The unexplained and sudden death of an infant younger than one year of age is known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants between one month and one year of age in the US.
Childcare professionals who specialize in caring for newborns and infants play a critical role in the endeavor to reduce the occurrence of SIDS. This course offers crucial data about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and presents essential information to help reduce the occurrence of SIDS.
Topics covered include SIDS definitions, identification of SIDS as the leading cause of death of infants between one month and one year of age, knowledge of sleep environment dangers, identification of the connection between SIDS and childcare, identification of healthy infant motor skills development in the positions of sleeping infants, and identification of SIDS risk reduction strategies.
Also covered, the importance of early healthy brain development and the expansive growth that occurs every second as well as a description of how the brain develops and an emphasis on how healthy brain development is dependent upon responsive interactions and supportive attachment relationships is included.
In addition to illustrating the impact of trauma on the developing brain, we offer strategies for encouraging healthy brain development. Finally, we highlight the importance of predictable, consistent daily routines for supporting optimal brain development.
This online course was created by the Child Happiness Institute of Love Development operated by Belinda Bane and Valerie Joglar in alignment with guidelines set by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Included: enrollment proof, course completion reminders emailed weekly and certificate of completion.
Value: Certified Clock Hours for Child Care Professionals