IN-PERSON TRAINING

Training Offerings

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WE ARE AVAILABLE FOR TRAINING IN ALL 50 STATES!

Our training is approved to meet your professional development requirements in the following states:

What Participants are Saying:

"My view of preparedness drastically changed after taking this course. The content was well prepared and it was concise."

"I learned how to be prepared. Every childcare worker needs to take this course."

 

ACTIVE SHOOTER

PREPAREDNESS TRAINING

Learning Goals and Objectives:

Participants gain a deeper understanding of active shooter situations:

  • Historical background of active shooter incidents in the United States

  • How to best prepare -- how to perform drills

  • How to most effectively respond

  • How law enforcement typically responds

  • How to secure your facility

  • How to develop a plan of action to counteract these situations

Course Description

Active shooter preparedness training for early childhood professionals is a critical component to keeping child care programs safe and secure. Unfortunately, active shooter events are on the rise. There were 418 mass shootings in 2019, and child care professionals need to train for these events just as they would for a fire, tornado, flood, or earthquake. 

 

We designed our training course to meet the specific needs of early childhood professionals. We provide lectures, discussion, and hands-on activities designed to make your staff more prepared and empowered. We work with teachers in the classroom to develop and test response strategies and techniques. A typical course runs 3 hours, but any training can be customized to fit your schedule. To keep groups manageable, we usually conduct the session to 50 participants at a time. 

 

At our active shooter preparedness training and workshops, participants learn evidence-based techniques and strategies on how to prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident. Participants learn how to conduct drills, develop a customized plan, and work together to ensure staff, teachers, and children are best prepared. The course also features a hands-on portion, where the tools and techniques discussed in the class are put to use. 

 

We are aware of other companies providing active shooter preparedness training with simulated violence and gunfire. We condemn these types of training, and we never simulate gunfire or perform unannounced drills during our active shooter preparedness training. Our training sessions are conducted in a calm, safe, and comfortable environment. Read a letter from our Executive Director, Andrew Roszak, about the dangers of simulated violence and unannounced drills.

 

FIRE SAFETY, PREVENTION, AND EXTINGUISHER USAGE

Learning Goals and Objectives:

​Our training program provides early childhood professionals with the hands-on experience they need to become familiar with fire extinguisher operations:

  • Learn the differences between types of fire extinguishers 

  • Maintenance requirements 

  • Use a fire extinguisher with the
    P-A-S-S Method 

  • How to properly extinguish a fire

Course Description

Each year approximately 560 fires occur in early childhood programs. That equates to nearly 2 fires each day. Early childhood professionals need to know how to effectively use fire extinguishers before an emergency occurs.

 

This course runs approximately 2 hours and provides participants with classroom and hands-on training. The classroom portion covers fire safety, fire basics/chemistry, the elements of a fire inspection, fire extinguishment techniques, and response options for fires. We then move outside and allow participants to extinguish a live or simulated fire with a fire extinguisher.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS,

RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

Learning Goals and Objectives:

  • Ensure early childhood professionals have the information they need to properly prepare for emergencies and disasters

  • Discuss emergency preparedness planning, requirements, best practices and resources

  • Participants are encouraged to bring their existing emergency preparedness plans to the course - so that the plans can be reviewed and updated

 

Course Description

Our goal is to help early childhood organizations prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters and emergencies. We conduct multidisciplinary workshops to ensure that emergency management, public health, first responders, and early childhood organizations establish relationships before an emergency event.

 

This course features an overview of emergency preparedness procedures. We also review your existing plan and ensure it is compliant with the applicable guidelines for your licensing authority. Topics covered include severe weather, man-made hazards, chemicals and toxins, public health emergencies, evacuation and relocation, shelter in place, crisis communications, and family reunification. We help organizations create detailed emergency response and recovery plans, as well as teach providers how to implement and practice preparedness training and drills in an age-appropriate manner to staff, parents, and children.

 

EMERGENCY PLAN

DEVELOPMENT AND REVIEW

Learning Goals and Objectives:

  • Site assessment of your facility and review of your current emergency plan

  • Send us your existing emergency plan and let us know of any rules or regulations that you must follow concerning coronavirus (if you have state regulations, please let us know)

  • We will then review the existing emergency plan and identify any areas for improvement

  • We will cross walk the plan with the coronavirus guidance from CDC and any applicable state regulations that you have identified

  • We will develop written recommendations on how you can improve your plan, along with sample language

Course Description

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are also including a prevention and cleaning component to our assessment. We will provide customized recommendations for keeping your program cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected, and we will also make recommendations for a potential second outbreak. Your emergency plan development and review can take place on-site at your child care program, or online via a Zoom session.

 

Our assessment will also cover the basics of contact tracing within your child care program and your community. Our Senior Safety Advisor, Ronald Roszak, is certified in Contact Tracing from Johns Hopkins University and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Ron is certified in:

 

  • The Basics of COVID-19

  • Basics of Contact Tracing for COVID-19

  • Steps to Investigate Cases and Trace Their Contacts

  • Ethics of Contact Tracing and Technological Tools

  • Skills for Effective Communication

 

SITE SAFETY ASSESSMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Course Description

Participants can enhance their safety and security by allowing us to conduct a safety, security, and risk assessment of your location(s). Our comprehensive assessment includes a site walk around, review of current procedures, observation of currently existing practices, such as procedures for pick up and drop off, transfer of care, transitions with the children, and overall site security. Participants will receive a customized report that includes observations, analysis of current policy and procedures, best practices, and recommendations for the facility.​

 

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS TRAINING AND CONSULTATIONS

Learning Goals and Objectives:

The coronavirus has changed our daily lives and brought many changes to the early childhood community. We created a COVID-19 coronavirus online training bundle, and we are now able to bring these training courses on-site for your program. Our pandemic preparedness experts will guide your program in:

 

  • COVID-19 coronavirus essential information

  • Food safety considerations for early childhood programs during COVID-19

  • Behavioral and mental health issues due to COVID-19

  • Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting your facility

  • Reopening your program after COVID-19: Operational and legal considerations

  • Preparing for a future pandemic or public health crisis

Course Description

Our pandemic preparedness experts can help guide your program through COVID-19 outbreaks, closures, and cold and flu season. We will discuss sick policies, keeping your team safe, and communicating with parents, families, and the local community. Our training will also cover other safety policies that may have been overlooked due to coronavirus. This training can take place in-person or over Zoom.

SAFETY SUMMIT

Learning Goals and Objectives:

Your Safety Summit Includes:

  • Active Shooter Preparedness Training 

  • Emergency Plan Development
    and Review

  • Fire Safety, Prevention, and Extinguisher Usage

 

Course Description

An all-day event designed to provide child care providers with the latest preparedness information, tools, and resources. Our instructors have real-world emergency preparedness experience and expertise, and our trainings are designed and developed specifically for the early childhood community.

 

KEYNOTE SPEECHES

Course Description:

Our award-winning experts are available to provide keynote speeches, webinars, consensus-building exercises, and guest speaking engagements. We cover a wide variety of topics from pandemic preparedness, public and environmental health, emergency preparedness, disaster response and recovery, law policy and regulation, early childhood education, law enforcement, and security. Your event is sure to be a success -- we work to keep the audience engaged, enthusiastic, and ready to learn more!

ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS FOR HOUSES OF WORSHIP

Learning Goals and Objectives:

Houses of Worship provide an open and welcoming environment, and that can, unfortunately, make them a target for violent individuals. We have created training specifically for Houses of Worship, taking into account their unique settings:​ Our active shooter preparedness for Houses of Worship mirrors the curriculum for our active shooter preparedness training for child care programs. During our training, participants will learn to: 

  • Discuss the various types of attacks that take place in religious institutions

  • Study attacker profiles

  • Define situational awareness

  • Discuss how to implement Houses of Worship safety teams

  • Actionable security tips for religious organizations

  • Review historical events

 

Course Description

Attackers have long targeted Houses of Worship with varied agendas. We have designed an Active Shooter Preparedness training that provides lectures, discussion, and hands-on activities. We work with church leaders, greeters, ushers, and church security personnel. A typical course runs 3 hours, but the training can be customized to fit your schedule and time availability.

 

We will review and learn from past incidents to develop safety plans and response options. We are aware of other companies providing active shooter preparedness training with simulated violence and gunfire. We condemn these training types, and we never simulate gunfire or perform unannounced drills during our active shooter preparedness training. Our training sessions are conducted in a calm, safe, and comfortable environment.

 

REOPENING HOUSES OF WORSHIP AFTER COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

Learning Goals and Objectives:

​This course provides all the essential information that we review in our Coronavirus Training Bundle. We take into account the specific challenges for Houses of Worship, and we discuss:

  • The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic 

  • Pre-work that religious organizations can do before, during, and after reopening 

  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting

  • Communication with the congregation 

  • Operational and legal considerations

Course Description

Houses of Worship throughout the country face challenges in safely opening their buildings for worship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have designed a class specifically for Houses of Worship. We will discuss what preliminary work is needed to safely open, such as signage, seating design, and ordering supplies for cleaning. We will also cover the use of greeters and ushers and their new responsibilities. In addition to reviewing proper cleaning procedures, we will also cover communion, collections, choirs, and how to address other activities such as preschools, counseling, and food banks. A typical course runs for 2 hours.

REOPENING YOUR DAY CAMP AFTER COVID-19

Learning Goals and Objectives:

We can help get your day camp safe and secure for children and staff. Our experts will work with you to create a customized program that’s unique to your camp’s setting. We will create safety protocols for:

 

  • Food safety considerations during COVID-19

  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting

  • COVID-19 basics

 

Course Description

We have designed a course specifically for those preparing to open day camps while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic challenges. In addition to covering COVID basics, the course will also cover topics of cleaning, food safety, and preparing your building and grounds for children. We will also cover some creative activities that can be used safely with the children. The course typically runs for 2 hours.

 

STOP THE BLEED TRAINING

Learning Goals and Objectives:

  • How to save lives by controlling bleeding through the use of direct pressure or tourniquets

  • How to determine where on the body each action would be appropriate

  • Items needed for a basic first aid kit

Course Description

Andrew and Ron are certified Stop the Bleed instructors. This training teaches participants how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and provide immediate help. Our goal is to prepare as many people as possible to learn stop the bleed techniques, so participants are better prepared to save lives during a severe bleeding event.

Course Description


Andrew and Ron are certified Stop the Bleed instructors. This training teaches participants how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and provide immediate help. Our goal is to prepare as many people as possible to learn stop the bleed techniques, so participants are better prepared to save lives during a severe bleeding event.





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