Safe Sleep - 2021 (Revised) is a professional development course specifically designed for Iowa child care providers working with infants. Participants will increase their understanding of current Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research models, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) risk reduction recommendations, the importance of tummy time, the necessary components of a safe sleep policy and unresponsive infant drill in the child care environment.

Training Credit

  • 2 hours upon completion of face-to-face or online series

Training Audience

  • Child Care Centers (CCC) and Preschools
  • Child Development Homes (CDH)
  • Child Care Homes accepting Child Care Assistance (CCHA)

i-PoWeR Professional Workforce Registry

Iowa's Early Childhood and School Age Professional Workforce Registry (i-PoWeR) is a comprehensive registry where you can find and enroll in the Department of Human Services (DHS) approved professional development opportunities related to early childhood and school-age professionals. It will also maintain a record of your professional achievements. Approved training opportunities can be accessed by visiting i-PoWeR below.

i-PoWeR Link

Resources for Safe Sleep

CCR&R strives to support professional education and ensure home providers are offering best child care practices. These resources are intended to assist with implementation of new skills and procedures as providers work to improve the quality of services they offer.

Resources & Tools

Iowa SIDS Foundation

Website link

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Safe Sleep Toolkit from HHS

Toolkit

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Training Narrative

Safe Sleep - 2021 (Revised)

  • Increase understanding of current Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research models
  • Learn the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) risk reduction recommendations
  • Increase understanding of the importance of tummy time
  • Learn the components of a safe sleep policy
  • Learn the unresponsive infant drill for a child care environment