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.
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.
Many childhood injuries are predictable and preventable. Explore tips for preventing injuries at home with this resource.
A hurricane is a tropical storm that starts in the warm waters of the tropics. They can cause considerable damage, especially along coastlines. Explore this resource for information about hurricane preparedness.
Although most wildfires occur in the western part of the United States, wildfires can occur anywhere. Explore these tips and information about wildfire preparedness.
Stay safe procedures help staff know what to do if an intruder enters the facility. This resource focuses on how to prepare for and address the developmental needs of young children during stay safe drills.
Read this letter from Tala Hooban as she reflects on the great work of Head Start programs and the prioritization of child safety.
Watch this webinar to learn about the role of Head Start programs in reporting health and safety incidents. Find out about resources to train and support staff to build a program-wide culture of safety and wellness.
Emergencies can have serious effects on the mental health of staff, children, and families. Learn concrete strategies to use when preparing for and responding to emergencies from a mental health perspective.
Learn about COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 5. Presenters also offer guidance on strategies for promoting health and safety during the pandemic, including recommendations for isolation and quarantine.
This webinar explores the connection between our family, culture, and experiences and the way we discipline children. Learn positive discipline strategies and how to manage personal reactions to children’s behavior.