Basic Health & Safety Requirements for Certification

Certificate Course
CEUs: 0
Clock Hours: 6Hr
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Best practices and standards for health and safety are the foundation of quality child care. Meeting the basic health and safety needs of all children sets the stage for positive child outcomes.
This health and safety orientation module provides an overview of the basic health and safety requirements and best practices in nine of the topic areas outlined in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization of 2015. The topics are as follows:
Safe spaces; Transportation safety; Handling and storage of hazardous materials; Emergency preparedness; Prevention and control of infectious disease; Food and allergic reactions and how to respond; Administration of medication; Shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma; Safe sleep and SUIDS prevention.

This course is designed to meet your professional development needs. It can be taken as a stand-alone learning event, or as part of a broader early childhood education curriculum. In addition to state child care regulations, there may be other health and safety measures required by your municipality, township, or county. Check with county or local offices for information on local health and safety requirements.