Many of us are staying at home due to stay at home orders or are choosing to in certain areas to do our part to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic. By choice, or by order, we are thankful that everyone is staying at home to help flatten this curve. While at home, you might find yourself bored with nothing to do, or want to procrastinate doing other things instead of cleaning and organizing. At Charlotte’s Best Nanny Agency we highly encourage you to participate in any continuing education courses you can in order to elevate you to the next level. Therefore we thought we would share the list of some exciting Virtual Learning Opportunities you can participate in for free below. We hope you take this time to refresh, organize, and elevate yourself to new heights in your profession once we can get back to normalcy.
- College Classes: Class Central has a comprehensive list of courses offered for FREE by many colleges in the country. For a full list of courses visit: https://www.classcentral.com/subjects
Topics Include, but are not limited to:
Nutrition and Wellness
Urban Planning and much more
- Coursera.com: Coursera gives you access to tons of FREE classes and you can search for a class by subject. For course visit: Coursera.com
- Newborn Care Solutions (Paid Courses):
Newborn Care Solutions offer many virtual classes specializing in infants and newborn care. Visit this link to learn about the classes they offer: https://learning.newborncaresolutions.com/
Newborn Care Solutions and Sue Downey from Nannypalooza are hosting a brainstorming session live on Newborn Care Solutions Facebook page THIS SUNDAY, April 5, 6pm PST / 7 pm MST / 8 pm CST / 9 pm EST. Also, they will be offering a mini class every week on Facebook. See details below.
Do you suddenly find yourself with older school age kids home all day? Wondering how to meet their needs and support them through this time? We’re here to help!
Sue Downey from Nannypalooza will be joining us LIVE on our Facebook page to brainstorm ideas on working with kids 9 years old through teens while they are not in school. Sue currently nannies for a 9-year-old who thinks she is 16 and a challenging 5-year-old who makes her laugh. She has worked with kids of all ages including a few college kids who needed some help on the way to being fully adult. She went to college to be a high school Communications teacher but decided that was a little too much like a “real job” so she landed in the world of being a nanny. Most of Sue’s jobs have been long term placements, lasting at least 3-4 years. She has been a camp counselor, youth group leader, car dancing instructor and survived hair flipping, eye rolling, overreacting and a great deal of drama. Sue organizes Nannypalooza, a conference for nannies and oversees International Nanny Training Day.
Do you have questions you want answered during this LIVE event? We encourage you to let us know in the comment section below.
Each week we are going to feature a FREE mini-class on a topic relevant to our industry LIVE on our Facebook page. These short 30 minute sessions will feature real topics, real issues and real solutions.
- YMCA: Did you know you can still work out with the YMCA via their virtual classes offered through their virtual YMCA platform at: https://www.ymcacharlotte.org/virtual-ymca This is a great way to stay in shape and get a work out in while staying at home.
- CPR/First Aid Certifications:
CPR Works of Charlotte put out the following statement regarding CPR and First Aid Certifications:
CPR Works of Charlotte will remain open and continue to provide CPR Classes. The new Mecklenburg County Stay at Home order considers us an essential business providing ancillary training necessary for healthcare workers. We are following all guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control. Our class size will not exceed 8 students. Many Healthcare Workers are opting to do Blended Training and drop in for a one on one skills session with an instructor. Please see below for more information.
Therefore, if you need to be CPR or First Aid Certified you can still sign up to take the course in person, or alternatively they have an online option to obtain your CPR/First Aid/AED certification. For more information visit their site at: https://cprworksofcharlotte.com
The American Heart Association has online course offerings as well, please visit this link to check certification options out: https://shopcpr.heart.org/courses/heartsaver-first-aid-cpr-aed
The Red Cross also has multiple online safety courses including CPR and First Aid. Check their offerings out: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/online-safety-classes?latitude=35.3084&longitude=-81.0256