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A Public Health Guide For Child Care Providers

Child care providers are entrusted with the important task of caring for young children. Children depend upon their care providers to maintain a safe and healthy environment to grow and develop. The Public Health Guide For Child Care Providers offers up-to-date information and resources on how to deliver high quality child care.

A Public Health Guide For Child Care Providers is available in two versions.


What is the guide about?

The guide is organized into six sections that are colour coded and include information on:

  • Preventing Illness
  • Outbreak Management
  • Immunization and Health Records
  • Safe Environments
  • Healthy Growth and Development
  • Glossary, Resources and References

Chapter Overview

Chapter 1 – Preventing Illness

  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Routine Practices
  • Cover Your Cough or Sneeze
  • Cleaning Up Blood and Body Fluids
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Diapering Routine
  • Toileting Routine
  • Personal Items
  • Toys
  • Sensory Play
  • Sleeping Equipment
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Safe Water
  • Food Safety
  • Pest Control
  • Rabies
  • Animals in Child Care Centres
  • Petting Zoos
  • Inspection Reporting Program
  • Self-Auditing Checklist for Child Care Centres
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Chapter 2 – Outbreak Management

  • Management of Outbreaks
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Chapter 3 – Immunization and Health Records

  • Immunization
  • Staff Health Records
  • Staff Health
  • The Influenza Vaccine
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Chapter 4 – Safe Environments

  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Hazardous Substances
  • A Smoke-Free Environment
  • Protection from Air Pollution
  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Sun Safety
  • Recreational Water
  • West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease
  • Addressing and Adapting to Climate Change
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Car and Booster Seat Safety
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Cycling and Helmet Safety
  • Concussions
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Chapter 5 – Healthy Growth and Development

  • Child Growth, Development and Early Identification
  • Brain Development in the Early Years
  • Healthy Eating
  • Dental Safety
  • Child Abuse and Neglect

 

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