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    Check out this short video (it's a fast and dirty walk through of how to first search to find out if you have a DUNS number -- if you have one, you will get an email within a few minutes -- and then either update (if needed) or if you don't have one you can start a new one). 88 Our short video: https://recordings.join.

    CF Child Care -- A Safety Plan for 2 Classrooms "how to" and Template

    Whether you don't have time or energy to "recreate the wheel" or you are struggling with getting approved .... this document is for you. A suggestion to help you get your submission to your licensing specialist and get it approved. Tweak it as you need to.
    Download: Safety Plan template for COVID.docx , Safety Plan template for COVID.pdf

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  • 3. Infant Development the First 12 Months Home Study (ORIMHA endorsement IMH, OCC I/T requirement) $100 non-member cost
    Oct 02, 2019
    Infant Development:The First 12 Months Home Study Version (ORIMHA IMH Credential, I/T OCC requirement)
    15 hours, Set 2, CKC: 3 HSN, 12 HGD
    Instructor: Anneliese Sheahan
    Free for union members, $100 for all others
    Please see the links below to each video. 1 video is 1 session of the class. You should watch each session (in order) and complete any assignments. 
    For each session: 
    • watch the video (to access the video click on the underlined "Session") -- there is no video for session 2 
    • write an email to me -- anneliese.sheahan@gmail.com and answer every question asked during that video. Please make the subject line of the email: "Infant Development responses session #"
    • if there is homework, complete that and email that to me -- a picture is fine. Use the subject line as above.
    • Questions? Call Anneliese 518-506-0539, text or email me.
    Session 2 (You will need either an RF or CF rulebook for this session and you will need to answer the questions for whichever you are (CF or RF) but not both). This is one of the only assignments where we might return your work and if we do, we will ask you to "go back and look" if you have missed something. 
    If you are a registered family provider:
    1. How do you feel about the registered family rules for using different floors of the home?
    2.  Are you allowed to use drop-side cribs in child care programs?
    3. How do you feel about washing an infant's hands after you change their diaper?
    4. In registered family do you need to exit all children on the same side of the street as the building they will enter?
    5. What is your position/policies/practices around swaddling and/or pacifier use? 
    If you are a certified family provider:
    1. Is there a specific rule for certified family that says a provider must be outside with the children?
    2. Are you allowed to use drop-side cribs in child care programs?
    3. May certified family programs use blankets for sleeping infants?
    4. How do you feel about washing an infant's hands after you change their diaper?
    5. What is your position/policies/practices around swaddling and/or pacifier use?
    For all participants:
    1.What rule numbers throughout your rulebook (RF and CF) specifically are for infants?
    2.What rule numbers throughout your rulebook (RF and CF) specifically are for children under 2 years? 
    3.Are there any rules specifically for toddlers?
    4.In your rulebook, what is the definition for infant? For toddler? For preschooler?
    5. Do you agree with the definitions? Would you change anything?
    Session 3  Additional information: A compound called butylparaben stood out: Kids were twice as likely to be overweight when their mothers' prenatal levels of butylparaben were in the top one-third, compared to the bottom third. Girls, it seemed, were more affected than boys. The fact that butylparaben influences estrogen activity suggests a role for the hormone. But it's not clear how prenatal exposure to "estrogenic" chemicals fits into the whole picture, researchers. Study Published February 11

    Session 6 (I will be looking for a Poster, Flyer, something you developed for parents/staff -- worth 1 hour on certificate)


    Session 7 


    Session 8 

    Links for homework:

    Before you begin: please read the material on this page (you can explore more on the site as you want)  https://www.ecmhc.org/temperament/03-getting-started.html

    To measure the adult: https://profile.keirsey.com/#/b2c/assessment/start

    To measure the young child: https://www.ecmhc.org/temperament/ (midway down the page)

    Now. Answer the following questions:

    1. What did you learn about your temperament?

    2. What did you learn about the young child's temperament?

    3. Where do you both have "goodness of fit?" 

    4. Where do you have some work to do around "goodness of fit?" (where were the biggest differences)

    5. What are (at least) 5 strategies you will use to improve the "goodness of fit?"


    Session 9 (I will be looking for a set of "10")

    Session 10 (I will be looking for 2 goals -- together with the list of 10, worth 1 hour on your certificate)


    Session 11 (Last video session) 


    Final Assignment: 


    (Worth 1 hour on your certificate -- please answer by email and use subject line "Infant Development Final")

    Please answer the following 5 questions.
    1. What 5 health and safety issues do you feel are the most necessary to address in family child care programs?
    2. Do you feel that any of the family child care rules for RF or CF (whichever you are) do not positively correlate or fully support infant health, safety or development? Are there any that don't go far enough? Are there any that need to be put in place in your opinion?
    3. When you think about optimal development for infants, what are 5 aspects of your program that you believe best support best practices and best outcomes for infants? Be specific and cite what you have learned/know about infant development.
    4. When you think about optimal development for infants, what are (up to) 5 aspects of your program that you believe you could improve best practice or best outcomes? Be specific and cite what you have learned/know about infant development.
    5. Think about a child that you have known/cared for (your own or a daycare child) who struggled with at least 1 domain/aspect of development (social-emotional, mental, cognitive, language, physical) and explain how the development he/she struggled with affected the rest of the baby's/toddler's development. (What I am asking you to address is how delay or trouble in 1 aspect of development affects the rest of the child's development).
    Once you have submitted the "Final Assignment" I will email you an evaluation (please give me 48 hours to email you back). Please complete this (be honest -- what you say in it has zero bearing on whether or not you get a certificate) and return it to me (a photo is fine by email) and then, once I make sure that all your assignments, questions etc are turned in, I will send you the certificate (please give me 5 business days to return your certificate). It will arrive via email in PDF form and all you need to do is print a copy for your records and then upload the certificate to ORO (usually downloading it to your computer or device first). 

    Infant Development Professional Action Plan.docx
    developmental milestones first 12 months.pdf
    From Feelings to Friendship Tip Sheet.pdf
    articles.extension.org-Creating a Child Care Environment that Supports Childrens Exploration.pdf
    Transcript—Developing Self-Esteem in the Early Years.pdf
    Transcript—How Emotional Development Unfolds Starting at Birth.pdf
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