Health and Safety External Resources
Parachute’s Safe Kids Week is dedicated to educating families, caregivers and children on ways to stay safe. This year, the focus is on promoting safe and active transportation: Walk, Bike and Wheel. There is a tip sheet for parents that you can download, posters, plus a community toolkit available for purchase that helps you plan and host activities for families. You can also sign up for Parachute’s free online course on Child Injury Prevention. It is for people working with families who have children aged 0-6.
Canadian Dermatology Association offers many resources that you can share, including: • tipsheets for parents, daycares and summer camp; • posters and colouring pages; and • a cartoon video for kids on sun safety.
Take a look and see all that is available to share with the newcomer families in your community.
Shepard Dodd was not even 3 months old when he died after being put to sleep in a car seat at daycare. It is not safe for babies to be in a seated or semi-reclined position to sleep. When sleeping, a baby's head can fall forward because their muscles are under- developed, and their airway can become constricted.
AllergyAware.ca offers free online courses to increase awareness of anaphylaxis, including a course designed specifically for child care staff/caregivers called Anaphylaxis in Child Care Settings. Available in English and French, the interactive course takes about 30 minutes to complete and ends with a short review quiz. When this quiz has been successfully completed, participants can download and print a personalized certificate of completion.
Parent’s Guide to Vaccination in Canada that can help. The in-depth guide is available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.f valuable material) is available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.
As program directors and teachers, you must be able to protect children from harm and promote their health and well-being. In this webinar, you’ll learn basic practices for keeping children safe, and ideas for educating children and families on health and safety issues.
child care resource is full of important information about; screening and early intervention, infection prevention and control, outbreak management, physical activity, vaccine preventable diseases, infant and child nutrition and more. It also includes helpful charts and lists of action items, as well as handouts to give to parents!