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Courses:

Age-Appropriate Nutrition, Feeding, and Support for Breastfeeding
As a child care provider, you play a vital role in helping infants and young children develop healthy eating patterns that can benefit them well into their adult years. During this 2-hour course, we will focus on the importance of good nutrition for infants and young children. You will be presented with information that is intended to help you gain a better understanding of age appropriate feeding practices, breastfeeding recommendations, methods for appropriate bottle feeding, transitioning to solid foods, and general nutrition recommendations for young children. This course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. 
Credit Hours: 2 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Age-Appropriate Physical Activity for Children
Age-Appropriate Physical Activity for Children is a 2-hour course that is part of a series of online trainings designed to help you, as child care providers and directors, implement current, research-based best practices in your child care environments. During this course, you will learn why regular activity is crucial for children of all ages, how to match specific activities to stages of development, and how to modify activities for children with special needs. This course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.  
Credit Hours: 2 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Healthy Eaters: Infant and Toddler Nutrition in Child Care Settings
From the moment of conception, the human body depends on nutrition for growth, development, and long-term survival. Adequate nutrition during early childhood is one of the key ways to ensure healthy growth and development. This 1-hour course is designed to familiarize child care providers with the nutritional needs of infants and toddlers and the best strategies for meeting these needs. This course was developed and produced by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
Healthy Habits: Encouraging Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Young Children
Obesity rates in the U.S. have increased dramatically over the past several decades. As a result, health professionals are cautioning that we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. This 1-hour course is designed to help child care providers understand the importance of developing healthy nutrition and physical activity habits in young children and to equip them with specific strategies to encourage these habits in their child care programs. Funding for this course was provided by Office of Title V and Family Health, Texas Department of State Health Services using Title V Maternal and Child Block Grant Funds. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 7.00
Old Wives' Tales: Myths about Feeding Children
This presentation contrasts commonly held myths regarding feeding young children with best practice recommendations. 
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : 5.00