Agrilife Extension Resources

We offer educational materials and programs that support child safety, including information on passenger safety and formal childcare training. Our child safety resources include child seat inspections, bicycle and pedestrian safety programs as well as formal certifications for child care professionals.

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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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    Maintaining the health of young children – and setting them up with lifelong healthy habits – are critical elements of a quality early childhood program. This course will review some of the key practices early childhood educators can use to implement farm-to-table strategies in early care and education settings. It is aligned with the guidelines of the Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition program.

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    This online course reviews safe cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting methods. The goal of the course is to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through best practices. This training emphasizes regulatory requirements, best practices, and steps for reducing or preventing contact with harmful chemicals.

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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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    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 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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    Breastfeeding offers benefits to infants, mothers, and the community. For this reason, the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages family and community support for breastfeeding. Enroll to learn the benefits of breastfeeding and how to support mothers who continue breastfeeding their children after returning to work.