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Register for the Spring 2018 online Child Care Health Advocate Course at Northampton Community College.The course will run from January 16, 2018 through May 14, 2018. Directors, lead teachers and others in the early education field learn to assess, identify, and prioritize health and safety needs of children and staff, and to collaborate with a nurse or physician child care health consultant. The course provides 15 health and safety modules and 7 web-based live interactive sessions with instructors and classmates. It involves participants in implementation of learning experiences at their own facilities or, for those who are not working in an early education and child care facility, via simulated case studies. All early childhood staff including directors, teachers, assistant teachers and family child care home providers are eligible to enroll. Participants who currently work in a child care facility should ask their program to support their assumption of the child care health advocate role for their program. The course offers college degree credit and credit toward renewal of the Director Credential, School-age Credential and CDA. Pennsylvania providers: check with your Regional Key to see if you are eligible for tuition subsidy for this course either in the subsidized section funded by the Mid-State Regional Key or using a tuition assistance grant. Students who are not from Pennsylvania can join a section of the course that is not tuition subsidized. See the national flyer that has the registration information for students outside Pennsylvania. Download the list of topics covered in the 15 sessions and the registration flyer. The PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics authors and updates the curriculum. Susan Aronson, MD, FAAP participates in teaching the course as a NCC volunteer faculty member. For questions and to register contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500. Ask about EARL 160. Updated 12-6-2017.

ECELS offers professional development through modules and recorded webinars on a fee-for-service basis.    The co-pay review fee is $15.00 per person/per topic. 

Sign-up on this website to receive E-Mail Alerts from ECELS about news or key new postings on this website. Please click on the orange button on the home page to access this function. In addition, child care health consultants have an opportunity to request access to a password-protected site where ECELS is posting lesson plans for qualified instructors. To access this function, select the role "Health Professional, Child Care Health Consultant, Child Care Health Advocate" at the bottom left of the home page, and then click on the button "Health Consultant Registration" for the log-in request. Updated 4/8/14.