Health and Safety Site Visits
Our licensed nurse consultants provide monthly visits to child care centers to assist in health and safety compliance through audits and seminars. Improvement in infection control measures results in reducing disease transmission and less illness in child care settings. Click below to contact our nurse consultants or inquire about services.
Professional Development Trainings
As an Authorized Entity in the Gateways for Opportunity Registry, we provide health and safety trainings as American Heart Association (AHA) CPR, plus Pediatric First Aid, SIDS, SUID with Sleep Precautions, SBS, Blood Borne Pathogens and medication administration. We offer approved Gateways workshops and credential credit in-services ranging from 1 hour to full days at our office or your location. State-approved trainings are available in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri.
Health and Safety Certifications
We offer training to become certified in first aid basics, CPR for adults/children/infants, how to use an AED, and barrier masks under the guidelines of the American Heart Association and/or the American Red Cross. Courses describe the immediate care given to someone with an illness or injury before someone with advanced training arrives and takes over. CPR and First Aid may help someone recover more completely or more quickly and may mean the difference between life and death!
Professional Development Advisor
*The State has currently placed a hold on all PDA work.*
Consultants assist early care and education (ECE) and school-age (SA) care practitioners to plan and achieve career goals. Our professional development advisors have extensive ECE and/or SA work experience, education, and knowledge of available resources related to professional and career development. We are available to assist in:
Exploring careers in early care and education and/or school-age care
Creating a professional development plan
Guidance in building a professional portfolio
Locating available courses and professional development opportunities in your area
Barefoot Books Ambassador
Barefoot Books is an award-winning children’s book publishing company dedicated to bringing high-quality art and story to children from all walks of life. In our work with early childhood programs over the last 25 years we have seen a variety of early literacy resources that range on quality, diversity, durability, and reasonably cost. Barefoot Books has resources that we continually go back to as they have books that children can see themselves in, promote early literacy, are durable for play at all ages, AND fit within your price range.
Barefoot Books offers the following:
Purchase books and other resources directly from a Barefoot Books Ambassador
Host a school-wide, fundraising event for parents, staff and community members (15% of profits come back to the school along with host gifts and rewards!)
Host a private event for family and friends to review and purchase books
FREE online lesson plans for Barefoot Book titles
FREE guided reading discussion guides and lesson plans for Barefoot Book titles