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Courses for Trainers prepare Child Care Health Consultants and other professional trainers to provide required trainings to early educators.

Before submitting an application, review the criteria for each course to determine if you are eligible.

  • All application responses must be accurate, complete, and thorough. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Those who successfully complete a course are expected to train early educators in their community.
  • If you are interested in taking the course solely to gain knowledge of the topic, contact a trainer in your area from the list of trainers.


Course Description

The ITS-SIDS Course prepares professional early childhood trainers to provide required training to early educators.

Trainer Eligibility Criteria

Who is eligible to be an ITS-SIDS trainer?

Community-based early childhood trainers or technical assistance providers and qualified CCHCs who have:

  • A bachelors degree in a health-related field or in early childhood/child development.
  • Professional knowledge of health and safety issues related to infants or toddlers.
  • Experience or education in adult training or education, preferably both.
    • Verification of current trainer status as a non-exempt trainer with the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) or employment by an exempt training agency is required.

Course Format, Cost, and Schedule

The ITS-SIDS Course is online and free of charge. It is largely self-paced with some real-time virtual components. It takes approximately four weeks to complete. It is offered three or four times each year.

Application


Course Description

The EPR Child Care Course prepares Child Care Health Consultants and other professional trainers to provide required training to early educators on:

  • standard emergency preparedness and response procedures that can be used for all NC child care facilities
  • the benefits of planning, preparing and practicing for emergencies
  • NC Child Care Regulations and best practices that support emergency preparedness and response
  • supporting facilities and families in responding to and recovering from an emergency
  • how to complete the required EPR Plan template

Trainer Eligibility Criteria

Who is eligible to be an EPR trainer?

Community-based early childhood trainers or technical assistance providers and qualified CCHCs who have:

  • A bachelors degree in a health-related field or in early childhood/child development.
  • Professional knowledge of early care and education and operation of child care facilities.
  • Experience or education in adult training or education, preferably both.
    • Verification of current trainer status as a non-exempt trainer with the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) or employment by an exempt training agency is required.

Course Format, Cost, and Schedule

The EPR in Child Care Course is online and free of charge. It is largely self-paced with some real-time virtual components. It takes approximately four weeks to complete. It is offered two to three times each year.

Application


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