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Sanitation for Disease Prevention

5 Clock Hours / 0.5 CEUs

Sanitation for Disease Prevention

Sanitation for Disease Prevention 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; Universal 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 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 HoursTraditional CEUsQuantityTuition 
SDP-13Q9 CourseBook English50.5 $34.00
SDP-23Q9 Online Course English50.5 $34.00

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

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 Sanitation for Disease Prevention:  
  • 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 English.

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

Assessment methods: Final Course Multiple Choice Quiz and Short Essay 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


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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.

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 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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