Home Safety Webinar

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. EST
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Join the Head Start National Center on Health (NCH) for a webinar on home safety. It will provide staff with information on safety risks and injury prevention tips for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Explore some home safety checklists that families and staff can complete together. Participants also will learn some new ways to engage families in a conversation about injury prevention.

Topics for this webinar include:

  • Identifying common injuries among infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • Exploring ways to engage families around home safety
  • Reviewing sample home safety checklists
  • Reviewing injury prevention strategies

Who Should Participate?

This webinar will benefit an array of audiences, including: Head Start and Early Head Start home visitors, child development supervisors, education managers, health managers, and family services staff.

How to Register

Participation is free. Select this link to register: https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1032099

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar on Tuesday, April 15. This presentation will be recorded and archived on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) for later viewing.

Certificate of Participation

Participants will receive a certificate of participation upon completion on an online evaluation. A link to the evaluation will be available when the webinar closes. Participants must complete it in order to receive a certificate. Only participants in the live presentation will be eligible.


For more information, contact NCH at nchinfo@aap.org or toll-free at 1-888-227-5125.


EHS TA Paper No. 14: Supporting Outdoor Play and Exploration for Infants and Toddlers – Head Start


TA Paper No. 14 discusses the benefits of outdoor time for infants and toddlers. It offers tips for creating outdoor play spaces, safety considerations, and strategies and policies to support this part of quality programming. Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start professional development staff may use this paper with teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors.

Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) have long recognized the importance of outdoor play experiences and appropriate, safe outdoor play spaces for young children. Two Head Start Program Performance Standards—1304.21(a)(5)(i) (center-based settings) and 1304.21(a)(6) (home-based settings)—specifically address providing time and opportunities for outdoor active play and guidance in the safe use of equipment and materials. A number of standards focus on the outdoor play space. Still others, although not specific to the outdoors, speak to developmental and learning opportunities for infants and toddlers that could easily take place outdoors, thus taking advantage of the unique qualities that the outdoors offers.

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/ehsnrc/docs/ehs-ta-paper-14-outdoor-play.pdf