Child Health and Safety Courses

Learn more about the topic of child health and safety for child care professionals. Understand developmental stages that children go through during their early years. Learn more about topics such as Shaken Baby Syndrome, nutrition, physical activity, immunizations, common illnesses, emergency planning and more.

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Grow Sun Smart - Reducing risks for skin cancer in child care settings

With over one million new cases diagnosed each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Studies have shown that 80 percent of lifetime sun exposure can occur before the age of 18. This course is designed to help you gain a better understanding of how to Grow Sun Smart by minimizing sun exposure.

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Health and Safety: First Line of Defense

Teachers study tools to implement safe and healthy practices, both inside and outside their classroom. Disease risks, hand washing procedures, sanitation, and supervision measures are also discussed. A brief review of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Shaken Baby, and Child Abuse and Neglect issues are included.

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Healthy Eaters: Infant and Toddler Nutrition in Child Care Settings

From the moment of conception, the human body depends on nutrition for growth, development, and survival. Adequate nutrition during early childhood helps ensure healthy growth and development. This course will familiarize child care providers with nutritional needs of children and best strategies for meeting these needs.

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Infection Control in Child Care Settings

This course covers preventing the spread of communicable diseases. It is designed to help you implement current, research-based best practices in your child care environments. During this course, you will learn about fighting germs, reducing infections, and applying basic infection control measures.

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Influenza-Like-Illnesses: Ways to avoid and prevent them in your child care setting

Children in child care facilities are two to three times more likely to get infections and illnesses that affect their health than children who are kept at home. Because of this, child care providers must monitor the children in their care to keep illnesses from spreading to the other children and workers in their facility.

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Injury Prevention and Child Safety in Child Care Settings

Injuries are a serious threat to the health and well-being of children. Young children are at high risk for injuries that can lead to disability and even death. This course will help child care providers gain a better understanding of the subject of child safety and how to prevent injuries to the children in their care.

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Linking to Health Care Resources

Early childhood educators partner with parents for the benefit of their children. Parents often look to you when seeking resources to meet the needs of their children. This course will help child care providers learn about important health care resources available to them and the children and families that they serve.

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Managing Common Childhood Illnesses in Child Care

This course covers preventing and responding to emergencies due to food or allergic reaction. It is designed to help you implement current, best practices in your child care environments. During this course, you will learn how to manage common childhood illnesses, food intolerance, and allergies.

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Medication Administration in Child Care:  Ensuring Children's Safety

This course covers administering medication. It is part of a series of online trainings designed to help you implement current, research-based best practices in your child care environments. We will provide you with information that will help you safely administer medications to children in your child care program.

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Minimizing Risk in Early Childhood Settings

Beyond regulatory standards, this course delivers information needed to create/implement a risk management plan including preparing for emergency situations; maintaining the safety of people, facilities, equipment, and materials; preventing legal issues; creating communication plans; and, handling the aftermath of a crisis.

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Oral Health: Building Healthy Teeth and Gums in the Childcare Setting

Establishing good oral-health habits early is critically important for children's well-being. As a child care provider, you are in a unique position to help children and parents understand the importance of good oral health. This course will help give advice on how to care for children’s teeth and gums.

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Pediatric First Aid:  Protecting the Well-Being of the Children in Your Care

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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