Children's health and safety: Preventing accidents - human factors
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Children's health and safety: Preventing accidents - human factors

This course explores accidents, including teaching safety rules to children. You will learn about human factors that contribute to common accidents and injuries in early childhood education and care services.

International Child Care College
Updated Jun 24, 2024

What you'll learn

  • The human factors that contribute to accidents and injuries
  • Guidelines for teaching safety rules to children
  • Why it is important to provide opportunities for risky play
Course Description

Course Overview

This course focuses on the human factors that contribute to common accidents and injuries that occur in early childhood education and care services. While it looks at ways to avoid these accidents, including teaching safety rules to children, it also explores the importance of providing children with opportunities for risky play.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for new and trainee educators, as well as students who would like to become early childhood educators and want a better understanding of what the role entails.

The course is also suitable for educators seeking professional development, or for early childhood services wanting to provide holistic professional development for staff members.

Learning Objectives

  • The human factors that contribute to accidents and injuries
  • Guidelines for teaching safety rules to children
  • Why it is important to provide opportunities for risky play

Business Outcomes

Many students want to work as Educators because they love interacting with young children. Many of them don't have an understanding of the broad tasks they will be expected to perform as an Educator, including setting up and cleaning the environment each day. By gaining a more holistic view of an Educator's role, students will be better prepared for the realities of the workplace. The course will also allow services to provide consistent professional development that all staff members can complete individually and at their own pace.