Safe Baby, Safe Child

5 Clock Hours / 0.5 CEUs / $34.00

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Course Description

This course applies to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

In this course you will learn the importance of identifying sentinel injuries and how to recognize symptoms of and ways to prevent traumatic brain injuries in children. This course covers information on and risk factors for abusive head trauma (previously called shaken baby syndrome). Learn ways to manage stress and handle children's difficult developmental stages, including several helpful strategies to soothe crying babies.

See the learning outcomes and topics listed below for more information on what is covered in this course.

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Safe Baby, Safe Child
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Safe Baby, Safe Child
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Course formats

This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/testing) and our fully online format. Click here to learn more about Care Courses' training formats.

Acceptance information

This course is accepted for child care professional development training requirements in most states and for the CDA credential and for CDA renewal training requirements.

Specific state information:

  • Missouri: This course is not accepted for your safe sleep training requirement.
  • North Carolina: This course is not accepted for North Carolina's required SIDS training. 
  • Washington State: This course is not accepted for Washington Merit or Washington Stars clock hours.

NAC training

The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential. Click here for more approved NAC training.

Learning outcomes

After completing Safe Baby, Safe Child you will be able to explain the types, causes, and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries to infants and young children and ways to prevent such injuries; describe the symptoms and risk factors of shaken baby syndrome; describe the reasons for infants’ crying and ways to soothe infants; identify infants’ and young children’s other difficult developmental phases and strategies for handling their difficult behaviors; and identify strategies for handling and responding to caregiver stress.

Topics covered

  • Results of traumatic brain injury
  • Sentinel Injuries
  • Ways to prevent traumatic brain injury for young children
  • Ways to recognize and prevent abusive head trauma 
  • Results of abusive head trauma in infants and young children
  • Major reasons adults shake infants and young children 
  • Risk factors for becoming a victim of abusive head trauma
  • Ways to soothe crying babies
  • Ways to cope with young children's difficult developmental stages
  • Ways to manage stress as a caregiver


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.

What our students say about Safe Baby, Safe Child:

"I loved the convenience of this online class, and the knowledge that I had a number to call in case things did not go well. Fortunately, they could not have gone better!  To get a score of 100% put an additional smile on my face."  – Burnsville, Minnesota

“This course helped make me more aware of potential dangers and hazards. It also help me understand infants and young children a little better.” – Albany, New York

"I loved the courses [Safe Baby, Safe Child and Creating Schedules and Routines]. They were very easy to follow and had a lot of information. I also liked how quickly my tests were graded. Thank you for offering such a great training program." – Pearland, Texas

"I truly appreciate your service. Being the owner of a 24hr Family Daycare Facility has all types of challenges in today's market; efficient time management being a main one. Being able to educate myself (not only to meet requirements but to truly enhance my development) is essential to maintaining the quality service I hope to provide. Being able to do it, as time allows, is a blessing truly appreciated. Your course-work provides thought provoking insight into the care and nurturing of the little ones that grace my portals and for that I commend you." – Baltimore, Maryland

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 50 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. If you fail to get a 70% on your second attempt, we will ask you to contact us at We will review your course and be in touch.

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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