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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Asset Type: Course
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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 provides an overview of the Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition program for early care and education settings that have demonstrated a commitment to promoting early childhood health. It is aligned with the guidelines of the Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition program.

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    Creating healthy habits is a critical element of quality early childhood programs. This course reviews practices that promote physical activity in young children. It is aligned with Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition criteria and was developed with support from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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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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    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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    This course covers building and physical premises safety. One of the most important responsibilities of infant and toddler caregivers is to keep children safe and healthy. This course is designed to help caregivers identify and remove potential hazards, incorporate healthy practices into the daily routine, and more.

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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.