What's In This Kit?
This training kit provides early childhood professionals with important information about food allergies and strategies to manage them in the child care setting. This training program contains the following components:
Who's the Target Audience?
The target audiences for this training kit are beginning, intermediate, and advanced Learners who are working with young children (birth through 5 years).
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Preparation time for this kit is estimated at 1.5 hours. Implementation and actual training time is 3.0 hours, which includes 1.5 hours of Face-to-Face Training and 1.5 hours of Independent Study and an Applied Activity Project.
By the end of this training, Learners will be able to:
National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria (2005). More information on NAEYC's learning standards can be found at www.naeyc.org.
— For each child with special health care needs, food allergies, or special nutrition needs, the child's health care provider gives the program an individualized care plan that is prepared in consultation with family members and specialists involved in the child's care. (5.B.05a)
— The program protects children with food allergies from contact with the problem food. The program asks families of a child with food allergies to give consent for posting information about that child's food allergy and, if consent is given, they post information in the food preparation area and in areas of the facility the child uses so it is a visual reminder to all those who interact with the child during the program day. (5.B.05b)
National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs, National Association of Child Care Professionals (NACCP) (2005). More information on NACCP's learning standards can be found at www.naccp.org.
— Meals and snacks meet the nutritional needs of children, are properly prepared and stored. (C22)
— The center has a written plan for dealing with medical emergencies. (C20)
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