Building a Healthy Start

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The following video series is designed for professional caregivers of infants and toddlers. It is based on Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs. The series was produced by the Alabama Department of Health for the MIECHV program. It is recommended that you complete the sessions in the established order for an optional learning experience.

Feeding Infants in Early Childhood Settings

Module 1

Part 1

Breastfeeding, family style dining and good nutrition for infants in child care. (Length: 26:11)

Part 2

Family style dining and good nutrition for toddlers in child care. (Length: 27:29)


Promoting Physical Activity for Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings

Module 2

Part 1

A developmental approach to promoting physical activity and optimal physical development for infants in care. (Length: 23:13)

Part 2

A developmental approach to promoting physical activity and optional physical development for toddlers n care. (Length: 26:11)


Disaster Basic and Evacuate

Module 3

Part 1

Methods to protect children and infants during disaster and evacuation events. (Length: 38:35)

Part 2

Shelter, lockdown and after a disaster: protecting children in and after disaster evacuation events. (Length: 24:18)


Creating a Healthy Environment for Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings

Module 4

Part 1

Environmental health, overview, air quality and mold. (Length: 30:15)

Part 2

Carbon monoxide, childhood lead poisoning, integrated pest management and poisoning prevention. (Length: 30:46)


Promoting Optimal Social Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings

Module 5

Part 1

Social emotional health, attachment and connection and temperament (Length. 26:33)

Part 2

Optional social and emotional development for infants and toddlers during specific ages and stages. (Length: 31:49)