This course is part of the Fit and Healthy Kids series. The Fit and Healthy Kids Series on-demand classes consist of 2-hour of online course work at your own pace. A team of University of Nebraska Extension Professionals offers the Fit and Healthy Kids series on-demand programming to help increase the use of best practices in caring for and educating young children across the state.

Brief Description of Training:  This presentation provided learners with an introduction to autism spectrum disorder.

As a result of this training participants will:

1.     Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of autism in their childcare setting

2.     Learn strategies for discussing the diagnosis with caregivers.

3.     Next steps for accessing diagnosis and support.                                                                              

Child Development Subject Area:  Principles of Child Growth and Development
Nebraska Core Competencies:  Child Growth and Development


This course is part of the Fit and Healthy Kids series. The Fit and Healthy Kids Series on-demand classes consist of 2-hour of online course work at your own pace. A team of University of Nebraska Extension Professionals offers the Fit and Healthy Kids series on-demand programming to help increase the use of best practices in caring for and educating young children across the state.

Brief Description of Training:  This presentation provides learners with a brief overview of autism spectrum disorder.

As a result of this training participants will:

1.     Learn strategies they can embed within the daily routines of childcare settings
 to help support children with autism.

2.     Learn the signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.

3.     Use the necessary steps to access support for a child with autism.                                                      

Child Development Subject Area:  Principles of child growth and development
Nebraska Core Competencies:  Child Growth and Development


This course is part of the Fit and Healthy Kids series. The Fit and Healthy Kids Series on-demand classes consist of 2-hour of online course work at your own pace. A team of University of Nebraska Extension Professionals offers the Fit and Healthy Kids series on-demand programming to help increase the use of best practices in caring for and educating young children across the state.

Brief Description of Training:  Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under age 18. Caring for a child with a food allergy can be challenging.

 As a result of this training participants will:

1.     Watch for the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions in children.
2.     Use specific strategies to reduce the possibility of allergic reactions.
3.     Seek out additional information from a child’s family to reduce allergic reactions.

Child Development Subject Area:  Planning a safe, healthy learning environment
Nebraska Core Competencies:  Health, Safety and Nutrition

This course is part of the Fit and Healthy Kids series. The Fit and Healthy Kids Series on-demand classes consist of 2-hour of online course work at your own pace. A team of University of Nebraska Extension Professionals offers the Fit and Healthy Kids series on-demand programming to help increase the use of best practices in caring for and educating young children across the state.

Brief Description of Training:  Engaging in block play provides a vast array of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) concepts. This training is designed to aid participants in designing environments that promote STEM thinking through block play.

 As a result of this training participants will:

1.     Share the benefits of block play to parents.
2.     Use specific strategies in block play based on a child's developmental level.
3.     BUILD more math talk into centers and in-home care.

Child Development Subject Area:  Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development.
Nebraska Core Competencies:  Planning Learning Experiences/Curriculum

This course is part of the Fit and Healthy Kids series. The Fit and Healthy Kids Series on-demand classes consist of 2-hour of online course work at your own pace. A team of University of Nebraska Extension Professionals offers the Fit and Healthy Kids series on-demand programming to help increase the use of best practices in caring for and educating young children across the state.

Brief Description of Training:  Safe storing, preparing, and serving of foods is just as important in child care programs as serving a balanced diet. Many children and adults get sick from eating foods that are not properly handled or when food safety guidelines are not being followed.

As a result of this training participants will:

1. Identify food safety facts related to child care facilities.

2. Identify My Plate food safety tips to clean, chill, cook, and separate in order to keep food safe.

3. Understand the differences and prevention strategies for foodborne illnesses commonly associated with child care facilities.

Child Development Subject Area: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment
Nebraska Core Competencies:  Health, Safety and Nutrition

This course is part of the Fit and Healthy Kids series. The Fit and Healthy Kids Series on-demand classes consist of 2-hour of online course work at your own pace. A team of University of Nebraska Extension Professionals offers the Fit and Healthy Kids series on-demand programming to help increase the use of best practices in caring for and educating young children across the state.

Brief Description of Training:  What do all of those words on food packages mean? How do I tell if a food is a whole grain? Join us to answer these mysterious questions and more! Learn about the many benefits of whole grains along with ideas for preparing and serving whole-grain foods children will love.

 As a result of this training participants will:

1.  Identify the foods in the grain group along with the health benefits of grains.
2.  Identify which foods meet CACFP’s criteria as whole grain-rich.
3.  Understand how to increase the number of whole grains served to children at meal and snack time.                                                                                                                                                                
Child Development Subject Area:  Planning a safe, healthy learning environment

Nebraska Core Competencies:  Health, Safety and Nutrition

This course is part of the Fit and Healthy Kids series. The Fit and Healthy Kids Series on-demand classes consist of 2-hour of online course work at your own pace. A team of University of Nebraska Extension Professionals offers the Fit and Healthy Kids series on-demand programming to help increase the use of best practices in caring for and educating young children across the state.

In this course, participants will learn that music is a natural part of a child’s everyday life. Not only does it help them develop language and social skills but forms a part of their play time. This training will explore music of the home-from play to sleep. Songs will include lullabies, outside play songs, songs on a rainy day and much more.

This course is part of the Fit and Healthy Kids series. The Fit and Healthy Kids Series on-demand classes consist of 2-hour of online course work at your own pace. A team of University of Nebraska Extension Professionals offers the Fit and Healthy Kids series on-demand programming to help increase the use of best practices in caring for and educating young children across the state.

Brief Description of Training:  Yogapalooza with Bari Koral: Incorporate Yoga into the Classroom with music, mindfulness, beloved activities, tips, and fun tools.

As a result of this training participants will:

1.     Explain how mindfulness supports the child wellbeing in different ways.
2.     Identify a variety of techniques to help calm and soothe yourself.
3.     Identify child-friendly yoga poses and their benefits.

Child Development Subject Area: Positive ways to support children’s social and emotional development
Nebraska Core Competencies:  Child Growth and Development

This course is part of the Fit and Healthy Kids series. The Fit and Healthy Kids Series on-demand classes consist of 2-hour of online course work at your own pace. A team of University of Nebraska Extension Professionals offers the Fit and Healthy Kids series on-demand programming to help increase the use of best practices in caring for and educating young children across the state.

Title: Mind Full or Mindful-Who are you?

Brief Description of Training:  Is your mind full or worries and thoughts that cause you stress? Learn the benefits of mindfulness and how mindfulness can positively impact your well-being and support you being more present in the moment.
 
As a result of this training participants will:

1.     Identify that not all stress is bad and reflecting on what you have control of.

2.     Describe the connection between mindfulness and social-emotional learning.

3.     Be able to find tools, resources and support for continuing your learning of
 mindfulness practice.

Child Development Subject Area: Positive ways to support children’s social and emotional development
Nebraska Core Competencies:  Planning learning experiences/curriculum


Look Who’s Hatching is a program available from Nebraska Extension for all early childhood settings such as preschools, family, and center-based childcare programs with preschool-age children.

This one hour online webinar prepares educators focuses on what educators can expect using the Look Who's Hatching curriculum and how to use of the program's materials.  This workshop is required for all Look Who's Hatching participants to complete before receiving their incubator, eggs, and curriculum.   

This course is part of the Fit and Healthy Kids series. The Fit and Healthy Kids Series on-demand classes consist of 2-hour of online course work at your own pace. A team of University of Nebraska Extension Professionals offers the Fit and Healthy Kids series on-demand programming to help increase the use of best practices in caring for and educating young children across the state.

Brief Description of Training:  Tinkering helps children to understand you have to fail a few times, sometimes many times, in order to get the right answer. It is a safe way for children to go through the process of trial and error – which is an experience that children need, to develop the kind of higher-order thinking skills necessary in our rapidly changing world.

As a result of this training participants will:

1.     Identify ways to share information with parents.
2.     Design environments to promote young children’s learning.
3.     Plan activities that encourage children to explore, discover, be imaginative, and use their senses.                                                                                   
Child Development Subject Area:  Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development.
Nebraska Core Competencies:  Planning Learning Experiences/Curriculum

This course is part of the Fit and Healthy Kids series. The Fit and Healthy Kids Series on-demand classes consist of 2-hour of online course work at your own pace. A team of University of Nebraska Extension Professionals offers the Fit and Healthy Kids series on-demand programming to help increase the use of best practices in caring for and educating young children across the state.

Brief Description of Training:  This presentation discussed what we know from research studies about how the amount of sleep and the quality of sleep influences behaviors in children, youth and parents.

As a result of this training participants will:

1.     Encourage parents to look at the child’s sleep patterns.

2.     Watch for snoring and being tired despite sufficient sleep time.

3.     Be consistent with nap time routines.                                                                                            

Child Development Subject Area:  Steps to advance children’s physical
 and intellectual development.

Nebraska Core Competencies:  Health, Safety and Nutrition