One of the most important features of any child care program is the extent to which the program and its staff are able to create a healthy and safe environment for all children. Part of creating such an environment is being prepared for unexpected emergencies. Child care facilities that have an emergency plan in place and practice it on a regular basis are better able to protect the children in their care.
The purpose of this 2-hour training course is to provide the basic guidelines necessary to develop a disaster preparedness plan for child care facilities that currently enroll or, at some point in the future will enroll, infants and toddlers with special needs.
This online course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.
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Starting a new home-based child care business involves making a number of decisions including the type of home-based child care to operate and how to incorporate best practices.
Many parents work nontraditional hours, meaning their children need access to early care and education programs outside typical operating hours. In the absence of qualified early care and education programs that offer nighttime care, these families may have to make challenging and precarious choices, choosing between maintaining their employment and leaving their children without the appropriate care.
The purpose of this 2-hour course is to support early childhood program owners and directors through the process of incorporating extended hours of care, including overnight care, to support the needs of many families across Texas.
Starting a new home-based child care business involves making a number of decisions about how best to operate the program and meet the needs of children and families. Fortunately, several statewide programs offer training, resources, and guidance to assist you in navigating the process.
This 1-hour course for prospective home-based child care business owners will introduce some key support systems and the tools and services they provide.
Health and safety of children in care is the #1 priority for all early childhood professionals. Home-based child care has specific requirements that must be addressed to ensure health and safety practices are properly integrated into a home-based child care.
This 2-hour course is for prospective home-based child care business owners and will introduce some of the health and safety standards, best practices, and ways to properly implement these in your home-based child care.
This course provides learners with an overview of the primary functions of management. Learners will be able to review basic management fundamentals and explore team-building strategies.
This course will provide learners with an understanding of basic financial literacy. Learners will cover subjects like accounting, financial decision-making, and basic financial principles.