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Understanding Poverty and Practical Strategies

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Course Length

2 hours

Delivery Method

Asynchronous eLearning


On-Demand eLearning

Course Summary

Awareness of issues related to poverty and use of effective communication strategies are essential for early care and education professionals to be able to build relationships with families and connect them to the supports they need. This course focuses on understanding poverty, and practical strategies that can improve communication with families living in poverty.

CEU Credits

.2 CEUs

CDA Competency Area
  • Content Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families
MN KCF Content Area
  • III: Relationships with Families

1 (Beginner)

State Approval
  • MN

This course is designed to be part of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential curriculum. It covers CDA Subject area 4: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families, as well as 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.