Department of Social Services, Building a Stronger Louisiana - Kristy H. Nichols, Secretary
April 16, 2010

Child Care Provider,

Our agency is pleased to announce an on-line training resource for your day care center.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Child Care America has released an online training module on Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in Child Care. This online training module is based off of the AAP Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care Speakers Kit. This FREE course is designed to educate everyone who cares for babies, including child care providers, health care professionals, parents, grandparents, and relatives.

In one hour, participants will learn how to create a safe sleep environment to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep related deaths. With an easy to use format, this course is available 24/7 from your home or office computer. Child care providers will receive a certificate of completion for 1.0 contact hour. The one hour training credit your staff receives from taking this course may be used to satisfy one hour of the required clock hours of annual training which Class A and Class B day care staff are mandated to receive each year.

For instructions on how to access this FREE course, visit The AAP encourages you to disseminate this flyer to anyone who cares for infants.

For more information and materials on how to reduce the risk of SIDS, visit

The Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care online module is supported by Grant No. U46MC04436 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Child Care Bureau and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, to the AA


Angie Badeaux
Child Care Licensing & Regulatory Section

627 N. Fourth St. | Baton Rouge, LA 70802 | PH: (225) 342-0286 | FX: (225) 342-8636 |

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