Learn more about the Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards . Find out how these standards can help answer questions that come up every day in early care and education programs.
Learn about the most common risks for children’s injuries. Explore strategies to help programs create safer playgrounds.
Learn how to create a culture of shared responsibility for children's well-being. Explore ways programs can ensure health and safety practices are routine instead of something that seems burdensome.
In this webinar, learn how to use the Emergency Preparedness Manual for Early Childhood Programs. Explore how to develop emergency plans to keep children, families, and staff safe if disaster strikes.
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.
Learn how to build a program-wide culture of safety in this virtual Town Hall meeting with Head Start safety experts.
Listen to Doctor Deborah Bergeron and Ann Linehan introducing this initiative from the Office of Head Start to support safe children, thriving staff, and strong programs.
Infant caregivers can experience high levels of stress in their work. Persistent infant crying, for example, may lead caregivers to shake young infants. This can result in head trauma that can damage a baby's brain. Learn ways to help infant caregivers and families recognize the signs and symptoms of head trauma, manage stress, and prevent abuse.
Head Start staff are encouraged to watch this webinar about the importance of active supervision. It was part of a week of interactive webinars and online discussion around keeping children safe. Discover practical active supervision strategies for use in the classroom and at home.
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. CCHC 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.