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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
"Just Breathe" Helps Kids Deal with Emotions "Just Breathe" is a short film that can be used to help children deal with emotions. Emotional responses are hard to navigate at any age. Figuring out how and what you are physically feeling is particularly challenging when you're feeling things like rage, sadness, disgust, and confusion for the first time. Sometimes, though, the best thing to do is just breathe. Website
* 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
* Talking With Families When There Are Developmental Concerns This course will examine the early care and education provider’s role in observation and documentation of child development, including tools to identify best practice methodologies when talking with parents. Knowledge and Competency Framework Area - III: Relationships with Families (5.0 hr) and  IV.B: Assessing and Using Information to Plan (5.0 hr) CDA Content Area - Content Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families  and Content Area VII: Observing and recording children’s behavior  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
10 Accessible and Sensory-Friendly Halloween Ideas for Kids who are Blind or Visually Impaired Although originally designed for children with visual impairments, this resource offers activities that all children would find enjoyable! 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 Books That Empower Kids to Stand Up and Speak Out Books can be great resources for change-minded kids, helping them think about why and how they can be a force for good in a complicated world and have an impact, large or small. Here are some great books for readers of all ages. 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