You probably know that there are plenty of online classes to teach you data analysis or computer programming, but did you know that there are also many online classes that can teach you to be a better parent? At Class Central, we scoured the catalog to find courses on subjects ranging from nutrition during pregnancy to teaching your child to read to health care and first aid. As with so many other topics, it turns out that if there’s a parenting topic that interests you, it’s likely that there’s a course for it. Here are all the parenting courses Class Central was able to uncover.
While some of these courses are primarily designed for teachers or health professionals, parents may also be interested.
Have you taken one of these courses? Be sure to leave a review that can help other parents and parents-to-be decide which courses to take.
Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing Yale University via Coursera
Everyday Parenting gives you access to a toolkit of behavior-change techniques that will make your typical day in the home easier as you develop the behaviors you would like to see in your child.
★★★★★ (1 rating)
The Science of Parenting University of California, San Diego via edX
Move beyond the chatter and opinion surrounding parenting and learn about the scientific findings and data that can help you make sensible, informed parenting decisions.
★★★★☆ (2 ratings)
Children and Climate Change United Nations via Independent
This course presents how children and youth can be impacted by climate change, how their resilience to climate change can be strengthened, and how they can act on climate change.
When I Grow Up: Supporting Children’s Aspirations University of Newcastle via edX What did you aspire to be when you were young? What do kids in your family or community want to be when they grow up? In this course you’ll find out how children and young people answer this question, and what you can do to help support their aspirations.
Child Nutrition and Cooking Stanford University via Coursera
Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and well-being across the lifespan. This course examines contemporary child nutrition and the impact of the individual decisions made by each family.
★★★★☆ (27 ratings)
Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München via Coursera
Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy offers an overview of the latest research findings and international recommendations on a variety of nutrition-related aspects and outcomes of pregnancy.
★★★★☆ (4 ratings)
Food for Kids: Discovering Healthy Eating University of Newcastle via edX Learn about the science of food, nutrition and digestion using a fun approach. Investigate how the food you eat contributes to your health and wellbeing.
Food for Kids: A Parents’ Guide University of Newcastle via edX Learn what good nutrition for children means and practise healthy eating with your family. This course will provide strategies and support to help you ensure your children are meeting their nutrient needs for optimal growth and development.
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) UGC via Swayam
The course is targeted for people who intend to start a new preschool/playschool/day-care, or upgrade an existing preschool, or to take up a career as a teacher in preschool, or to improve admission counseling skills or to be trained on the various elements of ECCE.
★★★★★ (35 ratings)
Teaching Foundational Reading Skills Friday Institute via MOOC-ED
The Teaching Foundational Reading Skills MOOC-Ed will help you more effectively prepare your students in grades K–3 with the skills they need to become successful readers.
★★★★☆ (2 ratings)
Children Acquiring Literacy Naturally University of California, Santa Cruz via Coursera
In this short course you will explore the possibility that children might acquire written language in a way that is similar to how they acquire spoken language—without instruction.
Effective Parental Engagement for Student Learning School Education Gateway – Teacher Academy via Independent
The course aims to support school practitioners in reaching out and working effectively with parents to ensure students’ success at school, and later in life.
Scratch: Programming for Kids (8+) Delft University of Technology via edX
Learn the basics of programming in a playful, interactive way. Create your own programs in Scratch, while you are learning how to write good and clear code.
School Health for Children and Adolescents University of Colorado System via Coursera
The courses of this specialization are designed to equip learners to manage common health conditions including asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures. Next they will learn to manage common behavior conditions such as ADHD and autism as well as learning disabilities and concussion.
นาฏศิลป์สำหรับเด็กปฐมวัย (Dance for Young Children) Chiang Rai Rajabhat University via ThaiMOOC
ความหมายและความสำคัญของนาฏศิลป์สำหรับเด็ก รูปแบบการจัดนาฏศิลป์สำหรับเด็กปฐมวัย เทคนิคในการจัดและเลือกชุดแสดงให้เหมาะสมกับโอกาสต่างๆ ฝึกปฏิบัติการแสดงชุดต่างๆ เพลงประกอบลีลาท่าทางและการแสดงตามสมัยนิยมที่เหมาะสมกับวัยของเด็ก
Autism Spectrum Disorder University of California, Davis via Coursera
Understanding the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their implications for behavior, learning and the ability to process information is critical for anyone working or interacting with those on the spectrum — educators, clinicians, counselors, therapists, medical staff, family and employers. This course will give you a fundamental understanding of what ASD is, how it is diagnosed, the primary areas of impairment, and why prevalence is increasing.
★★★★★ (3 ratings)
Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing University of London International Programmes via Coursera
This course is for teachers to learn why some children have so much difficulty with reading and writing, often called ‘dyslexia’, and to learn more about best practice in teaching literacy to all in light of recent scientific discoveries.
★★★★☆ (1 rating)
Расстройства аутистического спектра Saint Petersburg State University via Coursera
Вводный курс «Расстройства аутистического спектра» содержит в себе ключевую информацию об этой группе расстройств. Опираясь на материал современных исследований расстройств аутистического спектра (РАС), курс рассматривает как исторический контекст изучения, так и современные подходы к диагностике, вмешательству и поддержке людей с РАС.
Teaching Struggling Readers Around the World (K-12) World Learning via Canvas Network
Do you teach young children to read? Whether you work in a classroom or you work in a home setting, with eager readers or children who really struggle to read, this free course will teach you techniques for working with your kids so that they are able to read successfully.
Preventative Healthcare for the Newborn Baby University of Colorado System via Coursera
In this course, you will learn some medical interventions and skills to keep newborns healthy in the days and weeks after they have been born.
Guidance to Keep Newborn Babies Safe and Healthy University of Colorado System via Coursera
In your previous 2 courses, you learned some medical interventions and skills to keep newborns healthy in the days and weeks after they have been born. In this course, you will learn some key things that parents will need to do to keep their babies safe and healthy.
The Newborn Assessment University of Colorado System via Coursera
In your previous course, you learned some medical interventions and skills to keep newborns healthy in the days and weeks after they have been born. In this course, you will learn what some additional skills that medical providers do to keep babies healthy.
Injury Prevention for Children & Teens University of Michigan via edX
Injuries are the #1 cause of death among children and teens. This course lays a foundation for the prevention of child and teen injuries.
Human Growth and Development Modern States via Independent
It covers the fundamentals generally taught in a one-semester introductory course in developmental psychology or human development, including the infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging.
Newborn Baby Care University of Colorado System via Coursera In this specialization learners will acquire the skills necessary for newborn baby care to optimize their health in the hours, days and weeks after they are born.
Emergency Care: Pregnancy, Infants, and Children University of Colorado System via Coursera
Welcome to the final course of lectures in your quest to master EMT basics. In this course, we will cover some of the highest-stress patient populations: pregnant patients and kids, also known as pediatrics.
Репродуктивное здоровье женщины и безопасная беременность Tomsk State University via Coursera
Курс знакомит с ключевыми концепциями профилактики нарушения репродуктивного здоровья женщины, а также включает четкие алгоритмы действий при конкретных клинических ситуациях по вопросам женского здоровья.
Newborn Capstone University of Colorado System via Coursera
Now we arrive at a crucial part of your learning –the Newborn Baby Care Capstone- Case Studies, which is your opportunity to take what you have learned and synthesize, integrate, and apply what you know to a series of case studies.
Human Growth & Development Avianshilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore via Swayam
This course focuses on human growth and development over the lifespan,as well as careers that help people deal with various physical, intellectual and socioemotional issues, such as physicians, nurses, nutritionists, counsellors and social workers.
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