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
Why do Children Lie? Helping Young Children Tell the Truth
Read more about why children lie, and how adults can help them tell the truth.
Watch the free replay now! Learn strategies in this webinar from outdoor play experts to help think through the risks and benefits involved in outdoor play. Gain confidence in your ability to navigate risky play in your programs.
Please enjoy the free webinar replay on thriving outside.
Take the Child Care Checklist: How Healthy & Sustainable Are You?
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!
Building Resilience: Constructing ECE Knowledge of Trauma-Informed Practice in Early Learning Settings
Read about Mothercraft College of Early Childhood Education and their project team’s determination to build the resilience of infants, young children and ECEs.
Download the Plan: Providing Healthy Sustainable Child Care Environments
Our sector and child care and early learning stakeholders have created a vision to ensure that all children in Canada have the opportunity to thrive in child care settings that are healthy and sustainable. Download the plan.
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