Educational Resources

These guidelines were recently published by the Maine Department of Education, based on best available evidence from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics has developed a number of FREE on-line professional development courses for early education and child care professionals, including the Medication Administration course. Please click the web link or contact Debra Kramlich at for more information:

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education – lots of free resources!:

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI) is a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, specializing in providing online training and certificates, child care registry development, and administrative solutions for the early care and education industry. This is the link to access HLTH105: Medication Administration in the Child Care Environment.

Sample Health Guideline: This health guideline is based on evidence from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs (5th ed.).
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Sample Guideline for Management of Medications and Therapies: This guideline is based on evidence from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control.
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This is a link to my recorded presentation on Current Management of Acute and Chronic Health Conditions in Child Care & Education Settings:
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Note: Additional templates and guidelines are available on request and can be individualized to meet child care provider needs