Recognizing and Reacting to Signs and Symptoms of Illness

2.5 Credit Hours

This 2.5 hour course shares common childhood diseases, state and local illness policies, emergency care plans, and a protocol for conducting daily health checks. Recognizing and Reacting to Signs and Symptoms of Illness falls under Health, Safety and Wellness Competency 4: Assesses health and safe early childhood environments. The learning objectives for this course are:

  • I can conduct regular health assessments of the early childhood environment.
  • I can assess environmental health.
  • I can support colleagues and families in assessing their environmental health.

Upon enrolling in this course, you have 7 days to complete all content and activities.


Course Curriculum


  State and Local Illness Policies
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  Common Illnesses to Know
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  COVID-19
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  Course Assessments
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
You are eligible to enroll in this course at any time! You must finish all requirements of the course within 7 days of enrollment to earn the course's credit hours.
What if I need additional help during the course?
We are here to help in any way we can! If you have additional questions or need clarification, reach out to one of the course instructors through the contact information they provided in their bio.
Can I use any device to complete the course?
Yes! We recommend using a computer as courses may require you to download and/or complete documents which may use additional apps or technology, but all course content and videos can be viewed on any device.

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