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Safety Practices

Early childhood programs keep children safe when their facilities, materials, and equipment are hazard-free and all staff use safety practices such as active supervision. Find resources to help staff and families reduce the number and severity of childhood injuries everywhere that children learn and grow. Discover tips for use at home, in cars and buses, on the playground, and in all early childhood settings.

Culture of Safety

Explore 10 actions to create a culture of safety. Learn how to encourage people to speak up about safety concerns and make it safe to talk about mistakes and errors, and use them to learn better practices.

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Tips for Keeping Children Safe

This tool provides safety tips for early childhood staff working with young children in classroom environments. Each section includes a description of development and safety tips organized by daily routines.

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Keep Children Safe Using Active Supervision

Use these webcasts and resources to create a systems approach to child supervision, provide staff development to ensure program-wide implementation, and learn to use redundant strategies to ensure children are safe.

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Hazard Mapping Instructions for Grantees

Discover how hazard mapping helps identify locations for high risk of injury; pinpoint systems and services to strengthen; develop a corrective action plan; and incorporate into ongoing monitoring activities.

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Topic:Safety Practices

Keywords:Child safetySafety practicesTransportation safetyInfants and toddlersPreschool children

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National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations

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