Training

Training credits for all classes offered have been approved by the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE). Contact hours credits (chc’s) are awarded in 30 minute increments (i.e. 1 clock hour spent in training = 1.0 chc). A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of training once a post test and class evaluation is completed.

All scheduled community group classes must be paid in full 72 hours before the class begins. If a class is scheduled at your center, half of the payment for the class must be received one week before the training for confirmation. Payment can be made through the Paypal under each course.

Please note: participants should maintain their own training certificates as part of their professional file. S. Douglass Consulting, LLC will maintain the sign in rooster, evaluations and posttest according to DCDEE requirement. A small fee will be charged for duplicate certificates of completion.


Infant-Toddler Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

This is the DCDEE mandated training for all staff who care for children under 1 year of age. Program directors are also required to attend. Safe sleep practices, sudden infant death syndrome (S.I.D.S.) reduction and policies are presented.

Objectives:

1) Define sudden Infant Death Syndrome (S.I.D.S.)

2) Identify requirements of the N.C. SIDS Law.

3) List elements of N.C. licensing rules and safe sleep policy to reduce SIDS.

4) Identify benefits of a safe sleep policy and a sleep position waiver.

5) List infant/toddler safe sleep practices.

6) List steps to create a safe sleep environment.

7) List ways to talk to parents about infant/toddler safe sleep and lowering SIDS risk.

 

Cost: $15.00 per person. Minimum 6 people.

CHCs: 2


Medication Administration in Child Care

This comprehensive course covers the roles of child care providers and parents in giving medications in child care. Participants will review the forms a child care provider needs before giving medicine and documentation needed after administering the medicine. The will be demonstration and return demonstration of using different measuring devices and administering different types of medications. The laws and best practice for administering medications safely in child care will be explored. The course will cover conditions when a provider should refuse to give medicine and how to appropriate respond to a parent in these instances. The liability of providers in administering medications will be discussed in this course. Child care providers will review their own policy and reformat accordingly. The American with Disabilities Act will be covered.

Objectives:

1) Learn how to identify, store, measure, and dispose of medications properly in child care.      

2) Practice the “6 rights” of medication administration process using appropriate techniques and tools.

3) Identify common types of medicines given in child care. 

4) Create a policy for medication administration within the child care center environment.

5) Participants will learn what to do in the event of a medication error, when to call poison control or 911 and when and how to fill out Incident and Error Report forms.

 

Cost: $35.00 per person. Minimum 4 people.

CHCs: 5


Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma

This course will demonstrate the sensitive nature of the brain inside an infant’s skull and how to protect it from injury. Violently shaking an infant can cause trauma to the brain. Shaking may last only a few seconds but can result in severe injury or even death. This class will help care givers develop a crying plan, identify method of calming and self-soothing infants, and develop age appropriate discipline to prevent overly aggressive handling of infants and young children.

Objectives:

1) Participants will identify the signs and symptoms of shaken baby syndrome.

2) Participants know how to report abusive head trauma.

3) Participants will create a policy for preventing intentional and unintentional head trauma within the child care center environment.

4) Participants will demonstrate calming activities to a crying infants.

 

Cost: $15.00 per person. Minimum 6 people.

CHCs: 2


Asthma and Allergies in Child Care

This training is designed to help early childhood educators of children (newborn through age 6) learn to manage asthma and allergies in a child care environment. They will learn the sign and symptoms of allergic reaction and asthmatic episode. Participants will learn the basic pathophysiology behind asthma and asthma, common medications and treatment protocols and how to avoid asthma and allergy triggers in child care. Moreover, participant will be trained on the emergency administration of epinephrine (Epi-Pen) in case of anaphylactic shock. This class has been approved by the Division of Public Health, Children & Youth Branch.

 

Objectives:

1). Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of asthma and allergies.

2). Participants will learn how to create an environment low of allergens and asthma triggers.

3). Create a policy for asthma and allergies within the child care center environment.

4). Participants will learn what to do in the event of anaphylactic reaction, when to call 911 and when and how to fill out Incident and Error Report forms.

 

Cost: $15.00 per person. Minimum 6 people.

CHCs: 2


Reducing the spread of Blood Borne Pathogens

Coming soon!


Seizure Care in Child Care 

This class will cover the role and responsibilities of caring for an infant, toddler, or young child with a seizure disorder. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of seizures along with trigger factors. They will review the forms and documentation necessary related to giving seizure control medications. Participants will have the opportunity to provide a return demonstration on the correct procedure for administering rectal seizure control medications (i.e. Diastat) for an immediate response to an active seizure episode. The laws and best practice for handling controlled substances will be explored. Finally, the child care provider will be introduced to the special care health plan for an infant, toddler, or young child that has been diagnosed with seizures.

Objectives:

 

1) Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of seizures and document accordingly.

2) Participants will learn how to administration seizure control medications.

3) Participants will create a policy regarding care of children with special health care needs within the child care center environment.

4) Participants will identify the side effects of seizure medications and potential untoward effects of the medication when used in your children.

 

Cost: $15.00 per person. Minimum 6 people.

CHCs: 2


Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunizations 

Immunization laws regarding child care facilities will be covered in this training. Participants will learn the background on required vaccines and the disease they protect us from. They will learn the required (such as DTaP, polio, MMR, HIB, hepatitis B and varicella) and recommended vaccines (such as pneumococcal, hepatitis A, rotavirus, and influenza). Participants will learn how to properly report vaccine compliance to the Division of Public Health, Immunization Branch. Additionally, participants will be able to discuss the common questions parents have about vaccines.

 

Objectives:

1) Participants will be able to discuss the signs and symptoms of vaccine preventable diseases.

2) Participants will discuss immunization myths

3) Participants will review NC Child Care Rules and NC Immunization Laws

4) Participants will create a policy regarding immunization compliance within the child care center environment.

5) Participants will verbalize current immunization requirements.

 

Cost: $15.00 per person. Minimum 6 people.

CHCs: 2


Keep it Clean: Infection control in Child Care

This class will instruct child care staff in measures to prevent and control communicable illnesses in the child care settings. Recommended procedures for hand-washings, diaper changing, cleaning and sanitizing are demonstrated and practiced during this training.

 

Objectives:

1) Participants will be able to describe measures to reduce the spread of infectious diseases in child care programs.

2) Participants will be able to demonstrate proper hand washing techniques.

3) Participants will be able to demonstrate the steps in diaper changing which will have the least amount of cross contamination among infants and toddlers.

 

Cost: $15.00 per person. Minimum 6 people

CHCs: 2


 

Full Day Health & Safety Training

Description: This training is designed to meet some of the required health and safety training in one day. Participants will receive an overview of each topic, except for the ITS-SIDS class, which is the full required class from DCDEE. Participants will be expected to stay the entire time of the training in addition to take and past a post test and complete and evaluation form. Light lunch and refreshments provided.

Training Outline Sample

8:45am – 9:00am                              Introduction & Review of Learning Objectives

9:00am – 10:45am                            ITS-SIDS and Safe Sleep Practices (2 DCDEE contact hours)

10:45am – 11:00am                         Break

11:00am – 12:00pm                         Hand Washing and Infection Control (1 DCDEE contact hours)

12:00pm – 12:30pm                         Lunch

12:30pm -  1:30pm                           Vaccine Preventable Diseases & Immunizations (1 DCDEE contact hour)

1:30pm – 2:30pm                             Allergies – Anaphylaxis and Emergency Treatment in Child Care (anaphylaxis) (1 DCDEE contact hour)

2:30pm – 2:45pm                             Break

2:45pm – 3:45pm                             Shaken Baby Syndrome & Abusive Head Trauma (1 DCDEE contact hour)

3:45pm – 4:00pm                             Post Assessment & Evaluation

Cost: $85.00 per person. Minimum 10 people

CHCs: 6

Additional Course Offerings

Chronic Conditions and Disabilities. This class can be specialized to your individualized center needs. It can include care of tracheostomy, gastrostomy, oxygen therapy, apnea monitoring, and adaptive equipment.