Foundations for Safe and Healthy Early Care Facilities Module

Complete Kansas Department of Health and Environment initial health and safety requirements in one course in an extended two-week session. If registering for this module it is not necessary to also register for the individual initial health and safety courses.  Build foundational knowledge on how to keep children safe and healthy in this module with the following topics:


•Child Development


•Keeping Children Healthy:  addresses infectious disease and immunizations, bloodborne pathogens, allergic reactions to food and food handling, and administering medication.


•Keeping Children Safe: addresses building premise and hazardous materials, supervising children, child abuse and neglect, sudden infant death syndrome and safe sleep practices, transporting children, and emergency preparedness.


Take this course and earn clock-hours towards Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s initial health and safety training requirements.


Ongoing improvement in your skills requires that you learn new information and have the opportunity to put that knowledge into action – your early childhood practices.  Gaining knowledge and then applying that knowledge to your behaviors and skills increases the quality of care and education you provide young children and their families.

You will complete two (2) Apply Projects as part of this Foundations Module course.


PLEASE NOTE: Foundations for Safe and Healthy Early Care Facilities Module is intended for new providers. Enrollment will be canceled if participant has already completed it within the past 5 years. Please call our office if you are not sure of your status.


Additional KCCTO courses are available for you to take to expand your knowledge of supporting the health and safety of children in your child care facility.  If you need help choosing courses from KCCTO’s wide range of topics, contact the KCCTO office to connect with a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist.


The Foundations for Safe and Healthy Early Care Facilities Module is also available in Spanish.


Course Details

  • KDHE Approved:Yes
  • Clock Hours:18
  • Agency:KCCTO WFD
  • CDA Subject Area:1 - 1 - Safe, Healthy Learning Environment;8 - 8 - Growth and Development
  • KS/MO Core Comp Area:I. Child and Youth Growth and Development;V. Health and Safety