Mental Health of Babies and Young Children

Mental health is just as important for babies and young children as for adults. First, you’ll learn what helps and hurt children’s mental health. Then we’ll show you how to support all children’s mental health and steps to take when you are concerned about a particular child. Your early action can help a child for life!

Childhood Trauma – Part II

Childhood Trauma – Part I

Rooted in Culture

 

Rooted in Culture is designed for caregivers of children 0-5 years.  Participants will define the word, “culture,” examine cultural lifeways, and identify cultural differences between teachers, parents, and coworkers.

Preventing Expulsion 6 – Working with Families

The home is the most powerful influence on children’s health, development and behavior. The goal of the course is to empower early childhood educators to build positive relationships with families to positively affect children’s outcomes. Learners will become familiar with two frameworks for supporting families and identify professional skills and strategies for building positive relationships with high risk families and sharing meaningful information with parents during routine contacts.

Let’s Talk About My Feelings

Let’s Talk About My Feelings is designed for preschoolers. As a result of the training, participants will be able to name reasons for teaching young children about feelings and feeling words, identify tools and best practices for teaching young children about feelings in the classroom, and partner with parents to teach young children about feelings and feeling words.

Friendship Skills

Friendship Skills is designed for caregivers of preschoolers. As a result of the training, participants will be able to name and recognize friendship skills, teach children friendship skills, identify classroom strategies to support friendships, recognize how individual differences impact the development of friendship skills, and work with parents to help children develop friendships.

Biting for Preschoolers

Biting for Preschoolers is designed for caregivers of preschoolers. As a result of the training, participants will be able to discuss why preschoolers bite, outline what to do when a child bites, learn strategies to prevent biting, and provide tips for talking with parents about biting.

Cold, Flu, or Allergy

Cold, Flu or Allergy is designed for caregivers of children 0-5 years. As a result of the training, participants will be able to recognize the difference between colds, flu and allergies, identify the symptoms and causes of colds, flu and allergies, discuss treatment and prevention of colds, flu and allergies, and outline ways to work with parents. The core competency addressed is Health, Safety and Nutrition.

Lice Invader

Lice Invader is designed for caregivers of children 0-5 years. As a result of the training, participants will be able to identify the presence of head lice, outline symptoms and risks of head lice, discuss safe ways to remove and treat head lice, and work with children and parents to treat and prevent head lice.

Biting for Infants and Toddlers

Biting for Infants and Toddlers is designed for caregivers of infants and toddlers. As a result of the training, participants will be able to discuss why infants and toddlers bite, outline what to do when a child bites, learn strategies to prevent biting, and provide tips for talking with parents about biting.

Monsters Under the Bed

Monsters Under the Bed is designed for caregivers of preschoolers. As a result of the training, participants will be able to define and discuss the difference between nightmares and night terrors, outline possible causes of nightmares and night terrors, discuss strategies to share with parents about ways to respond to nightmares and night terrors, and identify classroom tips for helping children cope with nightmares and night terrors.

Consequence: Reward or Punishment

Consequence: Reward or Punishment is designed for caregivers of toddlers and preschoolers. As a result of the training, participants will be able to distinguish between rewards and punishment, discuss the use of rewards and punishment to promote positive behaviors and reduce problem behaviors, and outline strategies teachers and parents can use to encourage and shape positive behavior.

The Impact of Alcohol on Children

The Impact of Alcohol on Children is designed for caregivers of children, 0-5 years. As a result of the training, participants will be able to identify the effects of alcohol on children, outline specific strategies to work with children and parents, and utilize classroom resources.

Helping Parents Care for Crying Babies

Helping Parents Care for Crying Babies is designed for caregivers of children 0-1 year. As a result of the training, participants will be able to examine reasons babies cry, review caregivers different responses to a baby’s cry, teach coping strategies to comfort and soothe babies, and support parents coping with babies who cry often.

Helping Teachers Care for Crying Babies

Helping Teachers Care for Crying Babies is designed for caregivers of children 0-2 years. Participants will examine reasons babies cry, review caregivers’ different responses to a baby’s cry, teach coping strategies to comfort and soothe babies, and support parents coping with babies who cry often.

Protective Factors Begin With You

Protective Factors is designed for caregivers of children 0-5 years. Participants will define the term Protective Factors, identify risk factors for young children, and outline optimal outcomes for children.

Introducing Solid Foods

Introducing Solid Foods is designed for caregivers of children 0-1 years. Participants will identify indicators infants are ready for solid foods, describe how to feed and what to feed infants when starting solid foods, and identify key messages and resources for parents.

Enhancing Partnerships with Families – Part I

Enhancing Partnerships with Families, Part I is designed for caregivers of children 0-5 years. Participants will define a partnership between parents and teachers, outline tips to help remove or reduce barriers to partnering with families, and identify strategies for a family-centered program.

Enhancing Partnerships with Families – Part II

Enhancing Partnerships with Families, Part II is designed for caregivers of children 0-5 years. Participants will name the six stages of change, outline techniques to help individuals through the stages of change, and describe strategies to motivate individuals to change.