Maintaining Health and Safety Practices in Early Childhood

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

Policies and procedures related to health and safety practices are a key component of high quality care. Reflect on laws, regulations, and procedures regarding health and safety practices. Recognize symptoms of common childhood diseases and understand how to implement procedures to prevent them.

Course Information

This online course focuses on the laws, regulations, and procedures related to health and safety as these are key components of high quality care.

Providers should be able to articulate an understanding of laws, regulations, and procedures regarding health and safety practices, recognize symptoms of common childhood diseases and understand how to implement procedures to prevent them.

The monitoring of materials and equipment, understanding active supervision, and the proper storing of chemicals, medications, and hazardous materials are essential components of a safe and hygienic environment.

Finally, understanding the nutritional needs of children, prevention of choking and allergies, modeling of self-help skills during mealtime, and maintaining a sanitary eating environment are discussed.

Funding for this 4-hour pre-service training course was provided by the Workforce Solutions as part of their Early Care and Education Quality Improvement initiative.

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    Many parents work nontraditional hours, meaning their children need access to early care and education programs outside typical operating hours. In the absence of qualified early care and education programs that offer nighttime care, these families may have to make challenging and precarious choices, choosing between maintaining their employment and leaving their children without the appropriate care.

    The purpose of this 2-hour course is to support early childhood program owners and directors through the process of incorporating extended hours of care, including overnight care, to support the needs of many families across Texas.

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    Health and safety of children in care is the #1 priority for all early childhood professionals. Home-based child care has specific requirements that must be addressed to ensure health and safety practices are properly integrated into a home-based child care.

    This 2-hour course is for prospective home-based child care business owners and will introduce some of the health and safety standards, best practices, and ways to properly implement these in your home-based child care.

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    Starting a new home-based child care business involves making a number of decisions including the type of home-based child care to operate and how to incorporate best practices.

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    Starting a new home-based child care business involves making a number of decisions about how best to operate the program and meet the needs of children and families. Fortunately, several statewide programs offer training, resources, and guidance to assist you in navigating the process.

    This 1-hour course for prospective home-based child care business owners will introduce some key support systems and the tools and services they provide.

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    Infants’ experiences early in life literally influence the physical structures of the brain, opening the way for patterns of thought and behavior for the rest of a child’s life. This 1-hour course addresses critical topics related to caring for the youngest and most vulnerable population of children, infants and toddlers.

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