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Sanitation for Disease Prevention in Early Childhood Programs

5 Clock Hours / 0.5 CEUs

Sanitation for Disease Prevention in Early Childhood Programs

Sanitation for Disease Prevention in Early Childhood Programs Course Description: 

Written for all childcare facilities and homes, this course will teach you how to provide a clean, sanitary environment to protect children's health. Includes sections on hand washing; Standard Precautions; diapering, toileting, and personal care procedures; keeping play space, toys, and equipment sanitary; and sanitation in food preparation, storage, and equipment. Includes a checklist for frequency of sanitation procedures. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Sanitation for Disease Prevention in Early Childhood Programs  you will be able to explain the importance of sanitation for disease prevention; identify places where disease-causing germs thrive; and describe sanitary hand-washing procedures; describe a healthy and safe diaper changing method; describe procedures for keeping children’s space, toys, and equipment sanitary; describe sanitation procedures for food service areas, utensils, and equipment; and describe sanitation procedures for food selection, storage, and preparation.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
SDP-13N9 CourseBook English50.5 $34.00
SDP-23N9 Online Course English50.5 $34.00

Attention Wyoming Students: This course is accepted for annual training hours, but may not be used for Wyoming's required sanitation hours.

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 Sanitation for Disease Prevention in Early Childhood Programs:  

  • The relationship between sanitation and disease prevention 
  • Where disease-causing germs thrive 
  • Sanitary hand-washing and diaper-changing procedures 
  • Procedures for keeping children's space, toys, and equipment sanitary 
  • Sanitation procedures for food service areas, utensils, and equipment 
  • Sanitation procedures for food selection, storage, and preparation

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

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

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

Student Comments on Sanitation for Disease Prevention:

As always everything went well with my Care Courses [Joyful Life of Caregiving, Sun Safety, Observing, Recording and Assessing Children’s Development, and Sanitation for Disease Prevention].  I will be renewing my CDA and Care Courses is helping me obtain the CEU's I need to complete this task. I will be ordering another Care Course soon.  - North Providence, Rhode Island

Completion deadline: This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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Care Courses currently offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, 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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