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.
Active supervision is the most effective strategy for creating a safe environment and preventing injuries in young children.
Resources here can help Head Start program staff learn how to monitor children’s locations and behaviors in a dynamic way. The collection provides strategies for staff to make sure children of all ages can learn by exploring their environments safely.
Active supervision helps programs create safe learning environments by taking a systematic approach to child supervision. This webinar introduces the concept and tips for implementing active supervision strategies.
Read this fact sheet to learn how the Office of Head Start is committed to promoting and ensuring the safety of children.
Explore ways to use active supervision with a systematic approach. Learn how to put this approach to work to create a safe, positive learning environment for all children.
Review this series of questions to assess how well your management systems reflect active supervision strategies and support child safety.
Keep children safe and reduce injuries by having staff learn and continuously practice active supervision. Use these resources to plan for a systematic approach to child supervision.
All Head Start staff, from classroom teachers to bus drivers, are responsible for making sure no child is left unsupervised. Find out what active supervision is and how to use it across all program activities.
Watch this webinar to learn about the importance of transportation safety for children in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
Explore the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) in-service suites through the lens of active supervision! Join Jamie Sheehan from the Office of Head Start and Kristin Ainslee, host of NCQTL's Teacher Time, for a 45-minute webinar. It also includes a question and answer session.
Marco Beltran, Office of Head Start (OHS), shares how Region IX grantees—Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) and Contra Costa—have implemented strategies around child supervision. See how these grantees use redundant systems to make sure all children are accounted for in the classroom and on the playground in this 30-minute webinar. Amanda Bryans, director of the Education and Comprehensive Services Division, OHS, also joins the webinar for a question and answer session.