Healthy Futures

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

​Online Learning Modules

Healthy Futures Curricula PediaLink online learning modules are designed to allow participants to learn independently in a web-based format.

  • Preventing and Managing Infectious Diseases in Early Education and Child Care
    This 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.

    Instructions for accessing the FREE Course.​
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  • Medication Administration in Early Education and Child Care
    This curriculum was designed to educate child care providers who give children medication, but are not licensed health care professionals. Medication is usually given at home by parents or guardians. When a child attends a child care facility, the medication can be administered by child care providers to maintain the health of the child, prevent illness, or relieve symptoms.

    Instructions for accessing the FREE course.

 In-Person Training​ Modules

Healthy Futures in-person training modules are designed to be facilitated by a “trainer” to a group of child care providers.  Resources to facilitate in-person trainings are below. These curricula are divided into modules and include PowerPoint presentations, video clips, activities, forms, and pre- and post-tests. ​

Evaluation Report

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This evaluation report focuses on the implementation and expansion of the Medication Administrationin Early Education and Child Care Settings and Managing Infectious Diseases in Early Education and Child Care Settings curricula into numerous states through AAP Chapter Child Care Contacts. Click here to read the evaluation report for the chapter grants from the Healthy Futures: Improving Health Outcomes for Young Children program.​

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​Support for the Healthy Futures project has been provided through funding from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc..