This course applies to children of all ages.
This course will help you provide children with safe indoor and outdoor spaces. You will learn to recognize and reduce hazards to children’s health and safety, understand the importance of staff/child ratios, ensure and provide adequate supervision, and respond to emergencies.
See the learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this course.
Most Care Courses are offered in both book (with online testing) and fully online format. Safe Environments in Child Care is offered only in our fully online format.
It includes audio narration in most course sections. Click here to learn more about Care Courses' training formats.
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.
Specific state information:
After completing Safe Environments in Child Care you will be able to explain the importance of supervision and staff/child ratios for children’s safety, identify the characteristics of safe indoor and outdoor spaces for children, and identify guidelines for handling accidents and injuries.
Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.
Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.
“I absolutely love that you have the option for the audio read along. That has helped me so much with comprehending what I was reading.” - Churchton, Maryland
“This training will help tremendously with my childcare because there were a few things that I didn’t know. I am also in agreement on no cell phones at any time, except emergencies.” - Farmington Hills, Michigan
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 50 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.
Clock hours and CEUs are documented on official Care Courses certificates of completion which are accessed in the My Courses area of your account.
Please note: All course and certificate dates and times are on Eastern Time.