Training Curricula

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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.

Asthma Information Packet for Early Care and Education Providers

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.

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California Training Institute Curriculum for Child Care Health Advocates

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.

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California Training Institute Curriculum for Child Care Health Consultants

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).

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Child Care Lead Poisoning Prevention Curriculum

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.

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Health & Safety in the Child Care Setting: Promoting Children's Oral Health

his 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.

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Healthy Beverages in Early Care & Education: An Online Class for California Child Care Providers

The online, self-paced class and complimentary materials were created for the early care and education field to inform providers about why drinks are important to children's health, best practices for serving drinks in child care programs, and the four key messages in the California Healthy Beverages in Child Care Act (AB 2084).

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Instructor's Guide to a Curriculum for Child Care Health Advocates

he 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.

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Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for Early Care and Education Programs

The Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for Early Care and Education Programs presents practical information about the California Healthy Schools Act and using integrated pest management (IPM) to prevent and manage pest problems in early care and education programs.

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Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for Family Child Care Homes

The Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for Family Child Care Homes presents practical information about using integrated pest management (IPM) to prevent and manage pest problems in family child care programs.

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Preventive Health Training and Technical Assistance Program

The Preventive Health Training and Technical Assistance Program, developed by CCHP with support through the California Department of Education (CDE), Early Education and Support Division improves access to EMSA-approved, eight-hour Preventive Health training required for licensing. The train-the-trainers program expands the number of qualified trainers at R&R agencies in California. In addition, CCHP provides ongoing technical assistance to certified trainers on health and safety issues in ECE programs in California.

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Tools for Effective Training

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.

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