Eye injuries in children are common, but most are preventable. Review these tips on preventing eye injuries and responding when they happen.
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.
iLookOut provides an online professional development course for mandated reporters designed specifically for early childhood staff and providers. Read this FAQ to learn more about the course, who should take it, and how to access it.
Everyone who works in Head Start and Early Head Start programs is a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse and neglect. View this collection of resources to learn more and find professional development opportunities.
Explore Chapter 5: Health Outbreaks and Pandemics.
Narrated by pediatricians, these videos can help a busy early care and education workforce reinforce health and safety practices.
To keep children safe, early care education settings can develop plans to reduce the risk of hazards. Learn to identify risks and discover how it is key to develop protocols as part of regular program operations.
It is important to address ways to reduce risk for accidents, injuries, and maltreatment in group environments. Watch this video series to learn strategies to keep children safe in early education settings.
These handouts help educate families on a variety of health and safety topics. Find information on asthma, child passenger safety, food allergies, preparing for tornado season, and more.
Learn how trauma impacts children’s behavior and social and emotional well-being. Find tools to help teachers manage their own reactions. Explore ways programs can support children and families impacted by trauma.