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.)
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