ERIC Number: ED462179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Lead Poisoning Prevention. Training Curriculum.
California Dept. of Health Services, Oakland. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch.; California Child Care Health Program, Oakland.
In an effort to address young children's substantial risk for exposure to lead in out-of-home child care programs, outreach and training were developed for child care providers. This workshop curriculum consists of training activities and materials appropriate for child care providers in centers or homes for the purpose of educating them about the dangers of childhood lead poisoning. The 90-minute training session offers: (1) understanding of the problem of lead poisoning; (2) simple routines to reduce the possibility of lead exposure in children's environments; and (3) information to share with families and tips for encouraging them to have their children tested for lead poisoning. Following introductory materials and background information, the workshop curriculum is presented in 10 parts: (1) why lead poisoning is an issue; (2) child care activities to promote health and reduce exposure to lead; (3) painting, repairing or remodeling your child care environment; (4) nutrition and childhood lead poisoning prevention; (5) how to talk to parents; (6) promoting handwashing; (7) hazard hunt activity; (8) promoting lead screening and testing; (9) question and answer session; and (10) workshop evaluation and awarding of certificates. Curriculum masters for photocopying are provided at the end of the packet for each part of the curriculum. (SD)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Health, Child Safety, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Instructional Materials, Lead Poisoning, Physical Health, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Prevention, Workshops
California Child Care Health Program, 1322 Webster Street, Suite 402, Oakland, CA 94612-3218. Tel: 510-839-1195; Fax: 510-839-0339; e-mail: email@example.com; For full text: http: //www.childcarehealth.org/webpages/trainingcurricula.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California Dept. of Health Services, Oakland. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch.; California Child Care Health Program, Oakland.
Identifiers - Location: California