Health and Safety Training

Courses tagged with "Health and Safety Training"

This online instruction will discuss the signs, symptoms, causes, triggers, prevention and long-term effects of Shake Syndrome and traumatic brain injury. Successful completion of this training meets DCFS pre-service requirements for the Home Care Provider License application. Licensed providers will receive hours of training for renewal of the license.

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: HSW (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1 hour)


Esta instrucción en línea discutirá los signos, los síntomas, las causas, los disparadores, la prevención y efectos a largo plazo de Bebé Síndrome Sacudido y lesión cerebral traumática. La completacion exitosa de este entrenamiento cumple con los requisitos de pre-servicio de DCFS para la aplicación de la Licencia para Proveedoras de Cuidado en El Hogar. Proveedoras con Licencia recibirán horas de entrenamiento para la renovación de la licencia.

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: HSW (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1hour)

This online training will discuss Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the behaviors that increase the risk of SIDS, safe sleeping habits, licensing standards, and resources to help you reduce the risk of SIDS for infants in your care.  

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: HSW (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1 hour)


Esta instrucción en línea discutirá Síndrome Infantil Repentino de Muerte (SIDS), las conductas que aumentan el riesgo de SIDS, dormir seguro hábitos, licenciando estándares, y los recursos. La completacion exitosa de este entrenamiento cumple con los requisitos de pre-servicio de DCFS para la aplicación de la Licencia para Proveedoras de Cuidado en El Hogar. Proveedoras con Licencia recibirán horas de entrenamiento para la renovación de la licencia.

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: HSW (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1hour)


This course provides information on caring for children with special needs in typical child care settings. The training helps increase the knowledge and comfort level of participants to enhance their ability to care for young children with disabilities in early childhood environments. It will discuss adaptations and modifications that will assist all children to participate in activities. This meets the DCFS requirement for early childhood providers in special care inclusion training. The course will provide 7 contact hours and/or 1/2 Gateways credential point.

Contact Hours: 7 hours     Gateways Content Areas: IRE (7 hours)     CDA Content Areas: 8 (7 hours)    ECE Competency Area: IRE4

Este curso proporciona información sobre el cuidado de niños con necesidades especiales en entornos típicos de cuidado infantil. La capacitación ayuda a aumentar el nivel de conocimientos y comodidad de los participantes para mejorar su capacidad de cuidar a los niños pequeños con discapacidades en entornos de primera infancia. Discutirá adaptaciones y modificaciones que ayudarán a todos los niños a participar en actividades. Esto cumple con el requisito de DCFS para los proveedores de atención temprana en la capacitación para la inclusión de cuidados especiales.

Horas de contacto: 7 horas     Áreas de contenido de Gateways: IRE (7 horas)     Áreas de contenido de CDA: 8 (7 horas)    Área de competencia de ECE: IRE4
Breastfeeding University was created with child care providers in mind. Each module provides evidence-based, up-to-date information from an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, lactation consultants, public health professionals, ECE professionals and La Leche League leaders. The interactive modules will help to establish a working knowledge of how to support families to meet their breastfeeding goals. This training was developed by the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, part of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is provided in Illinois through an agreement with INCCRRA and the Illinois Public Health Institute.

Contact Hours: 2   Gateways Content Areas: HSW (1 hour) and FCR (1 hour)  CDA Hours: 1 (1 hour) and 4 (1 hour)

This course  is intended to provide ECE, CFC, and LEA staff and administrators with a deeper understanding of the available tools and resources to help foster partnerships and implement best practices that promote inclusion. Building Relationships to Support Inclusion in Early Childhood: Tools to Support your Efforts is brought to you by the Illinois Early Learning Council Inclusion Subcommittee, in collaboration with state agency partners at the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development, Illinois State Board of Education, and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Contact Hours: 1 Hour

The We Choose Health online course offers providers training and technical assistance in the use and program improvement process associated with The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC). This program targets child care policy, practice and environmental influences on nutrition and physical activity behaviors in young children. NAP SACC uses an organizational assessment of 14 areas of nutrition and physical activity policy, practices and environments to identify strengths and limitations of the child care facility. This Gateways to Opportunity® Registry-approved course provides 8 contact hours of professional development and/or 1/2 Gateways credential point.

Contact Hours: 8 hours     Gateways Content Areas: B (8 hours)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (8 hours)


El curso en línea de We Choose Health ofrece a los proveedores capacitación y asistencia técnica en el proceso de uso y mejora del programa asociado con la autoevaluación de nutrición y actividad física para el cuidado infantil (NAP SACC). Este programa se enfoca en las políticas de cuidado infantil, la práctica y las influencias ambientales sobre la nutrición y las conductas de actividad física en niños pequeños. NAP SACC utiliza una evaluación organizacional de 14 áreas de políticas de nutrición y actividad física, prácticas y entornos para identificar las fortalezas y limitaciones del centro de cuidado infantil. Este curso aprobado por el Registro de Gateways to Opportunity® proporciona 8 horas de contacto de desarrollo profesional y / o 1/2 punto credencial de Gateways.


Horas de contacto: 8 horas Áreas de contenido de pasarelas: B (8 horas) Áreas de contenido de CDA: 1 (8 horas)

Asthma Management for child care providers is Respiratory Health Association's free training for caregivers of young children with documented or presumed asthma. In this training, RHA educated child care providers on how to best care for a child living with asthma.

Topics include:

  • Identifying a child having trouble with asthma
  • Early asthma warning signs
  • Trigger avoidance strategies
  • Asthma medication policies
  • Asthma emergency response in a child care setting

Contact Hours: 2 hours          Gateways Content Area: HSW (2 hours)          CDA Content Area: 1 (2 hours)   



Manejo del asma para proveedores de cuidado infantil es la capacitación gratuita de la Asociación de Salud Respiratoria para cuidadores de niños pequeños con asma documentada o presunta. En este curso de capacitación, RHA educa a los proveedores de cuidado infantil sobre cómo cuidar mejor a un niño que vive con asma.


Entre los temas tenemos:
Identificar a un niño que tiene problemas con el asma
Señales de advertencia tempranas de asma
Estrategias de evitación de desencadenantes
Políticas de medicamentos para el asma
Respuesta de emergencia al asma en un entorno de cuidado infantil

Horas de contacto: 2 horas     Áreas de contenido de Gateways: HSW (2 horas)      Área de contenido CDA: 1 (2 horas)   

In this training, participants will identify State and Federal licensing standards, requirements and supports regarding emergency preparedness, including those related to fire, weather, toxins, and community violence. This training offers assistance in outlining appropriate program policies and procedures that address the four stages of emergency preparedness. Participants will also be able to demonstrate the use of available tools and resources when developing an emergency preparedness plan.

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: HSW (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1 hour)


En esta capacitación, los participantes identificarán los estándares estatales y federales de licencias, requisitos y apoyos sobre la preparación de emergencias, incluyendo los que implican incendio, el clima, químicos peligrosos y violencia de la comunidad. Esta capacitación ofrece asistencia en desarrollando un programa adecuado de políticas y procedimientos que abordar las cuatro etapas de la preparación para emergencias. Los participantes también podrán demostrar el uso de herramientas y recursos disponibles cuando desarrollen un plan para emergencias.

Horas de contacto: 1 hora          Gateways áreas de contenido: B (1 hora)          CDA áreas de contenido: 1 (1 hora)

This course provides a brief overview of lead contamination and the harmful effects of lead exposure. Illinois state requirements for lead in water testing are discussed along with the procedures for testing and developing a mitigation plan. This training meets the Illinois DCFS licensing training requirement for the testing of lead in water.


Contact hours: 1 hour   Gateways Content Areas: HSW(1)    CDA Content Areas: 1(1)


Este curso proporciona una breve visión general de la contaminación por plomo y los efectos nocivos de la exposición al plomo. Los requisitos del estado de Illinois para el plomo en las pruebas de agua se discuten junto con los procedimientos para probar y desarrollar un plan de mitigación. Esta capacitación cumple con el requisito de capacitación de renovación de licencias de DCFS de Illinois para la prueba de plomo en el agua.

Horas de contacto: 1 hora   Gateways áreas de contenido: HSW (1 hora) CDA áreas de contenido: 1 (1 hora)


This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of development, developmental domains, and the role of nutrition in development. In addition, health and safety issues will address supporting the growth of healthy children - from the basics such as handwashing to more in-depth practices surrounding healthy procedures and disease prevention. Participants will learn more about emergency planning/preparedness and first aid as well as identify tips for maintaining safe indoor/outdoor environments.

Contact Hours:  3 hours   Gateways Content Areas: HGD (1.5 hrs) HSW (1.5 hrs)  CDA Content Areas: 1 (1.5 hrs) 8 (1.5 hrs)


Midwest Pesticide Action Center, in collaboration with the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, has developed an online learning module to provide all Illinois child care providers with an overview of pest control strategies and requirements.  In this presentation, you will become familiar with what the laws are for pest control in child care programs, be provided with a general overview of what Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is, and receive a list of the basic steps for putting an IPM program in place.  Ultimately, the goal of this presentation is to provide you with the tools you need to reduce the exposure of you and the children you care for to pests and pesticides.  

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: HSW (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1 hour)


This training is for providers who were randomly selected to participate in a study called Understanding Vaccination Practices in Child Care.  We have created this free training on the importance of childhood vaccinations to thank these providers for taking time to participate in our study.  In this training, we cover how vaccines work, why they are important, the vaccine schedule and what each vaccination actually is for children under six, where to go for further resources, and how to protect yourself as a child care provider.  After the study is completed, we will be creating more resources like this training that will be available to all providers.

Contact Hours: 1 hour     Gateways Content Areas: HSW (1 hour)     CDA Content Areas: 1 (1 hour)