Establishing a Healthy and Safe Environment for Preschool and School-Age Children with Special Needs
- Date of Publication
- July 7, 2021
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Course Information This 2-hour course is part of a series of online trainings designed to help child care providers and directors gain a better understanding of how to create a healthy, safe, and inclusive child care environment for preschool and school-age children. During this online course, we will discuss how to establish such an environment through daily practices that ensure the health and safety of children with and without disabilities. This 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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