• Welcome to Healthy Environments in Early Care and Education

    This online course is designed to help ECE teachers/child care professionals understand how to keep the early care and education environment safe and healthy. Each individual module in this course will introduce you to a specific topic. To begin this course, 
    • Choose a module 
    • Test your knowledge by completing the module pre-test
    • Watch the videos and review the resources for each section of the module
    • Feel free to go back and review sections as often as you like
    • When you feel confident that you have learned all of the content in the module, take the module post-test
    • If you receive a score of 80% or higher on the post-test, you will be able to print a certificate of completion
    Important Note: Each state has different training requirements for ECE teachers/child care professionals. Before completing the modules, you may want to check your state's regulations to find out whether these modules can be used for ECE training credit in your state.  
    This project was developed by the University of Georgia Extension as part of the National Healthy Homes Partnership, and was supported in part by funding received from the U.S Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.
      • Keep Me Lead Free!

        Module 1: Keep Me Lead Free

        This module is designed to inform you about the dangers of lead poisoning, help you identify potential sources of lead in your child care/ECE environment, and discover steps you can take to reduce lead exposure in your child care/ECE setting.

      • Injury Prevention and Control

        Module 2: Injury Prevention and Control

        This module is designed to help you understand the importance of maintaining a safe environment and preventing injury in the ECE setting, focusing specifically on indoor environments, poisons and hazards, playground and vehicle safety, and first aid and emergency preparedness.

      • Water Safety and Quality

        Module 3: Water Safety and Quality

        This module is designed to provide you with information about water safety and water quality in ECE settings. Topics include lead contaminants in water, well water safety, and general water hazards around ECE facilities.

      • Asthma

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        This module is designed to familiarize you with common asthma triggers in the ECE setting. You will also learn ways to reduce the risk of an asthma attack among children and adults by reducing exposure to those triggers.

      • Radon in ECE

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        This module is designed to help you understand what radon is, where it is found, why it is important to monitor in ECE programs, and how to test for radon, understand the test results, and communicate with parents about radon and radon testing. 

      • Emergency Management for ECE

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        This module is designed to help you create and implement an emergency action plan to cope with various types of emergencies in your ECE program, to recover after an emergency, and to talk with young children about emergencies. 

      • Energy Conservation in ECE

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        This module is designed to help you learn how to determine energy and water usage and learn ways to reduce energy costs in an ECE environment. You will also learn ways to involve children in saving energy and water.