ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI119: Food Allergies in the Early Care Setting as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of September.
Food allergies are on the rise in the United States and continue to be a public health concern. More than 3 million children in the U.S have food allergies, a number that has doubled since 2002. This course provides an overview of food allergies and basic food allergy safety principles to employ in the early care setting. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the center’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for children and staff who suffer from food allergies, identify the eight major food allergens, list the theories associated with the rise in food allergies, and identify the importance of food labeling and packaging.
“Child food allergies are a critical topic that all childcare providers should be properly trained and educated on,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course provides key insight into the different types of food allergies, and the best steps to take to provide the safest environment possible for young children.”
This one-hour training course is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation in September. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in professional development courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase child care training courses as block hours through CCEI online enrollment. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.