This course satisfies the training requirements specified in the Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers (22 VAC 15-30-310 D.6). The course provides instruction in daily health observation, excluding children for illness, preventing infections, communicable diseases, vaccine preventable diseases, immunizations, OSHA health and safety practices, and the providerýs role in reporting diseases. While the class is required for providers who work in licensed child day centers and who perform the daily health observation of children, it is beneficial for all child care providers.
- Conduct the daily health observation of children.
- Determine how diseases spread and ways to reduce their spread, e.g., proper hand washing and diapering, proper food handling, cleaning, and disinfecting, etc.
- Identify when to exclude a child from the child care facility for illness.
- Discuss specific communicable diseases and how they are spread.
- Identify vaccine preventable diseases and immunization requirements.
- Describe OSHA staff occupational health and safety practices that protect against exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
- Discuss their role in reporting diseases of public health importance.