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Coping with Crying

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Course Length

2 hours

Delivery Method

Asynchronous eLearning


On-Demand eLearning

Course Summary

Babies cry to communicate. In fact, sometimes it’s the only way babies can communicate. Coping with crying can be a challenge, especially for people who have little or no experience care for infants. Learning to cope with crying is critical, as infant crying is the number one trigger for shaking a baby.

CEU Credits

.2 CEUs

CDA Competency Area
  • Content Area I: Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
MN KCF Content Area
  • VII.B: Ensuring Safety

1 (Beginner)

State Approval
  • MN

In this course, we will learn about Shaken Baby Syndrome, and about ways to cope with a crying infant.

This course is designed to be part of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential curriculum. It covers CDA Subject Area 1, Planning a Safe and Healthy Environment and CDA Subject Area 3: Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Development. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone learning event, or as part of a broader early childhood education curriculum.