Explore training and delivery methods used by states to train child care professionals. Also, find health and safety training resources, and state examples that show where to access training opportunities.
Use this webinar to learn about the most common injury hazards on a playground and how programs can create safer playgrounds.
In programs, all managers, staff, and families embrace the belief that children have the right to be safe by creating a culture of safety. They provide "an environment that encourages people to speak up about safety concerns, makes it safe to talk about mistakes and errors, and encourages learning from these events." Children are safer when managers, staff, and families work together to improve the strategies they use in homes, centers, and the community so children don't get hurt. Explore the resources below to learn more about creating a culture of safety.
Equipment, materials, furnishings, and play areas should be sturdy, safe, in good repair, and meet the recommendations of the CPSC.
Watch this short webinar to learn about why the VEEC is important, who contributed to it, and to get a quick overview.
Early childhood programs keep children safe when their facilities, materials, and equipment are hazard-free and all staff use safety practices such as active supervision. Find resources to help staff and families reduce the number and severity of childhood injuries everywhere that children learn and grow. Discover tips for use at home, in cars and buses, on the playground, and in all early childhood settings.
Learn strategies to support ongoing home safety conversations with families using home safety checklists.
A video for the Head Start Program Performance Standards 2017.
No electrical device or apparatus accessible to children should be located so it could be plugged into an electrical outlet while a person is in contact with a water source, such as a sink, tub, shower area, water table, or swimming pool.
Every facility and/or child care home should hold a valid license, certificate, or documentation of registration prior to operation as required by the local and/or state statute.