Free Child Safety Resources
Diversity and Equality Guidelines for Childcare Providers (National Child Care Strategy): This document explores why we should and how we can acknowledge, celebrate and benefit from our differences. Its aim is to support and equip childcare managers and practitioners with the insights and skills to recognize and work with diversity and equality issues within their settings.
Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children : This handbook cites specific ways providers can support children in four areas: healthy eating, food safety practices, active play and limiting screen time.
Equity in Early Childhood Education (Victorian Inclusion Agency): It is important that children have access to early childhood environments that represent who they are, and differences need to be acknowledged to address equity in early childhood. This PDF handout explores equal opportunity in early childhood education, how educators ensure equal participation, how to encourage diversity, and sustaining shared thinking.
SNAP-ED TOOLKIT: Obesity Prevention Interventions (USDA): Search for evidence-based strategies and interventions focused on promoting healthy eating and physical activity, including populations and settings specific to early childhood and early care and education. Each strategy or intervention included in the toolkit includes an overview, summary of reach and adoption, components, materials needed, a summary of the evidence, evaluation indicators and materials and contact information.
C.H.O.I.C.E Toolkit and Self-Assessment Questionnaire (Contra Costa Child Care Council): Assessment on how your child care home or center compare with recommended nutrition and physical activity guidelines.
The Outreach Training Program provides basic safety and health information and education — it does not fulfill an employer's requirement to provide training under specific OSHA standards. The OSHA Outreach Training Program for the Maritime Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the maritime industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. It is important to note that this is a voluntary program and does not meet the training requirements for any OSHA standards. Although some states, municipalities or others may require outreach training as a condition of employment, it is not an OSHA requirement. None of the courses within the Outreach Training Program is considered a certification.
5 ways teachers can challenge inequality in the classroom (The Guardian): Research shows that everyday teaching practices exclude already marginalised groups of students, but teachers can take steps to redress the balance. This article discusses tips for the classroom such as rethinking ability grouping, challenging language, making the curriculum relevant, avoiding quick-fix punishments, and nurturing relationships.
Model Child Care Health Policies: This valuable resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics takes the mystery out of policy writing, covering all facets of early care and education. These model policies, covering a wide range of topics, ease the burden of writing site-specific health and safety policies from scratch.
Building a Healthy Start: These training modules from Alabama Public Health address a specific issue and focus on information specific to the care of infants and toddlers related to that issue. Topics include “Feeding Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings” and “Promoting Physical Activity for Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Settings.”