Ensure your staff have the knowledge and confidence to take care of any child in their care. Both staff and parents benefit from the information and training we provide in our workshops. Contact us for pre-service, full-day, and multi-day training workshops on a variety of health and safety topics. We also provide consultation and resources so you can continue to provide effective and fun in-house training.
Child safety training needs for teachers and caregivers vary according to the age of children in their care, type of early childhood setting (center-based or home-based), and experience of the teacher or caregiver. Instructional content includes learning outcomes, attention-grabbing PowerPoint slides, hands-on activities and demonstrations, handouts, and evaluations. Our programs are reviewed by experts and address national standards including Caring for Our Children, 3rd Ed (CFOC) and Head Start Program Performance Standards. Choose from topics such as these or let us develop something new for your program:
Let us train caregivers and teachers on appropriate responses to emergency situations, such as fire, flooding, weather events, lockdown, and environmental hazards. We consult with and train management staff to review and design a current disaster preparedness plan that includes partnership with first responders, communication systems, and document protection.
The early childhood envirobment shoud be a safe place to explore, run, and have fun! Tailor your injury prevention plan to the environment, ages of children served, and types of activities. Include indoor safety (both home-based and center-based), playground safety, field trips, transportation, sun safety, poisoning prevention, toy safety, and more.
Physical Development and Activity
Appropriate physical activity and movement throughout the day are essential for growth and motor development; rest and relaxation are equally important for children. Recognize typical physical and motor development by ages and stages, and offer engaging activities to promote optimal development. Encourage families to play and be active with their children!
Nutrition, Food Safety, and Healthier Eating Habits
Healthier eating habits begin at birth — babies cry when they are hungry! Learn about nutrition, food safety, and eating habits of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Use appropriate activities to promote food exploration and tasting, even among picky eaters. Discuss food safety, food allergies, and ways to incorporate family-style meal service.
Sanitation and disease prevention procedures are essential in child care settings. Germs can spread through the air, on objects, by direct contact, and by insects and animals. Look beyond the mechanics of hand washing. Discuss safe, effective cleaning methods, reducing allergens, standard precautions, and children's routines.
Preventive Health Services and Medical Home
Immunization, well-child checkups, tooth brushing, and handwashing are preventive health care practices. Help staff and families recognize signs and symptoms of diseases, practice health care basics, and discuss when and how to connect with a doctor or other medical care provider. Discuss when and how to administer prescribed medications, and what to do if a side effect or reaction occurs.
Social and Emotional Development
Each infant, toddler, and preschooler is unique and responds to people and the environment in his or her own way. Some children seem to "go with the flow" throughout the day, while other children react intensely to situations. Identify the typical ages and stages of child development, and find ways to promote optimal social and emotional development for each child.
Adult Health and Wellness
Staff and parents have many responsibilities — caring for children, working, and family responsibilities. Adults can better care for children if they also take care of themselves. Give them simple tools to help combat physical, emotional, and compassion fatigue. Explore stress management techniques to address both physical and emotional issues. Help adults recognize the importance of and ways to address nutrition, physical activity, and weight management.Learn to communicate effectively with medical professionals and to evaluate online information.