Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics

Explore child development, health, and safety from birth through early school age in this training, covering developmental patterns, nutrition, hygiene, disease prevention, emergency preparedness, and maintaining safe environments.

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Course description

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of development, developmental domains, and the role of nutrition in development. In addition, health and safety issues will address supporting the growth of healthy children – from the basics such as hand washing to more in-depth practices surrounding healthy procedures and disease prevention. Participants will learn more about emergency planning/preparedness and first aid as well as identify tips for maintaining safe indoor/outdoor environments.

Course materials

Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics

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Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics

“As a Licensed-Exempt Child Care Provider, the pilot METC apprenticeship program has helped me a lot. I have been able to complete all my classes and apply for the additional 20% increase while I was waiting to become licensed. I now know how the process works because of the information received in this program. I’m so grateful for these classes, and the time my mentor took to make sure I was on the right track. I really appreciate this program, and I hope other providers will get the opportunity and experience that I got from METC.”
Claudette Sarpong
Pilot Apprenticeship Mentee
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