Training Type: In Person
Total Hours: 2
Orientation Training January 16, 2019
Individuals who care for and teach children need to know how to create safe spaces and use safe practices with children, develop and implement daily illness prevention strategies, and ensure basic child care practices are established and followed. This two-hour training provides an overview of health and safety topics and additional required learning for Vermont child care professionals only. Topics to be covered are: Basic knowledge of child growth and development; routine and emergency health protection of children; safety and sanitation requirements; positive behavior management; supervision of children; child accident and injury procedures; safe sleep practices; administration of medication requirements; emergency and evacuation requirements; nutrition and food safety; record keeping; transportation and child passenger safety; release of children; respectful engagement of families; preventing, recognizing, and reporting child abuse and neglect; recognition of and response to the symptoms of common childhood illnesses; preventing the spread of infectious disease; providing developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for children; inclusion of children with special needs; guidelines for volunteers, partner staff, auxiliary staff, and business managers; responsibility to comply with current applicable licensing regulations; staffing requirements to include opening and closing; ensuring children have extra clothes and diapers available.