The Department of Early Education and Care has developed this training for educators and caregivers to promote safe sleep practices and reduce the risks of SUID. Please note that the term "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome" or "SIDS" is no longer in use and that the proper phrase is now "Sudden Unexpected Infant Death" or SUID.
In order to receive your certification, please view the Powerpoint below. Make certain that you put the presentation into "present" mode in order to hear the audio. At the end of the presentation, click on the link to view the examination and receive your certification.
Required training for child care employees
You must take EEC's training on Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID):
- Every three (3) years if you are a Family Child Care Provider or Assistant; or
- Every two (2) years if you work with infants in a Group Child Care center.
To complete the training:
- View the SUID presentation
- Take the quiz
- Print, sign, and save the SIDS Training certificate of completion
For more information on SUID
For more information on Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID):
- Please view our handout on "Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care", and "SUID self-study guide" in the Additional Resources section below; and
- Visit the Massachusetts Center for Unexpected Infant and Child Death (formerly the MA SIDS Center) website.