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
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.
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.
Join the CCCF & CPCHE for a free webinar on providing healthy sustainable child care environments. This webinar will focus on indoor air quality and how to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This webinar took place in June 2021. Participants learned to view their own stress levels and find ways to build resilience. It will also help you identify the impact of this stress on a child’s behaviour.
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 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