Mobile Devices: This course MAY be mobile friendly. However,because every device is different, we are unable to guarantee compatibility. Our student support staff is unable to provide technical support when students are attempting to use an iPad, tablet or cell phone to complete an online course. Use of an iPad, tablet, or cell phone is at your own risk.
Child care workers are vulnerable to blood borne pathogens, virus, and infections. Your work as a provider may expose you and your students to diseases and infectious substances on a daily basis. It is said that in the first year teachers will become sick more often than in any other time in their careers because of the variety and exposure to new blood borne pathogens, viruses and infections. The same is true for children who are new to group care. This is why it is so important to learn how to protect students and yourself from being exposed and becoming ill.
This course will provide the information needed to protect yourself, students and your family. However, it will mean little if these instructions are not followed rigorously on a daily basis. Making the excuse of “just this once,” “I was in a hurry,” “I didn't have the correct supplies,” could cause you to become ill and possibly become infected with something that might take your life; or spread a disease to a vulnerable child or adult. This language may seem harsh, but the goal is to prepare and support your health as you work with children and their families.