In this video, learn why sleep safety trainings are important in child care settings. Learn how to develop strategies and practices to keep our youngest children safe while in care.
It's important for children to get enough sleep. Learn how sleep is key to how your child learns, grows, and even behaves.
All staff, parents/guardians, volunteers, and others who care for infants in the early care and education setting should follow safe sleep practices as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Cribs must be in compliance with current U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ASTM International safety standards. See Standard 126.96.36.199 for more information.
View this webinar, developed as part of the Little Voices for Healthy Choices Initiative, to find out about the importance of sleep for infants and very young children. Learn how children’s sleep can have an impact on their families, caregivers, and communities. Dr. Barry Marx, a pediatrician and sleep expert, shares his knowledge. The webinar also includes the Teaching Artists from Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts.
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.
Teachers have a role in providing a sleep environment that is comfortable and safe for the children in their care, while honoring families’ cultural beliefs. Teachers and home visitors will find the following information on sleep useful, as they can be a valuable resource to families in creating safe sleeping arrangements for their babies.