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Family Child Day Care Home and In-Home Provider Orientation

Understanding your role and responsibilities as a family home provider
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2,145 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2015
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

The Family Child Day Care Home and In-Home Provider Orientation course is designed for all newly registered Family Child Day Care Home and In-Home Providers in Louisiana. This course is divided into two parts in which each part includes a series of lectures. In part 1, providers will —understand their role as a Family Child Care Provider, gain information on setting up their child care environment, explore ideas on increasing their level of professionalism, identify tools to help them create a parent handbook, and understand how to maintain compliance with the Provider Agreement. In part 2, providers will —gain information about required record-keeping procedures, become familiar with child development, learn how to create a daily schedule for children, and learn more about keeping children healthy and safe. This course is worth 4 training credit hours.

Who is the target audience?
  • Family Home and In-Home Child Care Providers in the state of Louisiana
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What Will I Learn?
Understand role as an In-home and family home child care provider
Explore ideas on increasing level of professionalism
Gain information on setting up child care environment
Understand how to maintain compliance with the Provider Agreement
Become familiar with child development
Gain information about required Record-Keeping procedures
Learn more about keeping children healthy and safe
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  • Students will need paper and a pen/pencil to write responses to pre/post-test items, and to jot down notes.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 37 Lectures Collapse All 37 Lectures 02:24:23
Role of Family Home Provider, Professionalism, and Compliance
17 Lectures 01:14:26
Part 1 Introduction

Course Overview and Part 1 Objectives

Part 1 Pre-test

Part 1 Course Components

Introduction to Role of the Family Child Day Care Home Provider

Role of Family Child Day Care Home Provider

Marketing Your Business

Separating Home from Business

Managing the Environment

Setting up the Environment

Introduction to Creating Policies

Creating Polices

Professional Development

Provider Directory

Criminal Background Checks and Other Important Information

Compliance Scenarios and Recap

Part 1 Post-test
Laniappe, Record-Keeping, and It's All About the Children
20 Lectures 01:09:57
Part 2 Introduction

Part 2 Overview

Part 2 Course Objectives and Part 2 Pre-test


Additional Resources


It's All About the Children

Timeline of Childhood Milestones

Support for Child Development

Principles of Child Development and Learning

Working with Mixed-Aged Groups

Louisiana's Birth - 5 Standards

Setting a Daily Schedule

Creating Lesson Plans

Television Watching and Recap

Cleanliness and Immunizations

Nutrition, Transporting Children, Infant Care, and Administering Medication

Accident Proofing and Emergency Preparedness

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Part 2 Post-test
About the Instructor
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12,405 Students
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Programs Specialist

Romney Manuel has many years of experiences in the early childhood field. Mr. Manuel also has a vast amount of experience using reliable and valid assessment tools to evaluate the effectiveness of early childhood programs. Romney currently works at the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) in the Division of Early Childhood. At LDE, Mr. Manuel serves as Program Specialist where he works with Child Care Providers, and Resource/Referral Agencies who provide trainings, technical assistance, and referrals for child care providers and for families of young children.  He has also provided professional development to early childhood teachers and administrators throughout the state of Louisiana, and has presented at local, and state, and national conferences.

4.6 Average rating
296 Reviews
2,145 Students
1 Course
Training Coordinator

Effie Toliver has more than 20 years of experience in the child care field. During that time she has held almost every position possible in a child care center and has also worked as a family home provider for 4 years. Effie has an Associate of Science degree in Business. She has been trained as a parent educator through the FAST (Families and Schools Together) Program and is a Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) practitioner. Currently, Effie works for Partnerships in Child Care as the Training Coordinator, where she is responsible for the scheduling and coordination of more than 400 trainings, workshops, and network meetings annually. Effie is a devoted wife and proud mother of 4 daughters.

4.6 Average rating
296 Reviews
2,145 Students
1 Course
Director, Partnerships in Child Care Division of VOA GBR

Karen Powell serves as the Director of the Partnerships in Child Care Division of Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge. Powell holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Philosophy and a Master of Arts degree in English. Powell has 11 years of experience in education, developing trainings and new curricula, policy and infrastructure, and assessments and measurements. She also has 11 years of experience with research into best practices, program and grant implementation and administration, staff supervision, and event management. At Louisiana State University, as the Program Director for a statewide coalition, and as the Director of Education Initiatives at Capital Area United Way (where she launched multiple national early childhood initiatives in the state), Powell has brought together and led diverse groups in partnerships on new programs, facilitating work both within and outside of non-profit agencies. Powell also served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for 3 years to abused children in the foster care system.

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