Understanding the Impact of Media on Babies and Preschoolers

Why does the American Academy of Pediatrics discourage media use by children younger than 2?

What have researchers found on the impact of media on babies and preschoolers?


You'll find answers to these questions and more in this class!

We know that although media usage by children under age two is discouraged, the average child under age two watches two hours of media each day.

How much media do children ages two to five consume? The recommendation is one to two hours a day but the reality is the average 2 - 5-year-old child watches 4.5 hours per day. Wow!

This class will help you become comfortable enough with the information that you can pass on what you learn to the parents of the children in your care.

How babies and preschoolers spend their time directly effects their brain development. In this class you will learn about the impact of media on babies and preschoolers development. You will become comfortable enough with the information that you can pass on what you learn to the parents of the children in your care.
Toddler girl with laptop

What will I learn in this class?

The lessons in this course include:

  • Understanding the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations
  • How Babies Learn from Adults
  • Connections Between Screen Time and Later Problems
  • How TV Affects the Brains of Young Children
  • Sharing Important Media Information with Parents
This class is offered completely online and can be taken at your own pace. After registering, you have up to three months to complete the class.

What steps do I need to follow to receive my 2 hours of continuing education credit?

  1. Register and pay for the class.
  2. Complete all lessons and questions. Apply the concepts to your childcare environment.
  3. Complete a training evaluation form.
"A great online course... Everyone knows that tv is not recommended for young children. But this course helps you to understand WHY it is not recommended and HOW it affects children's brains, development and behavior. Very easy to understand!"
- Erin Lovos. Parkwood, Australia

"I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting and informative the course on 'Understanding the Impact of Media on Babies and Preschoolers' was. The information was well presented and supported with reputable sources."
- Vincent Pagniucci. San Francisco, CA
You will receive a certificate of completion for two hours in the Core Competency of Interactions, Levels 1-4.

Get instant access right now for $19.

Yes! I want to start this class right now. I understand that I will get:
  • Ability to complete the class at my own pace with up to 3 months to do so
  • Interaction with the instructor through email if desired
  • A certificate of completion upon finishing the course


P.S. If you have any questions, feel free to call 425-770-1629 or email us.