Child Care Lead Poisoning Prevention Curricula

Lead poisoning is still a serious threat to the health of young children. This curriculum was first created in 1996 partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). It was updated in 2006 and again in 2018. These training materials inform the early care and education field about potential lead poisoning hazards in the child care environment and offer ways to protect young children from lead poisoning.

Preventive Health and Safety Training: Lead Poisoning Prevention Chapter

Child care providers are required to take an 8-hour Preventive Health and Safety training before applying for a child care site license.  In 2020, a chapter on Lead Poisoning Prevention was added to the training.  This Lead Poisoning Prevention chapter is available as a slide show and set of handouts.  There are also sample quiz questions and case study scenarios to supplement the lecture.