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.