What Early Childhood Professionals Need to Know About COVID-19 Coronavirus Online Training Courses

Updated: 6 days ago



COVID-19 Coronavirus Training Bundle Is Now Available

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is an unprecedented health crisis. We know there are concerns, especially among early childhood professionals. So, we wanted to provide this information to you so that you can be as informed as possible. This is an evolving situation, and public health officials do not have all the answers yet, but we will be presenting on what we do know so far. Find out more about our COVID-19 coronavirus training bundle, which has over 9 hours of online training to respond to and recover from COVID-19.


Who Are These Online Training Courses For?

Any individual that’s interested in learning more about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic can take our training courses. But, the course material is tailor-made for early childhood professionals, those that care for infants, toddlers, and children, Child Care Resource and Referral organizations, parents, child care providers, directors and administrators, and early childhood learning institutions.

What to Expect From Our COVID-19 Coronavirus Training Bundle

Our online training courses provide access to the latest scientific-based information, as well as childcare resources. Our online courses are led by expert instructors with backgrounds in public health, environmental health, pandemic preparedness, mental and behavioral health, food safety, and emergency preparedness. Online course participants will learn from a mix of slides, graphics, resources, videos, interviews, and real-world scenarios.

Get Access to the Following:

  • What Early Childhood Professionals Need to Know About COVID-19 Coronavirus: 1.5 Hours

  • Updated Information Throughout the Pandemic

  • Food Safety During COVID-19 Coronavirus: 1.5 Hours

  • Domestic Violence Issues and Awareness: 30 Minutes

  • Behavioral and Mental Health Considerations: 1.5 Hours

  • Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: 2 Hours

  • Reopening Your Program After Coronavirus - Operational and Legal Considerations: 2.5 Hours

The COVID-19 training courses are on-demand, and will be available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

Course participants can work through the online training courses as time permits, and you’ll also be able to start, stop, and go back to a previous section, so you never miss any important information.


Meet Your Course Instructors

Andrew Roszak is the Executive Director of the Institute for Childhood Preparedness. Mr. Roszak also serves as the Chief of Health & Safety for the Region II Head Start Association, and he is an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University. Andrew’s former work includes his role as the Senior Director, Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, Catastrophic Response for the National Association of County and City Health Officials.


Ronald Roszak: Ronald serves as the Senior Safety Advisor for the Institute for Childhood Preparedness. Previously, Ron has served as a subject matter emergency preparedness expert for Child Care Aware® of America, supporting their Emergency Preparedness Team. Ronald has over 20 years of distinguished service as a law enforcement professional, including experience as a patrol officer, tactical unit supervisor, watch commander, detective, and community outreach officer.


Dr. Betsy Kagey has worked in public health and emergency preparedness and response for 15 years, and she most recently worked with the Georgia Department of Public Health. Her primary focus includes planning and preparing for and with vulnerable populations. Dr. Kagey currently resides in Upstate New York and consults on public health emergency preparedness, planning, and response.


Dr. L.J. Samuel is a criminologist. She also serves as the Executive Director of Cupid’s Sting non-profit, which is an interpersonal violence reduction program that teaches women life-saving skills to reduce victimization. Dr. Samuel has over 13 years of experience in law enforcement, and she started Cupid's Sting as a proactive measure in 2015. Dr. Samuel provides workshops on dating abuse, interpersonal violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, street harassment, and self-defense classes.

David Banaszynski serves as an environmental health officer, where he works each day to protect his community from illness and disease. His work includes inspecting food establishments, child care facilities, public pools, and a myriad of other businesses to ensure they are operating in compliance with public health rules and regulations. Mr. Banaszynski also serves as a member of the State Board of Health and as past-president of the Illinois Environmental Health Association. Mr. Banaszynski has over 20 years of expertise as an environmental health officer and collaborates extensively with other organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Environmental Health Association, and the Illinois Department of Public Health.


Your instructors will walk you through the online courses with interactive slides, graphics, videos, real-world scenarios, and actionable tips.


How Do I Enroll for COVID-19 Coronavirus Training Courses for Early Childhood Professionals?

Enroll in our COVID-19 courses today:
















Visit Our Dedicated COVID-19 Pages in English and Spanish

We're making it easy for you to find all the resources you need for COVID-19 Coronavirus. Visit our new page here in English and our Spanish COVID-19 coronavirus page here.


Become a P4 Member Today

Joining our Premium Preparedness Partner Program (P4) gives you early access to all of our online training courses.


The P4 program provides a full suite of preparedness courses to early childhood professionals. Providers will learn the skills and gain the resources they need to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.


Learning Goals and Objectives: Upon taking our online P4 courses, participants will be able to:

  • Identify real-world prevention techniques to secure your facility long before an active assailant arrives.

  • Describe what situational awareness is and how to implement it.

  • Identify how to work with and assist law enforcement during an active threat situation.

  • Discuss how to communicate with emergency management, family organizations, and law enforcement before, during, and after an emergency.

  • Describe how to increase the security of your program and implement low-cost safety measures.

  • Identify how to respond to an emergency or disaster, citing numerous possible scenarios.

  • Discuss how to create an active shooter preparedness plan and conduct drills in a safe, calm, and age-appropriate manner.

Get Access to the Following:

  • Situational Awareness: 30 Minutes

  • Working With Law Enforcement: 30 Minutes

  • Active Shooter Preparedness Basics: 30 Minutes

  • Communication During Emergencies and Disasters: 1 Hour

  • Site Safety and Security: 30 Minutes

  • Designing and Conducting Meaningful Emergency Preparedness Drills: 1 Hour

  • Response Options: Coming Soon



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