Unit 4.1 Safe environment

More children in Canada die from injuries than from any kind of sickness. The most common injuries are falls, poisoning and choking or other suffocation.

Safety products make an environment more accident resistant, but they are NOT a substitute for adult supervision.

Never leave a child unattended. Keep children under the supervision of a responsible adult at all times.

BC Health has created a brochure “Preventing Injury in Child Care Settings”.

In this brochure are guidelines for injury prevention, safe space arrangements, developmentally appropriate programming and activities and preventative policies and procedures.

You are receiving this brochure as a supplementary handout to this curriculum.

Take a minute to review the information in the brochure, specifically the information pertaining to the type of child care setting you are interested to work in.