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Naptime Routines

ITEM #: 4400610

What's In This Kit?
This training kit provides teachers with strategies on implementing a high-quality naptime routine through setting a peaceful mood, creating naptime expectations, and planning rest time activities for those children who do not sleep. This training program contains the following components:

  • Expected training outcomes and learning objectives
  • Training research, models, benchmarks
  • Preparation and implementation steps
  • Handouts
  • The article "Implementing a High-Quality Naptime Routine" by Lana Button
  • References and resources
  • Training Certificate for Learner Certificate of Attendance and Participation

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audiences for this training kit are beginning and intermediate Learners who are working with preschoolers (3 years through 5 years). This kit is designed to help participants implement a high-quality naptime routine, and to create planned activities for children who do not fall asleep during naptime.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is estimated at 1.0 hours. Implementation and actual training time is 3.5 hours, which includes 2.0 hours of face-to-face training and 1.5 hours of independent study and an applied activity project.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Learner will describe at least 2 sleep challenges of young children.
  2. Learner will determine and implement at least 3 strategies for creating a high-quality naptime routine.
  3. Learner will create and implement at least 1 alternative planned activity for children who do not sleep.

These training outcomes address the following American standards:

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria (2005). www.naeyc.org. Developmental knowledge and approaches are used to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging environments (4b).
  • Head Start Performance Standards (Federal Register, November 5, 1-6, Volume 6, Number 215). www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/. Children grow in independence in hygiene, nutrition, and personal care when eating, dressing, washing hands, brushing teeth, and toileting.
  • National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs, National Association of Child Care Professionals (2005). www.naccp.org . Healthy habits are encouraged to promote good physical health and development.

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