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Georgia Health and Safety Orientation Training – 10 Hours

This 10 hour certificate program, approved by Georgia Bright from the Start, provides basic information and recommended practices for the following core health and safety content areas from the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG).  Topics include:  Indoor/Outdoor Safety; Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials; Transportation and Field Trip Safety; SIDS and SUIDS Prevention; Shaken Baby Syndrome; Preventing and Managing Infectious Disease; Food Allergies; Medication Administration; and Emergency and Disaster Preparedness.  In addition, this course provides basic information and recommended practices in recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect and child development.  It is comprised of three (3) individual courses that total 10 hours in training.

Upon satisfactorily completing the Communication and Interpersonal Skills Certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Define key terms and identify recommended practices for reducing risks in the indoor environment
  • Identify potential hazards in the indoor environment
  • Identify recommended strategies and practices for promoting toy safety
  • Identify recommended practices for promoting safe, appropriate behaviors through positive child-teacher interaction
  • Identify important safety factors specific to the infant-toddler environment, including choking hazards and equipment safety
  • Identify basic practices for reducing the risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Identify best practices for storing and reducing the risk of poisoning or other exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Identify causes, symptoms, effects, and strategies for preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Identify key terms and recommended best practices for reducing risks in the outdoor play environment
  • Identify recommended practices for supervising and interacting with children in the outdoor environment
  • Identify and demonstrate and understanding of safe transportation practices in the early care environment, including entering, riding in, and exiting vehicles and proper use of child restraint systems
  • Identify recommended practices for planning and managing field trips with young children
  • Define and/or identify key terms and facts related to infectious disease
  • Identify rationale and recommended policies regarding childhood and staff vaccinations
  • Demonstrate understanding of recommended hand-washing procedures and the importance of hand-washing as a means to control or prevent the spread of infectious disease
  • Identify purpose and basic procedures of the Daily Health Check
  • Identify recommended practices for managing illness in the early care environment, including policies for excluding children from group care
  • Define the eight major food allergens
  • Demonstrate understanding of best practices for preventing food-allergy reactions
  • Identify differences between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting and relevant practices related to each
  • Define various types of medications
  • Identify basic policies and procedures for administering medication in the early care environment
  • Identify recommended practices for safe handling, storage, dispensation, and disposal of medications
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Seven Rights of Medication Administration
  • Identify policies for managing errors, accidents, and adverse reactions related to mediation administration
  • Identify recommended policies, procedures, and practices for conducting evacuation drills in the early care environment
  • Identify recommended policies and practices for mitigating and/or managing disasters in the early care environment
  • Identify staff roles and responsibilities with regard to disaster preparation
  • Define a variety of terminology related to child development (e.g. tracking, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, emotional literacy, etc.)
  • Identify major developmental milestones related to movement and fine motor skills from birth through age five
  • Identify major developmental milestones associated with the senses from birth through age five
  • Identify important cognitive development milestones between the birth and age five
  • Identify elements of language development in children from birth to age five
  • Identify important milestones in the development of social skills for children from birth to age five
  • Identify important milestones related to emotional development of children from birth to age five
  • Identify developmentally appropriate activities and strategies for promoting development in young children across all domains of development
  • Define the term mandated reporter
  • Identify signs of potential physical abuse
  • Differentiate between various forms of emotional abuse
  • Identify basic characteristics of sexual abuse
  • Define major types and identify indicators of child neglect
  • Define battered child syndrome
  • Identify common behaviors of abusive parents
  • Identify proper procedures and practices for effective documentation and reporting of child abuse

Students enrolled in the Georgia Health and Safety Orientation Training – 10 Hours certificate program are assessed using the following methods:

  • Competency based multiple choice questions
  • End of course quizzes in multiple choice format – Students must pass each quiz with a grade of 70% or better to complete the course
  • Student reflection
  • Cumulative Final Exam in multiple choice format – Students must pass with a grade of 70% or better to complete the Georgia Health and Safety Orientation Training – 10 Hours certificate program
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have access to a computer and printer
  • Must have a valid email address
  • Must have access to the Internet through a CCEI supported JavaScript enabled web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.)
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write well enough in the language the course is presented in to understand and complete the course material

Textbook Information: No textbook is required to complete this Georgia Health and Safety Orientation Training – 10 Hours training program.

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to check with their licensing representatives to determine each program’s applicability toward state requirements.

Setting: Infant-Toddler, Preschool, and Family Child Care
Program Code: 5110-GA
Program Length: 10 Hours
IACET CEU Value: 1.0 CEUs
Program Start Date: Rolling Enrollment – Start Anytime
Program End Date: 90 days from enrollment date
Tuition Cost: $49

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