Register for the Fall 2018 online Child Care Health Advocate Course at Northampton Community College (NCC). The course will run from August 20, 2018 to 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. 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 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.