Washington State Department of Health, Prevention and Community Health Division
P.O. Box 47890
Olympia, WA 98504-7890
Available in libraries.
This training manual for consultants in child care addresses issues for child care homes and centers that care for infants and toddlers. It is divided into the following chapters: (1) the consultant role, (2) using NCAST's Keys to CaregivinG(tm), (3) growth and development, (4) providing a safe and nurturing environment, (5) infant and toddler nutrition, (6) infant and toddler oral health, (7) child care for infants and toddlers with special needs, (8) preventing and managing illness in infants and toddlers, (9) helping providers prepare for and handle emergencies, (10) child abuse and neglect, and (11) staff health. Examples of how to incorporate the information into practice are included at the end of each chapter. Nine appendices include a wide range of sample evaluations, forms, handouts, assessment tools, and checksheets, as well as tips sheets on nutrition, preventing and managing stress, and safety. References, resources, and an index are provided.
Keywords: Child care, Infant care, Preschool children, Child care workers, Child care centers, Child development, Oral health, Children with special health care needs, Emergency child care, Emergencies, Child abuse, Child neglect, Manuals, Consultants, Training materials