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Computer-based course for child care providers focuses on how kids learn

Johnny is bored during story time, but his finger-painted people include details such as eyebrows and toes. Suzie remembers every verse of her favorite song, but not the color of her coat.

There is no right or wrong learning style, but scientists have proven that children and adults usually have a favorite way of learning: by seeing, hearing or doing.

According to a computer-based short-course offered by Georgia Southern University’s Continuing Education Center, child care providers can benefit from determining a child’s dominant learning style.

‘Working with Parents and Learning Styles: Everyone is Different” is a two-hour CD-ROM course that covers how to work most effectively with each of the different learning styles. It also covers how to help a child improve their subordinate learning style.

This is one of 13 Early Childhood Education (ECE) courses available on CD for a fee of $20 per course. All of the courses are accepted as meeting ECE training requirements for the state of Georgia.

Pre-K teachers and caregivers who register and pay in advance can take any of the courses on their own time. Each person who takes the course must earn a grade of least 70 percent to receive a passing grade.

For an online catalog of all the ECE courses offered by Georgia Southern, visit http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/childcare.html . To purchase a course and receive the CD through the mail, call (912) 681-5551.

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