Safety, health, and injury prevention

Daycare worker helping child jump on playground

Early care and education (ECE) providers play a major role in protecting children from injuries. ECE providers can help make sure that their programs are located in safe places, keep children safe from serious injuries and harm while in their care (such as by ensuring playground safety and water safety), and protect children from poisoning. ECE providers also teach children foundational skills about staying healthy and safe and can provide tips to parents about keeping children healthy and safe. ECE providers can also watch for signs that children are not supported at home and protect children by connecting them to child protective services.

Learn about resources to keep children healthy and safe in your ECE program.

Keeping children safe from injury