Young children are curious and eager to learn. They depend on their caregivers to keep them safe by making sure that nothing within a child’s reach can harm them.
Injuries are a serious health risk to young children, and many injuries happen when children are at home. The good news is that most injuries are predictable and preventable. Whether families bring up safety concerns or you introduce the issue, children’s safety is an important topic to discuss.
This guide offers strategies that early childhood programs can use to support ongoing home safety conversations with families using home safety checklists.
Resource Type: Publication
National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Program Option: Home-Based Option
Audience: Home Visitors
Last Updated: November 10, 2022