Learn ways to prevent the risk of infection in child care and how to protect yourself and others using Universal Precautions.  Discover how to access, develop, and use an Exposure Control Plan, a requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

This is an online, self-paced class. And it is free!

  • Participate online at any time, 24/7
  • Receive a certificate for 1-hr of training.
  • This training meets Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) licensing requirements for Universal Precautions training requirements.
  • To participate in the online training … Read the detailed login instructions.
  • If you already have an existing Moodle account (e.g., Used to complete Essentials Online), you do not need to create a new one.

Learn how to recognize and report signs of abuse/neglect. Explore practical, everyday strategies for supporting children who may have experienced abuse or neglect.   Identify strategies you can use to reduce your own stress as a teacher or caregiver.

 

This is an online, self-paced class. And it is free!

  • Participate online at any time, 24/7
  • Receive a certificate for 2-hrs of training.
  • This training meets Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) requirements for Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training (MCART) training.
  • To participate in the online training … Read the detailed login instructions
  • If you already have an existing Moodle account (e.g., Used to complete Essentials Online), you do not need to create a new one.

The Essentials Child Care Preservice Series provides useful information for creating safe and healthy early childhood and school-age care environments. This series also includes helpful information on child development, cultural diversity and homelessness.

 

This is an online, self-paced class. And it is free!

  • Participate online at any time, 24/7
  • Choose to complete only one module or all modules in the entire series
  • Complete the modules in any order.
  • Receive up to 12-hours of professional development credit and a certificate for each module completed.
  • This training meets Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) licensing requirements for Child Care Preservice training requirements.

To participate in the online training … Read the detailed login instructions.

The School-Age Environment Rating Scale- update edition (SACERS) is a nationally recognized scale that evaluates the quality of school-age care programs. In this 4-part series participants will learn about the SACERS and how to use it for self-assessment. Participants will evaluate their own program and begin to create an action plan to make quality changes in their school-age program environment. Each registered participants MUST attend all 4 online live sessions and complete all out-of-class activities. If you miss an online live session you have dropped the course and must retake the entire series. Center program directors/ supervisors can earn points on the Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS) by attending this series.