Sweet Dreamzzz® for Early Childhood℠
Designed for Head Start and other low-income preschool programs, this comprehensive program provides early childhood teachers and staff with the training and tools they need to deliver sleep health education to preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. Working together, educators, students, and parents/caregivers form a triangle of support around sleep health, making it easier for children to follow a bedtime routine and get the sleep they need.
A University of Michigan study found that children who received two weeks of Sweet Dreamzzz® for Early Childhood curriculum slept 30 minutes longer on weeknights.
Professional Development Training Sessions:
- Teaching a Healthy Sleep Curriculum to Preschoolers: Training and Tools for Early Childhood Teaching Teams
Learn to teach preschool students about healthy sleep and a bedtime routine using the Sweet Dreamzzz® for Early Childhood classroom curriculum; designed for teachers working with 3-4 year-old preschool students; half-day professional development training seminar: certificate of completion provided; approved course in MI and NY registries (4 CEUs)
- Educating Parents and Caregivers about Healthy Sleep for Preschoolers: Training and Tools for Early Childhood Staff
Learn to teach parents and caregivers about healthy sleep and a bedtime routine for preschoolers using the Sweet Dreamzzz for Early Childhood Flipchart (face-to-face and virtual applications); ideal for home visitors, family service workers, teachers, family engagement specialists, health educators, social workers, and other early childhood staff who work with parents and caregivers; 3-hour professional development training seminar: certificate of completion provided; approved course in MI and NY registries (3 CEUs)
In the 2021-2022 school year, 91% of parents surveyed stated that what they and their children learned from the Sweet Dreamzzz® for Early Childhood program was helpful for their family.