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Naptime Routines

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What's In This Kit?
This training kit provides teachers with strategies on implementing a high-quality naptime routine through setting a peaceful mood, creating naptime expectations, and planning rest time activities for those children who do not sleep. This training program contains the following components:

  • Expected training outcomes and learning objectives
  • Training research, models, benchmarks
  • Preparation and implementation steps
  • Handouts
  • The article “Implementing a High-Quality Naptime Routine” by Lana Button
  • References and resources
  • Training Certificate for Learner �" Certificate of Attendance and Participation

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audiences for this training kit are beginning and intermediate Learners who are working with preschoolers (3 years through 5 years). This kit is designed to help participants implement a high-quality naptime routine, and to create planned activities for children who do not fall asleep during naptime.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is estimated at 1.0 hours. Implementation and actual training time is 3.5 hours, which includes 2.0 hours of face-to-face training and 1.5 hours of independent study and an applied activity project.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Learner will describe at least 2 sleep challenges of young children.
  2. Learner will determine and implement at least 3 strategies for creating a high-quality naptime routine.
  3. Learner will create and implement at least 1 alternative planned activity for children who do not sleep.

These training outcomes address the following American standards:

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria (2005). www.naeyc.org. �" Developmental knowledge and approaches are used to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging environments (4b).
  • Head Start Performance Standards (Federal Register, November 5, 1-6, Volume 6, Number 215). www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/. �" Children grow in independence in hygiene, nutrition, and personal care when eating, dressing, washing hands, brushing teeth, and toileting.
  • National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs, National Association of Child Care Professionals (2005). www.naccp.org . �" Healthy habits are encouraged to promote good physical health and development.

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