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Child Care Health Consultant Training Topics
Following is a list of trainings offered by the Bureau of Child Care health consultants. Most trainings last approximately 1 – 2 hours. There is no cost for these trainings and contact hour certificates are given to attendees.
If you have a suggested training topic you would like to have added and presented to your staff, please contact your health consultant. Click here to find the health consultant in your area.
Ages and Stages of Development: Covers the developmental milestones of children from ages zero to 6 years. Discusses what can be expected in normal growth and development.
Allergies in Children: Describes the difference between allergies and intolerances. Also discusses how to avoid significant allergic reactions, what symptoms to observe for and how to react to them.
Asthma for Child Care Providers: Training provides description of what asthma is, triggers that may cause an episode, types of medications and what the responsibilities of the child care provider are with an asthmatic child in their care.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: This presentation discusses the types and causes of ADHD and provides ideas concerning how to work with children experiencing ADHD.
Autism: This training provides the participant with information on the first signs of autism that can be observed in children, the frequency of the occurrence of autism, and possible treatment plans for the autistic child. This training also has a brief video which shows the common reactions of the autistic child next to the normal child.
Biting and Other Aggressive Behavior in Children: Biting can be normal within certain ages of children. This training provides the participant with information on why biting may be normal and when it is not. It also gives the participant information on possible methods of prevention and dealing with it when it occurs.
Challenges of the Premature Infant: In this training, pre-maturity is defined as well as the common physical delays that a premature infant may encounter. It allows the participant to understand the differences between caring for a premature infant versus a full term infant.
Child Abuse Recognitions and Prevention: The objectives of this training are to provide the participant information on the prevalence of abuse and neglect as well as causes and prevention. The participant is also given information on how to report observations of abuse and neglect as well as their responsibility for this.
Childhood Obesity: Details the impact of childhood obesity in our society as well as the relationship between activity and proper childhood activity.
Children’s Health Issues: Discusses the most common childhood illnesses with symptoms, treatments and identification.
Communicable Diseases and Sanitation in Child Care: Describes the most common communicable diseases in children along with symptoms, incubation period, how they are transmitted, and if children should be excluded from child care and for how long.
Community Acquired MRSA: This training explains the infection that is MRSA. It discusses how it is transmitted, what exactly it is and how to prevent its transmission.
Creepy Critters, Head Lice, Bed Bugs, Scabies, Pin Worms and Ringworm: Most common parasitic insect infestations (along with one fungal infection) found in children. It also explains how to identify and how to prevent them.
Diabetes in Children: This training explains how diabetes affects children. It discusses the difference between type one and type 2 diabetes. It defines how to identify high and low blood sugar, what insulin is and how it is used, as well as how to check blood sugars.
Disaster Actions, Reactions: This presentation explains how children react to disaster. It also describes what should be included in a child care disaster plan as well as a child care disaster kit.
Diversity in Childcare: This training explores how cultural experiences impact relationships with others.
Down Syndrome: This presentation defines what Down Syndrome is and how it can be identified in children. It also describes the “typical” Down Child as well as giving resources to help care for a Down Child.
Emergency Preparedness in the Child Care Setting: A discussion of the differences between an emergency and a disaster as well as the steps the child care will need to put into place should one of these occur at their location.
Encouraging Mental Health in Children: This training explains the typical mental health problems found in children. There are also some signs and symptoms described.
Environmental Safety in the Child Care Setting: This training describes the common environmental dangers which may be present in child care such as Lead, Mercury, PCBs, Mold, Pesticides, and Asbestos, etc. It identifies where these dangers may be found and how to prevent them.
Fitness and Physical Activity for Children: This is an explanation of how much and what kind of physical exercise a child needs for proper growth and health.
Food Service and Sanitation: (Meets requirements for the Voluntary Certification Program for registered child care ministries and licensing annual nutrition training.) This program covers safe food preparation, storage, and serving to prevent food borne illness. There is also discussion of the most common food borne illnesses.
Health and Safety in the Child Care Setting: A description of the health and safety regulations as well as the need for them.
Immunizations, Why, When and Why Not: A description of the immunizations that are recommended for all children. There is also information on when these should be given and how many doses and explanations of why these schedules may be altered.
Medication Administration: Includes training in the 5 rights of medications administration. This training also discusses the common medications given in child care as well as how to deliver them safely.
Stress Care: This training discusses how stress can cause physical harm to the person as well as possible methods of dealing with stress. There is also a component on how children exhibit stress in their lives and how the child care provider can identify it.
The Flu. What Is It and How to Control It: What the flu is, signs, symptoms, as well as why flu shots are important for children.
The Medically Fragile Child: This presentation covers those children with chronic difficulties such as muscular diseases, diabetes, asthma, psychological problems, etc., and what the child care’s responsibility is in caring for them.
Universal Precautions: This training fulfills the requirement of taking blood borne pathogen training. It is the common Universal Precautions training.