This childcare training course applies to infants and covers SIDS, SUID, ACEs, safe sleep practices, Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)/Shaken Baby Syndrome, and early brain development. Learn to recognize and prevent AHT, 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, ACEs, safe sleep practices, AHT/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.
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 risk factors that lead to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and the causes and symptoms of Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)/Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS); explain the difference between Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); and describe the caregiver’s role in creating safe, healthy conditions for infants, and in assisting families in making informed choices that promote infant safety.
Attention Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah students: This course fulfills your state training requirements on SIDS, SUID, SBS and Safe Sleep. This course covers the 10th training topic on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in New York.
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.
Topics Covered in Keeping Infants Safe:
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Instructional methodology: Read written material, view videos, listen to audio.
Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.
What students say about Keeping Infants Safe:
I have learned so much from taking this course! I learned how to interact with an infant, how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) impact a child's future and health, how babies communicate, SIDS and SUID, and much more! In addition to opening up my own home daycare facility, I plan to start a family soon. This course was so helpful in not only becoming a home daycare provider, but also in becoming a parent myself one day. Thank you for putting together such an informational course! - Maywood, Illinois
I love everything about Care Courses [Keeping Infants Safe]. The customer service is outstanding and the choice of course topics is perfect. I have taken many courses and enjoyed all of them. I have and will continue to highly recommend care courses to others in the child care business. Thank you. - Sloatsburg, New York