Agrilife Extension Resources

We offer a variety of resources to help Texans manage their household. Whether you are looking for basic home safety tips or help to keep your family on budget, we offer a wide range of realistic and relevant information designed to benefit the personal and family wellness of all Texans.

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    Learning environments and intentional teaching are key aspects to any successful early childhood program. Home-based child care has unique settings and specific requirements to ensure the daily activities are conducive to positive learning outcomes for children in your care.

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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.

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    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.

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    Abusive head trauma is the leading cause of death in cases of child abuse in the United States. This 2-hour course will help you better understand the dangers of abusive head trauma and how to take steps to protect the children in your care from this type of abuse.

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    Infants’ experiences early in life literally influence the physical structures of the brain, opening the way for patterns of thought and behavior for the rest of a child’s life. This 1-hour course addresses critical topics related to caring for the youngest and most vulnerable population of children, infants and toddlers.

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    This course covers handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials. Knowing the risks associated with poisoning, taking steps to minimize them, and having a plan are critical to upholding the commitment to providing a safe environment.

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    Protecting the well-being of children should be the first priority of any child care program, and one that cannot be taken lightly. Injuries cannot always be prevented; however, providing a safe environment along with careful supervision greatly decreases the likelihood of a child becoming injured while in your care.

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    This course covers emergency preparedness plans and is designed to help you understand the process of becoming prepared for emergencies that might affect your program. This fulfills one of the fundamental tasks of any child care provider – to create a safe and healthy environment for the children in your care.

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    As a child care provider, you play a vital role in helping infants and young children develop healthy eating patterns that can benefit them well into their adult years. During this 2-hour course, we will focus on the importance of good nutrition for infants and young children.

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    This course is designed to help you, as child care providers and directors, implement current, research-based best practices in your child care environments. During this course, you will learn why regular activity is crucial for children of all ages and how to match and modify activities for children.