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Keeping Infants Safe

3 Clock Hours / 0.3 CEUs

Baby Safety SIDs Training

Keeping Infants Safe Course Description: 

This childcare training course applies to infants and covers SIDS, safe sleep practices, Shaken Baby Syndrome, and early brain development. Learn to recognize and prevent shaken baby syndrome, understand infant brain development, and take precautions to reduce the risk of SIDS, including the use of safe sleep practices. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Some states have specific baby safety, SIDS, safe sleep practices, Shaken Baby Syndrome and early brain development requirements. Please read below to see how this course can be used for these requirements. Keeping Infants Safe certificates are individualized for those states with specific requirements.


Learning Outcomes: After completing Keeping Infants Safe you will be able to describe how infants’ brains grow and change during the first two years of life; identify the causes and symptoms of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS); identify risk factors and avoid practices that lead to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); and explain the difference between Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
KIS-13N9 CourseBook English30.3 $25.00
KIS-23N9 Online Course English30.3 $25.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either  CourseBook OR Online Course format.

Core of Knowledge/Core Competency/Training Category Info Pages: AlabamaDelawareMarylandMinnesotaNew YorkOregonSouth Carolina, and Vermont.

Attention Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah students: This course fulfills your state training requirements on SIDS, SUID, SBS and Safe Sleep.

Attention Maryland Students: This course fulfills your state training requirements on SIDS.

Attention Michigan Students: This course may be used by caregivers working in centers to fulfill Michigan’s safe sleep and shaken baby syndrome training requirements. This course may not be used by family child care providers to fulfill Michigan’s safe sleep and shaken baby syndrome training requirements.

Attention Missouri students: This course does not meet the Missouri requirement for safe sleep training or for the annual clock hours of child-care related training.

Attention Minnesota Students: This course does not meet Minnesota’s mandated SUID and AHT training requirement.

Attention Nevada and North Carolina Students: This course is not accepted for the Nevada or North Carolina SIDS requirement.

Attention Wisconsin students: This course fulfills the state requirement for SIDS risk reduction procedures, but it does not fulfill Wisconsin's requirement for Shaken Baby Syndrome. Check here for information on how our course Safe Baby, Safe Child can be used for the SBS training requirement.

Topics Covered in 

Keeping Infants Safe:

  • Brain development during infancy 
  • Ways to recognize and prevent shaken-baby syndrome
  • What is meant by SUID and SIDS
  • Major risk factors for SIDS
  • Ways to reduce the risk of SIDS

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

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Care Courses offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official mailed certificate of completion. The CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

Clock hours and CEUs are documented on original Care Courses certificates of completion mailed through the US Post Office. All course formats receive an original mailed certificate. Once you have completed a course and submitted your answers to us you can expect to receive your certificate within 10 business days (depending on the grading & certificate option you choose).

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