Why is This Important?
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death and disability among children nationally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call pediatric injuries "among the most under-recognized public health problems facing the United States." Yet, trends in child care licensing show that few states require initial and ongoing health and safety training for those who work in early education settings. Providing them with knowledge and skills related to common safety and injury prevention topics can lead to improved safety for the children in their care.
This course content is organized into 3 units:
The Keeping Children Safe - Injury Prevention in Early Care and Education Settings online course is funded through grants from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
Note to child care providers: This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours of training credit. Once you have completed the course, click the Print Certificate link on the Course Status page to print your certificate of completion.