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Managing Health and Safety in Child Care

12 Clock Hours / 1.2 CEUs

 Managing Health and Safety in Child Care
Managing Health and Safety in Child Care Course Description: 

This course applies to children of all ages. 

Written for all types of childcare facilities and homes, this course will help you provide a healthy and safe environment for young children. This course covers indoor and outdoor safety concerns, safe food handling, Universal Precautions, and other aspects of disease prevention, and recognizing and reporting child abuse. Includes specific strategies to strengthen families in order to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.


Learning Outcomes: After completing Managing Health and Safety in Child Care you will be able to explain why environmental toxins are harmful to humans, and especially children; identify ways to minimize children’s exposure to toxins and prevent poisoning accidents; explain safe food handling procedures; describe a healthy and safe diaper changing method; describe the appropriate responses when a communicable disease is suspected or diagnosed and the guidelines for dealing with communicable diseases at your facility; and explain the importance of and process for utilizing Standard Precautions to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogensRead more.


Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursTraditional CEUsQuantityTuition 
MHS-13N9 CourseBook English121.2 $50.00
MHS-23N9 Online Course English121.2 $50.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either  CourseBook OR Online Course format.

Core of Knowledge/Core Competency/Training Category Info Pages: Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, MinnesotaMissouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New YorkOregon, Vermont, Washington State and Wisconsin

Attention Colorado Students: This course includes 90 minutes of Universal Precautions training to meet Colorado requirements in 12 CCR 2509-8 Rule Manual Vol. 7, 7.702.43; 7.707.32.

NAC: The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential.

Topics Covered in Managing Health and Safety in Childcare:
  • The importance of natural light for health
  • Why environmental toxins are harmful to children
  • Ways to minimize children's exposure to environmental toxins
  • Ways to prevent poisoning accidents
  • Safe food-handling procedures
  • Sanitary hand-washing and diaper changing techniques
  • Symptoms of communicable diseases that may affect children
  • General requirements of excluding children with communicable diseases from attendance
  • Guidelines for reporting instance of communicable diseases to health officials
  • Ways to minimize the spread of communicable diseases
  • What to do when a communicable disease is diagnosed for suspected
  • Ways to keep children's play equipment and their indoor and outdoor space safe
  • Special safety considerations for infants and toddlers
  • Guidelines for handling accidents and injuries  
  • Automobile safety precautions
  • Fire safety precautions
  • Ways to ensure children's safety when they leave the early childhood facility
  • The definition, signs, and results of child abuse and neglect
  • How to report child abuse and neglect
  • Some reasons for child abuse and neglect
  • Common traits of abusive and neglectful parents
  • Ways to help children who have been abused and neglected 
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.

Instructional methodology: 
Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Final Lesson Multiple Choice Quizzes and Short Essay Assignments.

Comments on Managing Health and Safety in Childcare: 

"I have been babysi
tting 41 years and 847 children have passed through our home from only one time of 2-3 hours to as long as 14 years.  I like your courses and they are still informative and clear and offer good solutions to problems even after 41 years." - San Antonio, Texas 

"Every course I do I learn more.  I really enjoyed this one! - Carlisle, Pennsylvania 

"Very interesting.  I learned a lot - even after doing day care for 22 years!"
- Rochester, Minnesota

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Care Courses offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official mailed certificate of completion. The CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

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To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

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