- Diabetes care for most children involves blood sugar (glucose) monitoring and insulin treatment. Most early education and care programs do not have licensed medical professionals on staff in their programs. Fortunately, the most urgent need of the diabetic child is to avoid low blood sugar, which can be detected and treated easily with minimal training and effort.
- It is estimated that between 1% and 2% of the population has epilepsy. Given that more than 60% of the cases occur before young adulthood, chances are that every teacher has had or will have a child with epilepsy in his or her class. Not all epilepsy syndromes are lifelong - some forms are confined to particular stages of childhood.
- Infants who share a bed with another person, adult or child, are at an increased risk for SIDS.
- Additional resources for information on SIDS.
The Department of Early Education and Care has developed a training presentation on reducing the risk of SIDS in child care. Click on the above link to access this training in English*.
MAC/Apple users, who are experiencing problems accessing the presentation, should try viewing this version of the Reducing the Risk of SIDS file size 17MB training using "Keynote".
Spanish* Chinese* Portuguese* Kreyol Khmer Handouts Handouts Handouts Handouts Handouts Self Study Guide Self Study Guide Self Study Guide
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If you do not have PowerPoint installed on your system, a PowerPoint viewer is available at the following link. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cb9bf144-1076-4615-9951-294eeb832823