Preparing for Emergencies in Child Care Settings
Course Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- List the three steps necessary to ensure safety and well-being in the event of an emergency
- Identify the necessary procedures to follow in the event of a medical, natural or man-made emergency
- Recognize strategies to communicate your emergency plan to staff, parents and children
- Identify the purpose of building and physical premises safety and list up to five access control procedures
- Describe three characteristics of an effective Public Address system
- Identify four school safety and security stakeholders and discuss how you can incorporate safety mechanisms into your daily work environment
schedule 2 Hours
star_outline 0.20 CEUs
computer 1 year unlimited access
verified_user Certificate of completion
face Early childhood training approval
Safety is the issue of highest importance to any child care program. Parents want - first and foremost - their children to be safe. There are few things more frightening to parents than to have an emergency or disaster happen while their children are away from home; they rely on you, the caregiver, to protect their children from harm. This also means that your physical building is properly equipped to keep children safe.
Being prepared can make a big difference as to whether or not the children in your care and the staff in your program remain safe. In this course, you will learn about the necessary steps a program should take to ensure preparedness in the event of an emergency, as well as effective strategies to communicate your emergency plan to children, parents, and staff. We will also cover the proper steps you should take to make sure your building and surrounding spaces are appropriately equipped to establish a safe and secure school environment.
This course will be divided into two parts:
Not all courses are approved for early care and education in every state. Please check State and CEU Approvals page for details.
- Part 1 - Emergency Policies and Procedures
- Part 2 - Physical Premises Safety