Learn how child care health consultants play a key role in helping staff ensure indoor and outdoor environments are safe for children’s learning and exploration.
Learn about the environmental factors that can impact children's health. Find ways programs can tailor health services to help children improve their nutrition habits, health, and well-being.
Learn how programs can find and connect with child care health consultants (CCHCs). Explore ways CCHCs can help improve program safety as well as provide professional development opportunities for staff.
Equipment, materials, furnishings, and play areas should be sturdy, safe, in good repair, and meet the recommendations of the CPSC.
Learn about benefits of outdoor time for infants and toddlers. Find suggestions for creating outdoor play spaces, safety considerations, and strategies and policies to support quality infant-toddler programming.
Selecting a type of feeding chair depends on the program option and children's ages and stages. This tip sheet guides decisions about which feeding chairs to use and how to use them appropriately.
Identifying potentially unsafe situations can be a sensitive topic to talk about with families. Learn ways to communicate with families and partner with them to create safe learning environments for their children.
Child care health consultants support the health, safety, and wellness of children, families, and staff in early care and education settings. These resources help CCHCs plan, implement, improve, and evaluate health and safety practices.
Dr. Rachel Moon, an expert on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), presents the updated 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force recommendations that relate to safe sleep practices in early childhood education (ECE) programs.
Hazard mapping is a process that Head Start programs can use after an injury occurs. It helps to: 1) identify location(s) for high risk of injury; 2) pinpoint systems and services that need to be strengthened; 3) develop a corrective action plan; and 4) incorporate safety and injury prevention into ongoing monitoring activities. Hazard mapping is employed effectively in emergency preparedness planning related to natural disasters. It also is used to isolate locations of disease outbreaks and determine where prevention efforts are most needed.