Public Law 103227, Part C Environmental Tobacco Smoke, also known as the Pro Children Act of 1994, requires that smoking not be permitted in any portion of any
In a Head Start program, the bus is not just a vehicle to transport children; it is also a learning environment. This article can be used by classroom teachers to further their understanding of creating age-appropriate activities for children who ride the bus. The classroom teacher can help transportation staff become a resource for the classroom; likewise, transportation staff can be an integral part of the classroom.
Staff wear latex gloves to prevent contact with bodily fluids. However, allergic reactions to latex do occur. Use these tips to prevent allergic reactions to latex gloves.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued new federal crib safety regulations that will become effective Dec. 28, 2012. All cribs provided by Head Start and Early Head Start programs must meet these new standards. Programs may use this information to learn more about how to comply with these new crib safety regulations.
This tip sheet offers information on the dangers of children's exposure to secondhand smoke. Use facts in this tip sheet to learn what may happen if they expose their children to secondhand smoke.
Mobile infants are developing more control of their head, torso, arms, and legs, and are beginning to coordinate those movements. They sleep less and are more active during the day, eager to engage in everything around them.
Mold is an environmental trigger for allergy and asthma. Learn about the removal of fungal growth, remediation protocols, and the effectiveness of various cleaning strategies.
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.
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. CCHCs can explore this webinar to learn current practices to support safe sleep environments. Learn about the research behind the recommendations, tips for sleep wear, sleeping areas, sitting devices, and more.
Safety and Injury Prevention for Young Children Is:
- Making sure children have safe places to grow and learn
- Protecting children from danger
- Teaching children what to do to be safe