Participants will receive an overview of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) giving them the knowledge to identify SIDS risk factors and describe ways to reduce the risk of SIDS in child care. The national standards for sleep safety will be presented and resources will be shared for both child care providers and parents. Topics include NC SIDS Laws, child care licensing rules for safe sleep, as well as how to develop a safe sleep policy. Key messages of this training include engaging in safe sleep practices and creating a safe sleep environment for infants and toddlers.
Participants will work together and compile a variety of activities to include in their daily schedules. This hands-on training will assist providers in developing plans that incorporate Foundations, as well as meet the criteria set forth by NC Child Care Rules, while making experiences fun and engaging for young children. All participants are encouraged to bring previously used activity plans to share with the group. Successes and challenges with activity planning will be discussed.