-2o Language Arts and Multiple Intelligences (CDA 2)

Children develop language at an amazing rate during the early years. This workshop will help you make the most of this window of opportunity through children’s various strengths?

W-2p Using Multiple Intelligences to Develop Math Skills (CDA 2)

Some children learn math easily because they have logical/ mathematical intelligence. Others may be strong in another area. Learn to help children with strengths in various abilities develop math skills.

W-2q Math that Adds Up (CDA 2)

Yes, math is an important part of the early childhood curriculum. But does math have to be stressful and boring? This workshop will help you provide appropriate math experiences for preschoolers.

W-2r Experiencing Music through Multiple Abilities (CDA 2)

How does music relate to other abilities? What can you do for the child who learns best through music? This workshop will help you see how to incorporate music into all areas of learning.

W-2s A Phonological Awareness Primer: Helping Children Learn to Read (CDA 2)

Phonological awareness, once called phonetic awareness, describes the steps in children’s process of learning to read. Learn to answer parents’ questions about how you are getting their child ready for school.

W-2u Getting Ideas: Where and How (CDA 2) (ADM 3)

Where do you get ideas to use with your schoolagers? Learn unexpected places to find activities to keep schoolagers involved and busy, especially when they’ve been in your program for several years.

W-2v Projects and Activities: What Do Schoolagers Like to Do? (CDA 2)

How do you keep those schoolagers involved and busy? Find out tried and true experiences and ideas to help you prevent “I’m bored” and “There’s nothing to do” comments.

CDA-3 Social and Emotional Development

W-3a Guidance: Kind and Firm (CDA 3)

Find out the difference between adult control and controlling actions. Learn how to get and maintain class control by teaching appropriate behaviors and discarding ineffective controlling behaviors.

W-3b Cooperation Reigns: Get Children to Do What You Want (CDA 3)

Wondering why children do not listen to you? Want to know how to get them to cooperate and help with tasks such as clean-up? This course will give you some successful ideas to generate cooperation.

W-3c Teaching Tolerance: When Differences Don't Divide (CDA 3)

Learning to live in a diverse world is essential in the global community. Yet many teachers are unsure how to address cultural or diversity issues. Here’s help to get started.

W-3d Power Struggles: Pick Your Battles and Set Your Limits (CDA 3) S

Sometimes children’s behavior can be challenging and frustrating. Learn how to guide children’s behavior and avoid power struggles.

W-3f Let's Cooperate! Supporting Cooperative Behavior through Games (CDA 3)

Learn how games and other activities can be used to teach children important skills of cooperation and working together.

W-3g Toddler Transitional Objects: Lovies and Blankies (CDA 3)

Toddlers often rely on the comfort of special items such as blankets or stuffed animals, especially during transitions such as starting child care or changing caregivers. Learn what to do about such objects.

W-3h Bringing Serenity into Children's Lives: Relaxation Techniques (CDA 3)

Children today face many factors that create stress. This workshop will help you learn specific relaxation techniques that you can use with children.

W-3i Having a Good Day with Infants and Toddlers (CDA 3)

Appropriate guidance is essential to a well-run program. Learn to teach children what they should do and reinforce desirable behavior. Find ways the environment helps with social skills and self-confidence.

W-3j The Nonparticipating Child: When Children Won't Join the Fun and Games (CDA 3)

Some children do not want to participate in activities, especially movement activities. Learn strategies for encouraging participation and working with a shy child or one unwilling to join in group activities.

W-3k Diffusing the Bomb (CDA 3)

Ever have a day when you feel like an explosion is pending? Learn to evaluate your guidance techniques and set a plan for improvement. Address discipline issues before they become critical.

W-3l Creating Memories (CDA 3)

Looking back at your own childhood helps you understand the social and emotional development of young children. This workshop considers the senses and how they affect children.

W-3m Everyone is Different (CDA 3)

Want to know how to understand differences and how to help your children to accept differences in others? This workshop provides suggestions on creating an accepting and respectful environment.

W-3n Diversity: Creating an Inclusive Schoolage Program (CDA 2) (ADM 3)

The families and children we serve come from a variety of backgrounds, religions, and ethnic groups. Learn to create a sense of community among the diverse culture groups enrolled in your program.

W-3o Bullying and Teasing: Preventing and Addressing Unwanted Behaviors (CDA 3) (ADM 3)

Bullying is a serious problem. Learn to prevent and address bullying through a spirit of cooperation and respect with resources created by Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul, and Mary” fame in Operation Respect.

W-3q Preventing and Addressing Swearing (CDA 3) (ADM 3)

Bad language is a common problem in school-age programs. Parents will surely complain about if you can’t get it under control. Learn why swearing happens and what to do when it occurs.

CDA-4 Working with Families

W-4a Who Me? Plan a Parent Meeting? (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

Do you need to plan a parent meeting and not quite sure how to get started? Learn to organize and conduct effective parent meetings. Find out what your parents want and plan activities they will attend.

W-4b Time to Talk: Preparing for and Conducting Conferences (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

You know parent conferences are important, but how can you make the most of the time invested? View conferences from the parents’ perspective and be prepared to address parents’ needs.

W-4c Dealing with Parents on Difficult Issues and Concerns (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

When you need to talk to a parent about a sensitive issue or unpleasant matter, you’ll want to be objective and understanding as well as empathetic. Learn to address difficult matters with parents.

W-4e Parent Orientation: Getting off to a Great Start (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

How do you get parents off to a good start and see that they have all information they need? This workshop will help you make sure that parents are fully informed of your policies and procedures.

W-4f Creating Connections: Including Parents Effectively (CDA 4) (ADM 5)

Parent involvement takes a lot of work and too often the results are disappointing. Learn techniques in this workshop that will generate enthusiasm among your parents and staff alike.

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