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Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care

1 Clock Hour / 0.1 CEUs

Child Abuse Online Training Course

Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care Course Description: 

Written for all child care facilities and homes, this course will help you understand children’s allergies and how to manage allergies in your program. You’ll learn how to work with families to implement an allergy care plan to prevent allergen exposures and treat allergic reactions. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care you will be able to explain the meanings of the terms “allergy” and “allergic reaction”; identify the signs and symptoms of both mild and severe allergic reactions in children; identify the ways in which children’s exposure to allergens in foods and other substances trigger allergic reactions and how to avoid such exposure; and describe the appropriate response to a child’s severe allergic reaction, including the role of epinephrine.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
UMA-23N9 Online Course English10.1 $12.00

Please note: This course is only offered in the Online Course format.

Attention Maryland Students: This course is accepted as elective training hours.

Attention Minnesota Students: This course is not accepted by MNCPD.

Attention Nevada Students: This course, Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care, is not approved for annual clock hours or to meet the Nevada requirement for training in medication administration and allergies.

Topics Covered in Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care:

  • The meaning of the terms allergy and allergic reaction
  • The types of foods and other substances that can trigger allergic reactions
  • Common types of food allergies in children
  • Symptoms of mild and severe allergic reactions
  • How children might describe an allergic reaction they are experiencing
  • Child care providers’ responsibilities in managing allergy symptoms
  • The importance of Allergy Care Plans for children
  • Components of an Allergy Care Plan
  • Proper treatment of mild allergic reactions
  • Steps for responding to severe allergic reactions including using epinephrine
  • Procedures for reducing children’s exposure to allergens
  • The definition of allergy-induced asthma
  • Child care providers’ responsibilities in managing children’s asthma symptoms

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.

Comments on Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care:


"Your courses [Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care, A Joyful Life of Caregiving, Principles of Child Development and Learning] are exactly what I need to fulfill my annual State's requirements. Everything went wonderfully.” - Cortlandt Manor, New York

"The course [Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care] was great! It’s very important that I can do course work at home on my time :) at my own pace. I have done a few and plan to do more in the near future! Very informative and I’m still learning new things after being an early education teacher for 35 years." - Watertown, Massachusetts

Course completion deadline: This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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Care Courses currently offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free 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 adhere to and sign our honor code, 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 official Care Courses certificates of completion which are accessed in the My Courses area of your account.

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