This interactive course explores policies, practices, and environments that reduce the risk of infectious diseases in Head Start and child care settings. It presents basic infection control strategies that every early childhood educator needs to follow to ensure a healthy and safe environment for children and staff.
Log into the Individualized Professional Development (iPD) Portfolio to complete this two-part course. Continuing education units (CEUs) are available. Receive 0.1 CEUs or one contact hour for each part of the course.
Watch this webinar to learn more about this course and strategies to prevent infectious diseases.
Learn about disease transmission routes and policies to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.
Learn about practices, routines, habits, and components of the early childhood environment that reduce the risk of spreading diseases.
Learn how to create and maintain healthy environments for all preschoolers, and how to implement hygiene practices. Find out how daily health checks, mental health support, nutrition, and physical activity prevent the spread of disease.
Healthy environments are critical for infants’ and toddlers’ development. In this course you will learn how to create and maintain healthy environments for all infants and toddlers, and how to implement hygiene practices to prevent disease.
Learn how to create and maintain healthy environments for children in family child care settings, and how to implement hygiene practices to prevent disease. You will learn strategies to ensure daily healthy checks, as well as strategies to support children’s and families’ mental health needs.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Last Updated: December 19, 2023