Learn required and recommended practices for child care homes that remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas. This online course reviews safe and effective cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting methods for reducing the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Information from key agencies, such as Texas Health and Human Services Commission and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be provided.
Specifically, course participants will learn the following:
- how contact with chemicals commonly found in cleaning and disinfecting products may be harmful
- how to identify ingredients considered safer
- how to reduce the risk of harm while effectively using chemical products to destroy the virus
Information presented in this course will help you develop and put in place a plan for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. It will also help you protect children, staff, and those living in the home from harmful chemical exposures.
This course is also available in Spanish: Limpieza segura contra el COVID-19
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Learning environments and intentional teaching are key aspects to any successful early childhood program. Home-based child care has unique settings and specific requirements to ensure the daily activities are conducive to positive learning outcomes for children in your care.
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.
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.
- CourseChild Passenger Safety Tech Update 2022, Part 3 – Honey, Does This Car Seat Make My Rear Seat Look Small?
This session will explore the topic of using car seats in smaller vehicles. Some vehicles just aren’t suited for car seat use, while other times we can make adjustments to the vehicle and/or select certain car seats to improve compatibility. And, naturally, when multiple car seats are used in one vehicle, fit can become a problem, even in vehicles that aren’t considered tiny. Technicians will learn about general tips and explore some specific examples.
- CourseChild Passenger Safety Tech Update 2022, Part 2 – Misuse and Best Practice: What Does the Latest Research Show?
A discussion of the effects of common misuse and combinations of misuse and its effect on pediatric injury. An analysis of the data was done to show which misuse is most dangerous for the different types of restraints including a comparison of injuries to children when using optimal restraints, suboptimal restraints and when unrestrained to see if the data supports current best practice recommendations.
- CourseChild Passenger Safety Tech Update 2022, Part 1 – Crash Outcomes for Children-Different Scenarios of Use/Misuse
This session discusses child restraint energy management, including load legs, European shoulder belt routing, anti-rebound features, crushable frames, internal side-impact protection, external side impact protection, and more. The course features instructor Joe Colella and is approved for 1 CEU towards the required 6 CEUs.