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Care Courses offers online training classes and book courses for child care providers, home visitors and parents. Use our childcare professional development clock hours for most US States continuing education inservice requirements and registries, for CDA Certification (Child Development Associate Credential), for CDA Renewal and for NAC Renewal. All our professional development courses give both Clock Hours and IACET CEUs toward CDA Renewal.

Our informative child care training programs can be completed anywhere and at any time. Study at home, at the park, or wherever is most convenient for you. Then go online to complete and submit your coursework. Our friendly, knowledgeable instructors offer unlimited free student support by phone or email, and are always happy to help!

Early childhood child care training can be fun, interesting, and relevant to your daily work and experience! We've been offering professional development classes for over 20 years; we love what we do and truly want to make your experience fantastic.

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Learning Outcomes for Managing Health and Safety in Child Care

Lesson 1: A Healthy Environment

After completing Lesson 1, 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;
  • explain the importance of and process for utilizing Standard Precautions to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Lesson 2: A Safe Environment

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to

  • explain the importance of supervision for children’s safety;
  • list the characteristics of safe indoor and outdoor spaces for children;
  • identify special precautions for infant and toddler toys and equipment;
  • identify several risk factors of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS);
  • describe guidelines for handling accidents and injuries;
  • explain key elements of vehicle safety;
  • describe steps to take in the event of an emergency.

Lesson 3: Child Abuse & Neglect

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to

  • explain the definition, reasons, and results of child abuse and neglect;
  • identify indicators of child abuse and neglect;
  • describe how to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to appropriate authorities;
  • identify children’s common explanations for parents’ abusive or neglectful behaviors;
  • explain strategies for children to protect themselves;
  • identify signs of potentially abusive and neglectful parents;
  • describe strategies you can use to support children who have been abused and neglected;
  • describe strategies to help strengthen families and prevent abuse and neglect.

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