Let us help you train staff, volunteers,
We provide training and consultation on
a variety of topics - preservice, full-day, and two-day workshops are
available. We can also provide consultation and resources so YOU
can continue to provide effective and fun in-house training.
Training needs for teachers and
caregivers vary according to the age of children in their care, type of
early childhood setting (center- or home-based), and experience of the
teacher or caregiver. Some training topics, such as sanitation,
are presented every year. Let us "train the trainers" to help you
provide a new twist to repeat topics.
Training content is expert-reviewed and
addresses national standards, including Caring for Our Children, 3rd
Ed (CFOC3) and Head Start Program Performance Standards,
Training events include learning outcomes, PowerPoint slides with
appealing graphics, hands-on activities and demonstrations, handouts,
Choose from topics such as these, or
let us develop something new just for your program!
Let us train caregivers and teachers on appropriate responses to
emergency situations, such as fire, flooding, weather events, lockdown,
and environmental hazards. We consult with and train management
staff to review and design a current disaster preparedness plan that
includes partnership with first responders, communication systems, and
Tailor you injury prevention plan to the environment, ages of children
served, and types of activities. Include indoor safety (both home-
and center-based), playground safety, field trips, transportation, sun
safety, poisoning prevention, toy safety, and more.
Physical Development and
Activity: Appropriate physical activity and movement
throughout the day is essential for growth and motor development.
The early childhood environment is a safe place to explore, run, and
have fun! Rest and relaxation are equally important for your
children. Recognize typical physical and motor development by ages
and stages, and offer engaging activities to promote optimal
development. Encourage families to play and be active with their
Nutrition, Food Safety, and
Healthier Eating Habits: Healthier eating habits begin at
birth -- babies cry when they are hungry. Learn about nutrition,
food safety, and eating habits of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Use appropriate activities to promote food exploration and tasting, even
among picky eaters.
Sanitation, Disease Prevention,
and Standard Precautions: Germs are spread through the
air, on objects, by direct contact, and even by insects and animals.
Look beyond the mechanics of hand washing. Discuss safe effective
cleaning methods, reducing allergens, standard precautions, and
Preventive Health Services and
Medical Home: Immunization, well-child checkups, tooth
brushing, and handwashing are preventive health care practices.
Help both staff and parents recognize signs and symptoms of diseases,
practice health care basics such as taking temperature, and discuss when
and how to connect with their doctor or other medical provider.
Discuss the right way to administer medications, and what to do if a
side effect or reaction occurs. Provide parents with current and
accurate information with HiP on Health.
Social and Emotional Development:
Every infant, toddler, and preschooler is unique and responds to people
and the environment in his or her own way. Some children seem to
"go with the flow" throughout the day, while other children react
intensely to situations. Identify the typical ages and stages of
child development, and find ways to promote optimal social and emotional
development for each child.
Adult Health and Wellness:
Staff and parents have many responsibilities - caring for children,
working, and family responsibilities. Adults can better care for
children if they also take care of themselves. Give them simple
tools to help combat physical, emotional, and compassion fatigue.
Stress management addresses both physical and emotional issues.
Help adults recognize the importance of and ways to address nutrition,
physical activity, and weight management. Explore ways to
incorporate stress management techniques through each day. Learn
to communicate effectively with medical professionals and to evaluate