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February 2007Vol. 8, No. 1Prevention Curriculum for Childcare Providers

ZERO TO THREE has released a new training curriculum, Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: Parent-Provider Partnerships in Child Care, designed for trainers who support childcare professionals. The focus of the research-based approach is to help childcare providers promote positive parenting and healthy social-emotional development in children by incorporating "protective factors" that help reduce child abuse and neglect and by building on the natural relationship between childcare providers and families.

The curriculum and training were tested over 3 years in 12 States with 60 teams. Evaluation results to date show a number of positive outcomes, including gains in trainers' and participants' knowledge. Ongoing evaluation results will be made available through the ZERO TO THREE website and elsewhere.

The training curriculum provides practical information, concepts, and skills for childcare providers through 10 training modules, video vignettes, sample recruitment fliers, pretraining knowledge assessment forms, handouts, and tips for trainers. Ordering information can be found on the ZERO TO THREE website:

For information about training, contact Linda Gillespie: