Child Safety

We offer educational materials and programs that support child safety, including information on passenger safety and formal childcare training. Our child safety resources include child seat inspections, bicycle and pedestrian safety programs as well as formal certifications for child care professionals.

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Early Childhood Education Program

Promoting Early Education Quality (PEEQ) is dedicated to encouraging the adoption of research- and evidence-based practices at all levels of the early education field.
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Child Safety

Programs

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The Brazos Valley Injury Prevention Coalition & Statewide Initiatives is a safe communities coalition that supports health initiatives designed to reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities.

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Promoting Early Education Quality (PEEQ) is dedicated to encouraging the adoption of research- and evidence-based practices at all levels of the early education field.

Courses

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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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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.

All Resources on Child Safety

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    This course provides information for certified child passenger safety technicians who wish to stay current in their technical knowledge. The course, presented in video format, features instructor and LATCH Manual author Denise Donaldson. This course is approved for 1 CEU towards the required 6 CEUS for re-certification.

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    Abusive head trauma is the leading cause of death in cases of child abuse in the United States. This 2-hour course will help you better understand the dangers of abusive head trauma and how to take steps to protect the children in your care from this type of abuse.

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    This online course reviews safe cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting methods. The goal of the course is to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through best practices. This training emphasizes regulatory requirements, best practices, and steps for reducing or preventing contact with harmful chemicals.

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    This course covers building and physical premises safety. One of the most important responsibilities of infant and toddler caregivers is to keep children safe and healthy. This course is designed to help caregivers identify and remove potential hazards, incorporate healthy practices into the daily routine, and more.

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    Protecting the well-being of children should be the first priority of any child care program, and one that cannot be taken lightly. Injuries cannot always be prevented; however, providing a safe environment along with careful supervision greatly decreases the likelihood of a child becoming injured while in your care.

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    This course covers handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials. Knowing the risks associated with poisoning, taking steps to minimize them, and having a plan are critical to upholding the commitment to providing a safe environment.

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    This 2-hour course is designed to help you gain a better understanding of ways to reduce environmental triggers to asthma and lead risks found in homes and childcare facilities.

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