Register for Fall 2018 Child Care Health Advocate Course

Register for the Fall 2018 online Child Care Health Advocate Course at Northampton Community College (NCC).The course runs from August 20, 2018 through December 15 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. 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 if they meet NCC registration requirements. 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 3 hours of college credit and credit toward renewal of the Director Credential, School-age Credential and CDA.   Download the file below that lists topics covered in the 15 sessions.

Early care and education providers in the following Pennsylvania counties can enroll in the southwest region funded course:  Butler; Beaver; Lawrence; Indiana; Armstrong; Allegheny; Somerset: Bedford; Franklin; Fulton; Huntingdon; Blair and Cambria counties.  Staff from other counties are pemitted to enroll as space permits.(See the attached registration flyer for EARL 160-WB.) 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. Questions? Email: Early Childhood Education, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Updated 7/18/2018.