Prevention of Injuries in the Child Care Setting

Unintentional injuries are the leading threat to the lives and health of American children, but injuries are predictable and preventable. Injury prevention is an essential part of quality early care and education programs and a major responsibility of providers, who can prevent most injuries by planning ahead and implementing simple precautions.

This updated and revised edition of Prevention of Injuries will help early care and education providers understand how injuries happen, and how by planning ahead and taking simple precautions, most injuries can be avoided.

  • Preventing injuries: falls, choking, poisoning, burns, heat exhaustion, traffic injuries, etc.
  • Assessing the injury
  • Emergency action principles
  • How to protect children
  • Injury recordkeeping
  • The First Aid kit
  • Safety check lists