Any infant who sleeps while in a child care setting is considered at risk for SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths. It is important for providers to ensure that all infants are sleeping in a safe environment. Safe Sleep is one of the optional training that is recommended for new licensees and/or new staff. It is also a training that established providers can take to help meet the required training hours for licensing.
AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) offers a free online learning module on Reducing the Risk of SIDS and SUID in Early Education and Child Care for early education and child care providers. This training is currently available through 10/02/2020 and offers 1.0 contract hrs of training. You will be able to register right from this page once you have an AAP Individual account set-up.
This is a free account that allows you to access this training, as well as, additional training and resources.
- Go to http://shop.aap.org
- Go to Create an Account
- Select Account Type – Individual, and enter the required fields.
- Continue by entering the required fields in the Account Information and Primary Contact Information sections.
- Once complete you will be presented with your AAP ID Number
Better Kids Care On Demand Distance Education system provides professional development online. Better Kids is part of PennState Extension. At this time Safe Sleep Practices for Caregivers: reduce the Risk of SUID is offered as a free course. A certificate is provided.
To access Better Kids Care On Demand you do need to set up an account. All you need is your own (personal) email account to do this.
You can also take Resilient Caregivers: ‘Bouncing Back’ from Stress as a free course with certificate.