Promotion of child health and safety standards are not only important but critical for successful early learning and child care
Child Health Safety and the Environment
Parents and educators want the best for children, but we don’t always know where the dangers lie or what we can do to protect them. The environments in which young children learn, play, and grow contribute in crucial ways to children’s lifelong health trajectories. Providing all children in Canada with an equal opportunity to learn and play in safe, healthy, and sustainable child care environments is a necessary and attainable step. Check out the resources here to find out how you can make an impact in the lives of the children and families.
CHILD HEALTH AND SAFETY Articles
Playing games with food safety is one type of play best left out of child care centres. By fully grasping and adopting key food safety principles, child care operators and food caterers who serve child care centres can help to ensure the food they provide for young children is consistently and predictably safe. If not,
September can feel like the start of a new year, a time of change. The temperature starts to cool, the leaves change colour and children return to school. It is a great time to refresh and reflect on ways to enhance and improve our child care programs. This includes reviewing practices and policies for overall
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Everyday actions like choosing safer cleaning products & toys to composting programs — can help a child care program create healthier spaces for children and staff. Take the checklist today!
Children Health and Safety Resources
Advancing Environmental Health in Child Care Settings – A Checklist for Child Care Practitioners and Public Health Inspectors This user-friendly checklist is designed to assist child care practitioners and public health inspectors in identifying practical steps to reduce children’s exposures to toxic chemicals and pollutants in various indoor and outdoor child care settings. Download Resource
Additional resources https://healthyenvironmentforkids.ca/resources/
Enjoy Some Of Our Past Content On Child Health and Safety
- Child Safety Protecting Children against sexual abuse
These guidelines will help parents and educators teach children how to stay safe. Download the copy here
- Fire Safety
It’s important to know what you are going to do when that smoke alarm goes off. You may have less than two minutes to escape before smoke creates life-threatening conditions. Download the copy here