Preventing Injuries in Early Childhood Programs is a course available on the Individualized Professional Development Portfolio that will help you make your early childhood program a safe place for children.
Explore the resources below to learn about 10 science-backed injury prevention strategies that prioritize the safety and well-being of Head Start children.
This series describes the roles and responsibilities of everyone in early childhood programs to create a culture of safety. It also explains the importance of safety strategies across all program facilities and activities, as well as ways to integrate the 10 strategies into management systems.
Everyone contributes to an environment that allows people to speak up about safety concerns. Explore this resource to learn how to create a culture of safety in your program.
It's important to understand that injuries are not accidents. Most injuries are predictable and can be avoided. This Health Chat is intended to introduce Head Start and Early Head Start staff to safety and injury prevention strategies and resources. Presenters focus on how to make your program an agent for change using the first four actions in "10 Actions to Create a Culture of Safety" as a guide.
This is the second of a two-part presentation. During this Health Chat, presenters continue discussing the topic of safety and injury prevention focusing on actions five through 10 in the "10 Actions to Create a Culture of Safety."