Created for all child care 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 (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.
This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/testing) and our fully online format. Click here to learn more about 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:
The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential. Click here for more approved NAC training.
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; describe sanitary handwashing 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.
Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.
Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.
"As always everything went well with my Care Courses [A Joyful Life of Caregiving, Sun Safety, Observing, Recording and Assessing, and Sanitation for Disease Prevention in Early Childhood Programs]. 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
"I always enjoy my courses [Block Play, Great Days with Kids, Sanitation for Disease Prevention, and Making Learning Fun] and am grateful to be able to have the book version available again. Taking the tests and watching the videos on line make life so much easier for my schedule. It is a blessing. I will be setting most of the remaining courses aside now till fall/winter as life gets busy in the summer but I look forward to completing them and I have learned a great deal from all the courses I have taken. Much is a refresher, some is updated from what I once learned, and some of it inspires me. Thank you," - Iron River, Michigan
"Just wanted to send over a quick e-mail to let you know that I love the courses [Early Childhood Stress, Sanitation for Disease Prevention, Creating Schedules and Routines, Transitions and Other Troublesome Times, Challenging Behavior: Positive Guidance in Child Care] that you guys offer. I have learned alot in the many years that we have been dealing with you. I pick out the topics that I am interested in and that will help my school the most. The summers are my slow time and that is when I do all my training for the upcoming school year. Thank you again for being there for all us caregivers and giving us the support and knowledge that we need to succeed." - Bordentown, New Jersey
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 30 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.