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There are three activities to complete before your Understanding Today’s Child course begins. Each of these activities is important for you to succeed in this course.

Activity 1: Update Profile
Please go to your profile and update any information that may have changed since the last time you took an online course. It’s important that we have your current e-mail address!

Activity 2: Order Course Materials
Course materials must be ordered early enough for them to be delivered to you before the course begins. USA students please allow two weeks for processing and shipping time. International students, please allow four-six weeks. See the Materials tab on the course home page for more details.

Activity 3: Secure Parental Permission for Real-world Observation Interviews
You will be required to interview children during Week 1 and Week 3 of this course, and write an observation paper based on the interview experience and the responses of the children. You will compare your observations to the characteristics of children that you learned about during the course. You will need to provide the interview questionnaire for the child’s parent(s) to review in advance of the interview, and have permission to interview their child. See the Real-world Observation Interviews section for more details.