Foster Parent Peace of Mind Certification

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TIPS for Child Care Institute, Inc. provides an integrated course schedule of early childhood theory,  through exploration, personal discovery, and self-reflection. In every class, our instructors emphasize the strategies and processes involved in understanding the course content, and creates a unique opportunity to prepare our students to live intelligent, thoughtful, and fulfilling lives in a rapidly changing society.


Our enriched virtual training meet the live instructor led criteria. Many foster parents benefit from the non-traditional time these sessions occur. Please visit our calendar of events frequently to register for these training. ​


Child Development Peace of Mind Certification™: 

Weekly Online Courses (On-Site Course Offering Available Call 866-338-4409)

  • Health and Safety for Indoor and Outdoor Environment

  • Live Webinar Hours (Subject to Limitation by State Annual Requirements)*

  • Free Access to TOCLASS™ Learning Management System (Subject to Limitations)

  • Instructional support from our experienced Instructors. All of the Instructors in this program Meet Educational Requirements as approved by the CDA Council

  • Access 24/7 to TOCLASS™, our online campus, plus immediate membership in the Child Development Associate (CDA) academic group with EduForums™ and EduChats™.

  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal

  • Course Integrated Portfolio Support

  • ability to retain information to meet projected goals

  • confidence with interaction

  • CheckPoints™

  • Social Emotional Support Strategies

  • Responsiveness Preparation** 

  • Emotional Vocabulary Support


- Child Development Practices

- Play To Learn

- Family Involvement Strategies

- Coping & Adjustments

- Behavior Intervention Plans

- Multi-Age Group Play


​- Articulation 

- Expressiveness

- Oral-Motor Strategies

- Resonance/Voice 

- Pronunciation 

- Communication 

Documentation Support​

- Direct observation documentation

- Collaborate with intervention teams​
- Develop techniques to communicate​
- Assist with program modification​
- Provide resources for adult learners

Milestones and Challenges 

- Assessment & Evaluation


- Learning Difficulties

- Cognitive Observations

- School Readiness


- Pervasive Developmental 

- Gross and Fine Motor 

- Developmental 
- Coordination & Balance
- Attention & Concentration
- Learning Problems

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