Creating a Supportive Environment for Breastfeeding in Child Care

Participants will recognize the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies and explore ways supporting breastfeeding can enhance their program or family child care home.  Content will provide specifics on the correct ways to store, handle and feed breastmilk. Participants will be exposed to multiple strategies that improve the breasting environment in their program or family child care home. Reflective activities will challenge participants to utilize training content to identify strategies, practices and policies to improve the breastfeeding environment at their work site and identify possible challenges and supports needed to incorporate changes.

Clock hours: 1.5

Core Content Subject Area:  Health, Safety and Nutrition, Level 2

CDA Subject Area: Planning a safe and healthy learning environment

Target Audience:  All early care and education staff

🎯 Objectives:

Participants will

  • Understand the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies
  • Explain and Describe paced bottle feeding
  • Identify 2 strategies that support breastfeeding in the early care setting

 

Engaging Families Using the Kentucky Strengthening Families Protective Factors: Focus on Healthy Behaviors

Working with families requires building strong relations with parents and families.  While relationships are built over time, there are many things ECE professionals can do through simple steps to help build these relationships. Things such as greeting parents using their name and sharing stories about the child’s day can nurture these relationships.  Part A of the module will explore a variety of strategies that ECE professionals can use to support families.

Target Audience: Early care and education providers

Clock Hours: 2

Objectives

  • Identify 2 actions to enhance the family-friendly environment in their classroom or program
  • Review everyday actions that support families in building protective factors
  • Practice incorporating the Kentucky Strengthening Families Protective Factors into typical family events

Getting Kids Moving: Physical Activity in Early Care and Education

Description:

Participants will understand best practices for physical activity for children birth through school age.  During the module strategies to support physical activity will be explained and resources reviewed that support families in promoting physical activity at home.  Participants will use portions of the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards to identify classroom activities to support Gross Motor Development and Physical Activity. Participants will use the knowledge of physical activity best practices to create a daily schedule of movement for their classroom.

Outcomes: 

  • Describe best practices for physical activity for school-age children, preschool, toddlers, and infants​
  • Identify one resource for engaging with families around Physical Activity​
  • Add physical activity to a daily schedule template so children can achieve the recommended minutes of physical activity

Target audience: early care and education providers

Credit Hours: 2

Trainer: Rebekah Duchette, Kentucky Department of Public Health

Staff Wellness in Early Care and Education

In this course, you will encounter the following types of activities

  • 💭 Think Spot: An ungraded opportunity to reflect on the topic discussed and likely is tied to the course handout. It is recommended that you download or print the handout to have on hand while you complete this course.
  • Embedded Videos: Throughout the course there are videos from various YouTube channels. Many of these videos must be viewed in its entirety before moving on to the next topic. If you encounter a problem with a video please email patti.naber@uky.edu and include the name of the video or topic you are having trouble with.

Trainer Information

Rebekah Duchette
Kentucky Department for Public Health
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention Program

5-2-1-0 Toolkit: Resources to Support Healthy Behaviors for Families

Description:

Providers will be introduced to the 5 evidence based behaviors comprising the 5-2-1-0 message and complete the Let’s Move Child Care checklist. Content will focus on how the behaviors can be supported in the Early Care and Education classroom through practice, policy and environment modifications.

In this course, you will encounter the following types of activities

  • 💭 Think Spot: An ungraded opportunity to reflect on the topic discussed and likely is tied to the course handout. It is recommended that you download or print the handout to have on hand while you complete this course.
  • 💡 Check Your Knowledge: A graded quiz to check your understanding of the topic(s) covered. Check Your Knowledge quizzes are complete when 80% of the questions are answered correctly. You may take the Check Your Knowledge quizzes multiple times until 80% is achieved.
  • Embedded Videos: Throughout the course there are videos from various YouTube channels. Many of these videos must be viewed in its entirety before moving on to the next topic. If you encounter a problem with a video please email patti.naber@uky.edu and include the name of the video or topic you are having trouble with.

Outcomes: 

  • Describe the 5-2-1-0 healthy behaviors​
  • Review the toolkit resources for family engagement and classroom use​
  • Design an action plan using at least one resource

Trainer Information

Rebekah Duchette
Kentucky Department for Public Health
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention Program

ECE 070: Kentucky All STARS: Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales (ERS)

Course Description:

Kentucky All STARS: Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) is a course designed for all those caring for young children.  It looks at the foundation of the ERS, how the different ERS scales are set up into Subscales, Items, and Indicators.  It introduces you to the other resources available to you as you observe and score the ERS.  Scenarios are included which allow you to practice scoring on some of the items that are part of the ERS.

We strongly recommend you have access to the Environmental Rating Scales books before starting this course.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand how the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) are set up into Subscales, Items, and Indicators.
  2. Identify resources to help you better understand and score the ERS.
  3. Demonstrate how to score the ERS so that you may complete an ERS Self-Assessment to assist with your All STARS rating.

Target Audience: Childcare providers, especially those who are working toward an All STARS rating.

Credit Hours: 2 Hours

Help! How do I Teach my Children Self-Regulation?

This 1-hour course is an introduction to understanding self-regulation in young children.

Content Developed by: Caroline Gooden and Julie Kraska

Target Audience: Early Care, intervention and Education providers

2018 Annual Review Guidance for Alternate Assessment Participation (2018 version)

Course Introduction

In this course, you will encounter the following types of activities:

• Think Spot: An ungraded opportunity to reflect on the topic discussed and likely is tied to the course handout. It is recommended that you download or print the handout to have on hand while you complete this course.

• Check Your Knowledge: A graded quiz to check your understanding of the topic(s) covered. Check Your Knowledge quizzes are complete when 80% of the questions are answered correctly. You may take the Check Your Knowledge quizzes multiple times until 80% is achieved.

ECE 201: External Transition – Suspension & Expulsion – Impacts on Children and Families (3 hours)

External transition involves potential negative impacts on children and families.  Children are impacted by the disruption in their participation in quality learning environments.  Families are impacted by economic, social, and emotional effects of loss of child care.

In this course, you will encounter the following types of activities

  • 💭 Think Spot: An ungraded opportunity to reflect on the topic discussed and likely is tied to the course handout. It is recommended that you download or print the handout to have on hand while you complete this course.
  • 💡 Check Your Knowledge: A graded quiz to check your understanding of the topic(s) covered. Check Your Knowledge quizzes are complete when 80% of the questions are answered correctly. You may take the Check Your Knowledge quizzes multiple times until 80% is achieved.
  • Embedded Videos: Throughout the course there are videos from various YouTube channels. Many of these videos must be viewed in its entirety before moving on to the next topic. If you encounter a problem with a video please use the Contact Us button at the bottom of the page and include the name of the video or topic you are having trouble with.

You will have 90 days to complete the requirements for this 3 hour course. If you need additional time, please contact us using the link at the footer of any page.

Corlia Logsdon

Course Author

Corlia Logsdon is a veteran education professional. She has been a champion of individuals with disabilities in educational settings, as both a school psychologist and a special education director. Corlia has had experience as a state and school district level administrator working with federal and state regulatory monitoring, compliance, and investigations, technical assistance, and professional development in K-12 and postsecondary settings. She is currently completing her doctorate in Education Leadership with a concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision through Eastern Kentucky University. She holds Education Specialist and Master of Science degrees in Educational and Counseling Psychology, majoring in School Psychology from the University of Kentucky as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English & Communications also from the University of Kentucky.

Help! How do I Support the Emotional Health of Young Children?

This 3-hour course will introduce how emotional health is defined, why it is important, key relationships that influence young children’s emotional development, and the components of emotional health, including temperament styles.

  • Content developed by: Caroline Gooden, Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky
  • Sponsored by: Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Care
  • Hours: 3, approved for child care licensing renewal
  • Target Audience: all early care and education staff

Help! How do I Create Exciting, Accessible Spaces for ALL Children?

This 1-hour course is an introduction to creating accessible spaces for children with special needs in early care settings. The course includes interactive, low budget ideas for successfully integrating children with special needs in all areas and activities. This course explores various ways to improve room arrangement for inclusive activities.

Content developed by: Kim Gipson and Caroline Gooden, Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky.

Sponsored by: Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Care and the Franklin Porter Graham Institute, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Credit hours: 1, approved for child care licensing renewal.

Target Audience: all early care and education staff.

Help! How do I Provide the Best Environment to Children with Down Syndrome?

This course will introduce you to the general characteristics of children with Down syndrome, outline what inclusion means, and then describe how you can include children with Down syndrome in your early care and education setting.

This online course includes ideas for creating an inclusive classroom, modifying the curriculum and making accommodations, developing different strategies for reading, writing, and math, encouraging independence, and incorporating technology.

Learnscaping: Creating Appropriate Environments for Preschoolers

This one hour training module is intended to help professionals engage children in meaningful play experiences. This course will offer evidence-based information and short vignettes to demonstrate intentional teaching strategies when engaging young children in play.

Core Content: Learning environment and curriculum (Level 1)
CDA Subject Area: Planning a safe and healthy learning environment

One credit hour, upon successful completion of course a certificate will be available. Your ECE-TRIS training record will be updated within 10 working days of completion.

Learnscaping: Creating Appropriate Environments for School Agers

In this course, you will encounter the following types of activities

  • 💡 Check Your Knowledge: A graded quiz to check your understanding of the topic(s) covered. Check Your Knowledge quizzes are complete when 80% of the questions are answered correctly. You may take the Check Your Knowledge quizzes multiple times until 80% is achieved.
  • 📹 Embedded Videos: Throughout the course there are videos from various YouTube channels. These videos must be viewed in its entirety before moving on. If you encounter a problem with a video please email patti.naber@uky.edu and include the name of the video or topic you are having trouble with.

Low Tech Solutions for Using Video and Talking Photos to Build Staff Competency

Child Care Aware of Kentucky logo

Description/Outcomes: 

In this three-hour online training, administrators will learn how to create video clips and talking pictures that can be used to: 1) demonstrate best practices; 2) strengthen effectiveness of classroom observation and staff coaching; and 3) expand opportunities to document children’s learning and share with families.

 

Hours: 3, approved for early care and education, child care licensing renewal

Target Audience: Early Care and Education Directors

Content developed by: Nicki Patton, Early Childhood Consultant and Patti Singleton, Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky

Sponsored by: Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Care

Transition 102: Important Predictors for Post-High School Success

Transition 102: Important Predictors for Post-School Success describes the strongest, evidence-based correlates of post-school competitive employment for youth with intellectual  and developmental disabilities.  The second part of the module discusses four additional variables related to successful  transitions for students with significant disabilities, and highlights the resources available to educators and other professionals in Kentucky in putting these predictor variables into practice.

This course is for high school personnel, special education and Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors.

Credit is for EILA and CRC
Credit is NOT available for early care and education providers

Course developed by KentuckyWorks, funded by the US Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living.

Course Funding

Development of this curriculum (or module, resource) was supported by a grant from the U.S. Administration on Disabilities, Administration on Community Living, (90DNEM0004-01-00), Project Officer:  Larissa Crossen. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Administration on Community Living, and no assumption of endorsement by the Federal government should be made.