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

  • Applications must be complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Those who successfully complete the course are expected to train early educators in their community on the topic area(s) addressed in the course.
  • 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 child care health consultants and other professional trainers to provide required training to early educators.

Trainer Eligibility Criteria

Who is eligible to be an ITS-SIDS trainer?
  • Child care health consultants (CCHCs)
  • Early childhood trainers or technical assistance providers who have:
    • A BS/BA degree in a health-related field or in early childhood/child development.
    • Infant/toddler knowledge, which includes college coursework specifically related to infants and toddlers or growth and development of young children.
    • At least one year experience working with infants or toddlers in a licensed child care facility.
    • At least one year experience in adult training or education.

Course Format, Cost, and Schedule

The ITS-SIDS Course is online and free of charge. It is largely self-paced and 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 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?

  • Child care health consultants (CCHCs)
  • Early childhood trainers or technical assistance providers who have:
    • A BS/BA degree in a health-related field or in early childhood/child development.
    • Knowledge of early care and education and operation of child care facilities.
    • At least one year experience in providing adult training or education.

Course Format, Cost, and Schedule

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

Application

Course Description

The Administration of Medication in Child Care Course prepares nurses and child care health consultants (CCHCs) to offer training for early educators to ensure the safe administration of medication to children in early care and education settings, specifically how to:

  • identify, measure, store and dispose of medication
  • practice administering medication
  • design a system for ensuring correct medication administration
  • develop a medication administration policy
  • develop teams of early educators/directors, health care professionals, and parent/guardians to ensure the safe administration of medication to children in early care and education settings.

Trainer Eligibility Criteria

Who is eligible to be an Administration of Medication in Child Care trainer?

  • A CCHC who is a Registered Nurse (RN) or licensed health care professional (MD, PA, or equivalent)
  • A CCHC who is a health educator that works with a partner who is a RN or other licensed health care professional with experience in child health. The RN partner must either
    • take the course with the CCHC
    • have taken or taught the course in the last three years
  • An RN with a partner who is a CCHC
    • Experience in pediatric nursing is required. Preferred candidates have experience administering medications to young children.

For trainers who have neither successfully taken or taught the course in three years, it is highly recommended they re-take the course.

Course Format, Cost, and Schedule

The Administration of Medication in Child Care Course is offered several times a year at different locations in North Carolina. It is a face-to-face course and takes five hours to complete. The fee of $25 includes payment for materials and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Application

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Health and Safety Course’s cover the following topics:

  1. (1) Prevention and control of infectious diseases, including immunization
  2. (3) Prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions;
  3. (4) Building and physical premises safety, including identification of and protection from hazards that can cause bodily injury such as electrical hazards, bodies of
    water, and vehicular traffic
  4. (5) Emergency preparedness and response planning for emergencies resulting from a natural disaster, or a man-caused event
  5. (6) Handling and storage of hazardous materials and the appropriate disposal of biocontaminants
  6. (7) Precautions in transporting children, if applicable
  7. (8) Prevention of shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma, and child maltreatment
  8. (11) Prevention of sudden infant death syndrome and use of safe sleeping practices.

The Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG), or the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), is a federal grant that provides funding to North Carolina to improve the quality and accessibility of child care by requiring the establishment of health and safety standards for licensed child care. North Carolina adopted new health and safety training rules in September 2016 to meet this requirement.

Trainer Eligibility Criteria

Who is eligible to be a trainer?

  • Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs)
  • Early childhood trainers or technical assistance providers who have all of the following:
    • A BS/BA degree in a health-related field
    • Knowledge of early care and education and operation of child care facilities
    • At least one year experience in providing adult training or education

Application

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