Lead Safety in Child Care

2 Clock Hours / 0.2 CEUs / $18.00

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Course Description

This child care course applies to children of all ages.

Did you know that in addition to water and paint, lead can be lurking in toys, dust, miniblinds, and jewelry? In this course you will learn about common sources of lead in and around child care facilities (homes and centers) and the health risk that lead poses to children. Learn about professional testing and inspection services, lead mitigation plans, and the importance of communicating with families about the risk of lead exposure.

See the learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this course.

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Lead Safety in Child Care
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Lead Safety in Child Care
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Course formats

This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/teting) and our fully online format. The online format of this course includes audio narration in most course sections.

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Acceptance information

This course is accepted for child care professional development training requirements in most states and for the CDA credential and for CDA renewal training requirements.

Information on specific states:

  • California: this course does not meet the lead poisoning prevention requirement for California. The CA Lead Poisoning Prevention training is now fully incorporated into the required Health and Safety Training.
  • Illinois: this course, which covers lead mitigation planning strategies and the impacts of lead exposure, is approved for the Illinois lead in water training requirement.

Learning outcomes

After completing Lead Safety in Child Care you will be able to explain the uses, dangers and regulation of lead; describe the symptoms and effects of lead poisoning on children and adults; identify potential sources of lead exposure; and list strategies for protecting children from lead: testing, treatment, reduction, and mitigation.

Topics covered

  • Definition of lead
  • Uses of lead today and in the past
  • Regulation of lead
  • Symptoms and health effects of lead poisoning
  • Lead poisoning and exposure risks to young children
  • Lead in water, soil, dust, and air
  • Where lead is found, including paint and cigarette smoke
  • How to find qualified professionals to test for lead in your water, paint and soil
  • Blood lead levels and blood testing in children
  • Lead paint abatement and renovation
  • Strategies for reducing lead exposure
  • Lead mitigation plans


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.

What our students say about Lead Safety in Child Care:

"I love your courses!! I’m always excited to see something new like the Lead Safety course I recently took. I learned a lot and it’s so easy to complete during nap time. Keep up the good work!!" - Serita in Maryland

"Thank you so much for your email! This is a prime example and one of the many perks in using Care Courses for our continuing education needs. ... Customer Service! Staying connected with your customers speaks volumes to me! The Intern that I ordered the courses [Block Play, Music and Movement, Lead Safety, Emergency Preparedness in Child Care, Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder] for is very much enjoying them as well as the increase in her knowledge of Early Childhood Education! I will be registering for courses soon for my annual continuing education requirement and will be suggesting your organization, once again, to all of my staff! Thank you for all that you and your organization do for your customers! - Dover, Delaware

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 40 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.

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