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KIDS, SLEEP AND COVID-19 Research shows that quality sleep is essential when it comes to health for both children and adults. Ensuring that your child gets an adequate amount of quality sleep can help boost their immune system and keep families healthy. This is a high priority during COVID-19, but also vital for health year-round. Website
* Fire Safety in Child Care: Tips for Children with Disabilities This course describes general fire safety information for early childhood programs, including tips to avoid fire, general evacuation plans and strategies for evacuation of children with specific disabilities. Knowledge and Competency Framework Area - VII.B: Ensuring Safety   CDA Content Area - I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment   This course is accessible from a mobile device. For optimal performance, viewing from a computer or tablet is highly recommended.  For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500 word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course
* How to Be Prepared for Emergencies in Child Care Settings This course will provide information about the three key components of emergency planning which are preparedness, response and recovery. Also included is content related to emergency planning for children with disabilities and/or special health care needs. Knowledge and Competency Framework Area - VII.B: Ensuring Safety   CDA Content Area - I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment  This course is accessible from a mobile device. For optimal performance, viewing from a computer or tablet is highly recommended.  For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500 word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course
* Practicing Safe and Healthy Child Care Develop a strong background and understanding of ways to optimize children’s health and safety. Learn to create a safe and healthy place for children. Explore ways to promote the well-being of the children in care. This is an online self-study that participants complete at their own pace. Knowledge and Competency Framework Area - VII.A: Establishing Healthy Practices (4.0 hr), VII.B: Ensuring Safety (3.0 hr), and VII.C: Providing Healthy Nutrition (3.0 hr) CDA Content Area - I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment   This course is accessible from a mobile device. For optimal performance, viewing from a computer or tablet is highly recommended.  For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500 word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course
1-2-3 Trauma-Sensitive Toolkit for Caregivers This toolkit was developed by public health nurses with the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) Weaving Bright Futures Program. Their goal was to improve the resilience of caregivers and the children in their care. It is intended to support caregivers on their journey toward trauma sensitivity. It is organized by topic. Each topic contains a brief overview, specific tools that can be used with children, and suggestions on where to find more information. Also included are handouts that can be used as teaching aids. Each toolkit topic builds upon the previous ones. Website
10 Alternatives to Restraining a Child with Special Needs The purpose of restraining is to keep something from continuing to take place, and is often a last resort. Here are 10 different strategies that parents and caregivers can try to minimize and avoid physical restraining their children, that may help prevent the need for it at all Website
10 Halloween Safety Tips for Children with Special Needs Check out these safety tips from the National Lekotek Center for all children to ensure a safe and enjoyable Halloween! Document
10 Safety Coloring Signs for Kids We've put together 10 fun coloring pages to increase kids' awareness around the house and on the street. The safety signs feature a friendly penguin and include fun facts to help them remember each sign. Whether you decide to hang them up in your home or enjoy them as a coloring activity, these safety signs will teach your kids valuable safety rules. Website
10 Summer Safety Tips June, July, and August are more dangerous for children than other months. Here at Child Trends, our summer safety tips are based on -- what else? -- Data! Website
10 Things Every Child Needs (Videos) At birth, an infant's brain is only 25 percent of the size of an average adult's brain. Incredibly, by age 3, a child's brain has grown to 90 percent of that an adult's brain. During infancy and early childhood, children are flooded with new experiences that impact their brain development. The first 3 years of a child's life offer parents and other caregivers an amazing opportunity to shape the child's growth and form healthy habits that will last a lifetime. This site offers 10 videos discussing ways to facilitate child development from birth to three. Website