Online Training for Child Care Providers and Preschool Teachers

The Helpline is pleased to offer a new online training, "Kids and Smoke Don't Mix: A Tobacco Training for Child Care Providers and Preschool Teachers." 

"Kids and Smoke Don't Mix" is a self-paced, FREE online training that takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. It is offered in English and Spanish.

The training was funded by First 5 California and is designed for participants in its CARES Plus program, which seeks to "increase the quality of early learning programs for children 0-5 and their families." The training is required for all CARES Plus participants, but is also freely available to others. So far, over 900 participants throughout the state have completed this informative new program.

In "Kids and Smoke Don't Mix," participants will:

  • Learn about secondhand and thirdhand smoke and their dangers
  • Learn how to protect children from tobacco smoke
  • Learn the importance of asking parents and caregivers not to smoke around kids
  • Become comfortable giving smokers and their family members information about resources to help them quit, including referral to the Helpline

The training can be accessed at the following links:

For more information, please contact Kirsten Hansen at or (858) 300-1012.  

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