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Certain triggers, such as persistent infant crying, may lead some caregivers who are highly stressed to shake young infants. This can result in abusive head trauma that damages a baby's brain. Find out ways to strengthen protective factors that can help keep children safe.

Dr. Rachel Moon, an expert on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), presents the updated 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force recommendations that relate to safe sleep practices in early childhood education (ECE) programs.

Dr. Marilyn Bull, pediatrician and national expert on child passenger safety, discusses how to keep children safe in motor vehicles. Learn how your program can use the car seat flip charts to help families:

The Positive Eating Environment Self-Assessment for Early Care and Education (ECE) Programs offers a brief, user-friendly way to assess basic mealtime practices. Learn how this assessment can help center-based and family child care programs that serve 3 to 5 year olds.

Certain triggers, such as persistent infant crying, may lead some caregivers who are highly stressed to shake young infants. This can result in abusive head trauma that damages a baby's brain. Find out ways to strengthen protective factors that can help keep children safe.

Encourage Healthy Eating Habits

During the first five years, children constantly acquire new skills and knowledge. Caregivers who know what children can do and how they can get hurt can protect them from injury.1

Use this quick guide for tips on recognizing the causes of stress. Find steps to help reduce your stress and learn how the stress you experience affects the behavior of the children in your life.

Father-friendly environments can help create chances for engagement. Create an environment fathers will want to be a part of by considering what they see, hear, and feel when they walk into your program.

In this webinar, learn how three localities are focusing on building, expanding, and sustaining quality in their early learning communities. These communities have initiatives that encompass both coaching and facilities, and use financing in creative ways to address building and sustaining q