California Breathing collaborates with state and regional organizations to improve asthma in child care settings by sharing resources, and providing funding to child care programs through our Strategic Plan Implemenation Grants. One of resources we make available is our Asthma Education for Child Care and Preschool Staff manual and video.
Asthma Education for Childcare and Preschool Staff
This is a comprehensive, multimedia training course and resource guide developed for people who work with children who have asthma in preschools, childcare centers, and family childcare homes. Presented as online streaming video with a companion PDF guidebook, this resource provides valuable information for teachers, parents, and other caregivers.
The 43 minute video is divided into 4 segments including: What is asthma, asthma management, triggers and the environment, and plans and policies. The complementary, 105 page, PDF guidebook (5MB) is divided into 4 corresponding chapters. The guidebook also includes resources and sample forms that can be used by preschool teachers and child care providers. Click here to access ASTHMA EDUCATION FOR CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOL STAFF.
Asthma Information Packet for Child Care Providers
The Child Care Health Program has just released this resource which was created with funding from First 5 California. Some components are available for download. The Packet includes a DVD in both Spanish and English of "The Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers," a video created by the Emergency Medical Services Authority. In addition, there is a handbook in English and Spanish which include a variety of tools, such as:
- Sample Asthma Action Plan
- Classroom guide for reducing and removing triggers
- Information to help guide communication with parents
To download these materials in English and now Spanish, please visit the Child Care Health Project's website