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Safety Tutorial for Child Care Aide. By: Diane Nelson Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center. Training Tasks for Child Care Aide. Organize and participate in recreational activities with the children.

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safety tutorial for child care aide

Safety Tutorial for Child Care Aide

By: Diane Nelson

Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center

training tasks for child care aide
Training Tasks for Child Care Aide
  • Organize and participate in recreational activities with the children.
  • Provide developmentally appropriate disciplinary measures for the children.
  • Instruct the children in health and personal habits such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.
  • Assist in preparing food for the children and serve meals and refreshments to the children.
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Training Tasks for Child Care Aide
  • Dress the children and change diapers.
  • Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served and medication administered.
  • Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and discuss with their parents or guardians.
  • Observe and monitor children’s play activities.
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  • The younger the children, the lower the staff-to-child ratio?
  • Spanking a child is allowed with the parent’s permission?
  • Toys that cannot be washed and sanitized should not be used?
  • After assisting the child with hand washing, the staff member should wash his or her own hands?
  • Before a child enters a child care facility, the caregiver should obtain a written history for that child.
appropriate clothing
Appropriate Clothing
  • Clothing should be casual and comfortable so you are able to freely move around with the children. No tight fitting and revealing clothing allowed.
  • No big jewelry where the children can pull on it.
safety equipment
Safety Equipment
  • Electrical outlet covers
  • Safety gates
  • Cabinet, door, and appliance locks
  • Edge and corner guards
  • Baby monitor
  • Cord wind-ups
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Cribs
  • Soft bedding
  • Bottles, cups, plates, and utensils
  • Portable mattresses for nap time
  • Books and toys
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Playground equipment
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • All electrical outlets should be covered and mounted higher on the walls.
  • All electrical cords should out of reach of the children so they cannot play with them.
floors doors exits
Floors, Doors, Exits
  • All doors should be locked and everyone enters from the main entrance and buzzed in.
  • There should be exit signs clearly displayed.
  • The floors should always be dried to prevent slipping. Everyone must be careful of tripping over toys out on the floor.
chemical hazards
Chemical Hazards
  • All toxic substances like cleaning supplies and pest killer should be locked up and out of reach of the children.
  • The building should be checked for dangerous substances like lead and asbestos.
  • The poison control information should be posted.
ergonomic hazards lifting
Ergonomic Hazards - Lifting
  • Back injury is a common problem for a child care worker because you are constantly lifting up children. You must be aware of the proper way to lift to protect yourself from injury.
  • The day care center should have an evacuation plan in case of fire. This plan should be posted in each classroom.
  • The day care center should practice fire drills regularly.
  • The center should have fire extinguishers.
  • The center should have a current fire inspection certificate displayed.
  • The center should have smoke detectors.
infectious diseases
Infectious Diseases
  • Any infectious disease should be reported to the Department of Health and the other parents in the center immediately.
  • Caregivers and children should wash their hands often, especially before eating and after using the bathroom or changing diapers.
angry threatening customers
Angry/threatening Customers
  • It is important to provide feedback to the parents regularly regarding their child and address any concerns they have immediately.
  • Document any problems with a child and any meetings you have with the parents.
how and to whom do you report an injury
How and to Whom Do You Report an Injury
  • An injury incurred by a child care worker or child should be documented and reported to the director immediately.
  • The child care worker should be trained on how to recognize signs of child abuse and how to report suspected child abuse.
post test
Post Test
  • Crib slats should be no more than 2 3/8” apart?
  • Pillows could be left in the crib when the baby is sleeping?
  • Check playground equipment regularly to make sure they are maintained in good condition?
  • Safety gates are used to keep children away from potentially dangerous areas?
  • It is permissible to leave a child unsupervised while he or she is sleeping, as long as the sleeping arrangements are safe and in compliance.
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Post Test
  • Caregivers should never leave a child alone on a table or countertop, unless an emergency arises?
  • The facility should notify the parents of any suspected allergic reactions?
  • The facility should practice fire drills with the children?
  • If the child fell during the day and did not get hurt you do not need to inform the parent?
  • If you suspect a behavior problem with the child you should discuss it with the parent?
answers to pre and post test
Answers to Pre and Post Test
  • Pre Test Answers Post Test Answers
  • 1. T 1. T 6. F
  • 2. F 2. F 7. T
  • 3. T 3. T 8. T
  • 4. T 4. T 9. F
  • 5. T 5. F 10. T
safety web resources
Safety Web Resources
  • National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services – Administration for Children and Families