Child Health and Safety Courses

Learn more about the topic of child health and safety for child care professionals. Understand developmental stages that children go through during their early years. Learn more about topics such as Shaken Baby Syndrome, nutrition, physical activity, immunizations, common illnesses, emergency planning and more.

Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome): A Guide for Child Care Providers

Abusive head trauma is the leading cause of death in cases of child abuse in the United States. This 2-hour course will help you better understand the dangers of abusive head trauma and how to take steps to protect the children in your care from this type of abuse.

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Age-Appropriate Nutrition, Feeding, and Support for Breastfeeding

As a child care provider, you play a vital role in helping infants and young children develop healthy eating patterns that can benefit them well into their adult years. During this 2-hour course, we will focus on the importance of good nutrition for infants and young children.

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Age-Appropriate Physical Activity for Children

This course is designed to help you, as child care providers and directors, implement current, research-based best practices in your child care environments. During this course, you will learn why regular activity is crucial for children of all ages and how to match and modify activities for children.

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Breastfeeding & Infant Feeding

Maintaining the health of young children - and setting them up with lifelong healthy habits - are critical elements of a quality early childhood program. This one-hour course reviews some of the key practices early childhood educators can use to promote breastfeeding and healthy feeding habits in infants. It is aligned with the guidelines of the Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition program.

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Child Maltreatment: A Guide for Child Care Professionals

Each year, nearly a million cases of child maltreatment, which includes both abuse and neglect, are confirmed, and many more probably go unreported. This course is designed to give child care professionals the tools to prevent, identify, and report child abuse and neglect among the children in your care.

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Child Nutrition

Maintaining the health of young children - and setting them up with lifelong healthy habits - are critical elements of a quality early childhood program. This course provides an overview of the Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition program for early care and education settings that have demonstrated a commitment to promoting early childhood health. It is aligned with the guidelines of the Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition program.

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Childhood Immunizations

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccines are the most important public health intervention in history because they have saved millions from death and have prevented hundreds of millions from once crippling and deadly diseases.

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Common Childhood Illnesses Part 1: Common Symptoms and Complications

Children in child care facilities are 2- 3 times more likely to acquire infections and illnesses that affect their health than children who are kept at home. Because of that, child care providers must constantly monitor children in their care to keep illnesses from spreading to other children and workers in their facility.

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Common Childhood Illnesses Part 2: Respiratory Illnesses and Rashes

Children in child care facilities are 2- 3 times more likely to acquire infections and illnesses that affect their health than children who are kept at home. Because of that, child care providers must constantly monitor children in their care to keep illnesses from spreading to other children and workers in their facility.

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Common Childhood Illnesses Part 3: Zoonotic and Other Illnesses

Children in child care facilities are 2- 3 times more likely to acquire infections and illnesses that affect their health than children who are kept at home. Because of that, child care providers must constantly monitor children in their care to keep illnesses from spreading to other children and workers in their facility.

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Controlling Asthma Triggers in the Child Care Environment

Asthma is one of the most common chronic childhood illnesses. This course gives a basic overview of what happens in the body during an asthma attack, discusses common asthma attack triggers, and covers a variety of strategies child care providers can use to reduce the number of asthma triggers in their indoor environments.

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Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

Creating healthy habits is a critical element of quality early childhood programs. This course introduces the Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition program and was developed with support from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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