Promotion of health and safety standards are not only important but critical for successful early learning and child care
Child Health and Safety
We know that children are more vulnerable than adults to hazards, environmental and physical. 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 adherence to and promotion of health and safety standards as well as ongoing learning about precaution are not only important but critical for successful early learning and child care.
Washing your hands and your kids’ hands is the best way to stop the spread of germs
The misgivings many parents feel around administering physical punishment are well founded. Research shows that not only does physical punishment not work, it can have detrimental effects on a child’s healthy development.
Children's Environmental Health
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://www.healthyenvironmentforkids.ca/collections/resources-child-care-sector
Enjoy Some Of Our Past Content On This Topic
- 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