Welcome to the Introduction to Module 5!
Health and safety are basic concerns for everyone who cares for young children. One of a family child care provider's most important jobs is to make sure that we give the children under our care a place in our homes that is safe and healthy.
In this module you will learn ...
In this module you will ...
Terms from the Field
Below are words and definitions that you may need when you work as a Family Child Care Provider. You will learn more about these words later in the module.
When you see the speaker after each of the definitions you can hear the pronunciation of the term and what it means.
diet - the foods and drinks that we eat and drink.
nutrition practices - the way your foods are served, how the food is cooked, and the ways you talk to children and families about food and eating.
accident (or incident) report - a report that records when a child has an accident. It includes such things as how and when the accident happened. It also explains how the family child care provider responded to the problem.
germs - small cells that you can't see with your eyes, which pass sickness from person to person. For example, when you cough, there are germs that come out of your mouth and go into the air.
disinfect - a way of cleaning that makes a surface free of germs. Family child care providers can use a mixture of bleach and water to disinfect their child care space.
infectious diseases - sicknesses that a person can pass to another person, for example, the flu.
If you find other words that you don't understand, you can do two things :