Training curricula are designed for the training of early care and education professionals by qualified trainers. Each curriculum stands on its own and has its own educational objectives and handouts. They are simple to use, and the subjects can be taught easily through instructions and suggestions provided in the trainer sheets.
This Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for Early Care and Education Programs presents practical information about using integrated pest management (IPM) to prevent and manage pest problems in early care and education programs.
The toolkit includes the following:
- What is integrated pest management (IPM)
- The Healthy Schools Act
- Pests: What you need to know
- Pesticides: What you need to know
- Understanding IPM Practices
- Implementing IPM in your ECE Program
- How to hire a pest management professional
- Health and Safety Notes on individual pests
- Fact Sheets for Families
- IPM Checklist
- IPM Presentation in English (PowerPoint presentation; 12MB)
- IPM Presentación en español (PowerPoint presentation; 7.8MB)
- IPM Presentation Handout in English (PDF;604KB)
- IPM Presentación en español para imprimir (PDF;870KB)
Health and Safety in the Child Care Setting: Prevention of Infectious Disease and Injuries: Student Edition (PDF; 3.1 MB; 252pp)
When parents are asked what is the most important thing they look for when seeking child care, a healthy and safe environment is at the top of the list. This curriculum will help early care and education providers create healthy environments and teach healthy habits to the children in their programs.
This second and updated edition covers the content of the Emergency Medical Services Authority 7-hour Child Care Preventive Health and Safety Training, and will provide information and guidance on how to control communicable and infectious disease in the early care and education. It also reflects current changes in the National Health and Safety Performance Standards for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs and new information on infectious disease.
By using this curriculum, trainers and Child Care Health Consultants will be able to:
- Increase awareness of the ways illnesses are spread in the early care and education programs and how to reduce this spread.
- Encourage providers to accept responsibility for preventing the spread of disease in their programs.
- Assist providers in establishing, developing and promoting written policies regarding health and safety in their programs.
- Help providers to understand and follow universal precautions and other preventive health practices.
- Provide materials that can be used as resources for early care and education providers as well as parents.
- Connect early care and education providers with local health and safety resources.
- Help early care and education providers understand how to protect themselves against exposure to infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, CMV, and hepatitis B and C.
Unintentional injuries are the leading threat to the lives and health of American children, but injuries are predictable and preventable. Injury prevention is an essential part of quality early care and education programs and a major responsibility of providers, who can prevent most injuries by planning ahead and implementing simple precautions.
This updated and revised edition of Prevention of Injuries will help early care and education providers understand how injuries happen, and how by planning ahead and taking simple precautions, most injuries can be avoided.
- Preventing injuries: falls, choking, poisoning, burns, heat exhaustion, traffic injuries, etc.
- Assessing the injury
- Emergency action principles
- How to protect children
- Injury recordkeeping
- The First Aid kit
- Safety check lists
Asthma Information Packet for Early Care and Education Providers (English and Spanish)
The Asthma Information Packet was developed to assist early care and education (ECE) providers to learn more about asthma and how to better care for children with asthma in their programs. The Asthma Information Packet is comprised of three major components:
|1. The Asthma Information Handbook which provides basic information about asthma||Asthma Information Handbook (PDF; 1.97MB; 50pp)||Manual de información sobre el asma (PDF; 2.36MB; 50pp)|
|2. A DVD that contains the Asthma Care Training film for Child Care Providers that was developed by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority:||Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers Video (English)||Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers Video (Spanish)|
|3. Posters covering Emergency Management of Asthma in Child Care and How to Reduce Asthma Triggers:|
This manual is a special student edition consisting of the handouts from Health and Safety in the Child Care Setting: A Curriculum for the Training of Child Care Providers. Both modules, Prevention of Infectious Disease and Prevention of Injuries, were first published in 1998 to be used by qualified health and safety trainers to fulfill part of the learning needs and licensing requirements of early care and education providers (Health and Safety Code, Section 1596.866) in California. This handbook provides trainers with the complete set of handouts for reproducing and distributing to students. Available in CD format only (English or Spanish).
This oral health curriculum is written for anyone working in the field of early care and education with an interest in promoting oral health and protecting Early Childhood Caries, including Child Care Health Consultants, Child Care Health Advocates, School Nurses, Public Health Nurses and others in training/leadership positions. This curriculum provides up-to-date information and strategies about oral health that are specific to infants and young children. It also provides effective and practical lesson plans for child care providers, parents and children.
|Health & Safety in the Child Care Setting: Promoting Children's Oral Health (PDF; 1.63MB; 77pp)||Salud y seguridad en establecimientos de cuidado de niños: Promoviendo la salud bucal infantil (PDF; 5.96MB; 82pp)|
Lead poisoning is still a serious threat to the health of young children. This curriculum was created for the early care and education field to inform providers about lead poisoning hazards in the environment and to offer ways to protect children in their care.
Because CCHP works with many trainers, we have developed this guide to effective training. This curriculum guides trainers through each step of the presentation, offering methods of effective communication and ways to improve the quality of trainings. The curriculum includes icebreaker activities, tips on preparing flip charts and working with equipment, suggestions for increasing questions from participants, and how to work with groups.
The First Edition of the California Training Institute curriculum for Child Care Health Consultants is a 6-day curriculum with 17 modules developed for health professionals to become Child Care Health Consultants. The content is primarily based on the National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants and includes additional information on California regulations, staff health, cultural competence, etc. The curriculum is free to download or for purchase through our publications order form (PDF; 105KB; 4pp).
The curriculum took over 4 years to develop with the help of 20 staff persons. It was modified regularly to meet the needs of our trainees and to include the most recent information available on each topic.
- Introduction (PDF; 180KB; 8pp)
- The Field of Child Care Health Consultation (PDF; 510KB; 48pp)
- The Field of Early Care and Education (PDF; 1.60MB; 35pp)
- Quality in Early Care and Education (PDF; 541KB; 46pp)
- Preventive Health Care for Children in a Medical Home (PDF; 1.00MB; 25pp)
- Child Care Health Consultation Skills (PDF; 516KB; 78pp)
- Cultural Competence and Health (PDF; 243KB; 32pp)
- Preventing and Managing Illness (PDF; 782KB; 53pp)
- Injury Prevention (PDF; 806KB; 33pp)
- Child Abuse Prevention, Identification and Reporting (PDF; 438KB; 33pp)
- Staff Health in Early Care and Education Programs (PDF; 634KB; 46pp)
- Promoting Children’s Oral Health (PDF; 586KB; 31pp)
- Caring for Children with Disabilities and Other Special Needs (PDF; 942KB; 68pp)
- Environmental Health (PDF; 677KB; 80pp)
- Nutrition and Physical Activity (PDF; 908KB; 60pp)
- Behavioral Health (PDF; 880KB; 58pp)
- Emergency Preparedness (PDF; 849KB; 44pp)
- School Readiness and Health (PDF; 231KB; 20pp)
The First Edition of the California Training Institute curriculum for Child Care Health Advocates is a 3-day curriculum with 18 modules developed for Early Care and Education (ECE) professionals to become Child Care Health Advocates (CCHAs). California is the only state that has a training curriculum specifically for CCHAs. It is intended to provide knowledge and resources for people interested in serving as CCHAs in ECE programs. People who become CCHAs include teachers, assistant teachers, family child care providers, home visitors, and family or parent service workers. People who are seeking to become CCHAs should learn to assess and prioritize health and safety needs; develop plans and monitor compliance; and honestly and openly communicate with families, coworkers and administrators.
The curriculum is free to download or for purchase through our publications order form (PDF; 105KB; 4pp).
If you have feedback or comments on the training curriculum, please contact us.
This curriculum is divided into 18 modules or topics:
The Instructor’s Guide to A Curriculum for Child Care Health Advocates is designed to enable trainers to effectively and efficiently implement the Curriculum developed by the California Training Institute. It is comprised of 18 individual Instructor’s Guides that accompany the 18 topics, or modules, in the Curriculum. Each of the 18 Instructor’s Guides is designed to stand alone or to be used with the other Instructor’s Guides.
- Introduction (PDF; 160KB; 10pp)
- The Role of the Child Care Health Advocate (PDF; 190KB; 13pp)
- Quality in Early Care and Education (PDF; 188KB; 14pp)
- Preventive Health Care for Children in a Medical Home (PDF; 169KB; 10pp)
- Cultural Competence and Health (PDF; 165KB; 12pp)
- Communication and Problem Solving (PDF; 190KB; 12pp)
- Training and Health Education (PDF; 182KB; 11pp)
- Community and Family Resources (PDF; 185KB; 11pp)
- Preventing and Managing Illness (PDF; 179KB; 16pp)
- Injury Prevention (PDF; 172KB; 11pp)
- Child Abuse Prevention, Identification and Reporting (PDF; 188KB; 10pp)
- Staff Health in Early Care and Education Programs (PDF; 189KB; 12pp)
- Promoting Children’s Oral Health (PDF; 181KB; 14pp)
- Caring for Children with Disabilities and Other Special Needs (PDF; 171KB; 14pp)
- Environmental Health (PDF; 187KB; 15pp)
- Nutrition and Physical Activity (PDF; 183KB;12pp)
- Social and Emotional Development of Children (PDF; 179KB; 14pp)
- Emergency Preparedness (PDF; 176KB; 10pp)
- School Readiness and Health (PDF; 178KB; 11pp)