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Foundations of Health & Safety in Early Child Care

Best practices and standards for health and safety are the foundation of quality child care. Meeting the basic health and safety needs of all children sets the stage for positive child outcomes. This 2-hour health and safety training provides an overview of the basic health and safety requirements and best practices.  

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In this on-demand, online course, participants will examine the roles and responsibilities of child care providers in recognizing, reporting, and responding to child abuse and neglect within the early child care setting. This course will provide an overview of prevention efforts, mandated reporting laws and responsibilities, as well as ways child care providers can care for and support children exhibiting symptoms of abuse. Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a printable certificate (2 training hours). 

DHR Training Categories for this 2 Hour Course: 

Training Level: Basic

Target Age Group: ALL

DHR Categories:  HSUP

CDA Subject Area:  1, 3

CKA Content Area:  HSN

CCDF:  6, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20

Addressing Homelessness: The Role of the Early Childhood Educator 

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In this on-demand, online course participants will gain a better understanding of the definition of homelessness according to the McKinney-Vento Act while becoming familiar with the often unseen but growing prevalence of homelessness in Alabama. Participants will also identify the causes of homelessness and its impact on a child’s physical and mental development. Participants will gain a better understanding of their role as they are guided through best-practice strategies for ways to support children experiencing homelessness while in their care. Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a printable certificate (2 training hours).