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The Safety Certificate presents recommended policies and guidelines for maintaining safe indoor and outdoor environments, as well as a safe transportation program. Participants will learn about basic safety in all settings where children play and learn; however, the majority of indoor hazards pertain to the infant-toddler group. This course is recommended for all teachers and center personnel.
Upon satisfactorily completing the Safety Certificate program, students should be able to:
- Identify strategies for reducing or eliminating indoor and outdoor hazards in the child care setting
- Identify recommended practices for ensuring toy safety
- Identify recommended practices for preventing poisoning by plants, chemicals, and other materials
- Identify basic features and practices of a safe infant environment
- Demonstrate understanding of toy safety standards and practices
- Demonstrate understanding of safety standards related to design, maintenance, surface, and supervision in the outdoor play environment
Students enrolled in the Safety Certificate program are assessed using the following methods:
- Competency based multiple-choice questions
- Student activities and/or observations with written feedback
- End of Course Quizzes in multiple-choice format – Students must pass each quiz with a grade of 70% or better to complete the course.
- Cumulative Final Exam in multiple-choice format – Students must pass with a grade of 70% or better to complete the 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 be able to speak, read, and write well enough in the language the course is presented in to understand and complete the course material
- Course(s) within this program may require observation, assessment, and practical application of learning principles in an early childhood learning environment. Students must be working in or have access to an early childhood environment to successfully complete these course(s).
Textbook Information: No textbook is required to complete this certificate 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, Family Child Care, and School-Age Care
Program Code: 4210-SPC
Program Length: 8 Hours
IACET CEU Value: 0.8 CEUs
Program Start Date: Rolling Enrollment – Start Anytime
Program End Date: 60 days from enrollment date
Tuition Cost: $89
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