Water Safety 101: Basic Guidelines
language English, Spanish
Course Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Identify and describe water hazards in child care settings that you have encountered and discuss how you dealt with them to ensure safety
- Discuss the symptoms of near drowning, dry drowning, water illnesses, and the prevention techniques for each
- Assess your program’s Emergency Action Plan regarding water safety and create a list of items to be included in a revised plan
schedule 1 Hour
star_outline 0.10 CEUs
computer 1 year unlimited access
verified_user Certificate of completion
face Early childhood training approval
Tragic child drowning accidents happen every year - some in child care settings. The simple truth is that water-related accidents are preventable!.
Drowning is truly the ''silent killer'' of young children: there are usually no screams or noises to alert the caregiver. In addition to drowning, there are other potential hazards involving water. Therefore, water safety is a priority for all child care settings - center and home, indoors and out. This course will help you learn to be proactive in all aspects of water safety for young children.
(Note: this course does not include in-water rescue, first aid or CPR, which should be taken separately by caregivers from an approved provider.) Not all courses are approved for early care and education in every state. Please check State and CEU Approvals page for details.