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Healthy Futures Curricula PediaLink Online Learning Module

Published: April 16, 2013

As part of the Healthy Futures: Improving Health Outcomes for Young Children project, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a curriculum for managing infectious diseases designed for early education and child care professionals. The free curriculum is available as both an individual online learning module or as in-person trainings lead by health professionals.

The course provides you with reliable national resources for guidance on preventing and managing infectious diseases and is designed for everyone who cares for children, including health care professionals and child care providers.

Learning Objectives:
Upon its completion, you will be able to:

  • Recognize how infectious diseases (ID) are spread
  • Identify the role of caregivers in preventing or controlling the spread of ID by hygiene, immunization, environmental controls and healthy lifestyle
  • Recognize the actions involved in conducting a daily health check
  • Identify the criteria for excluding an ill child from attending child care and recognize when it is not helpful

View the flyer and visit the Healthy Child Care website for more information on other available courses.