Allergies: A Life or Death Issue



The days of peanut butter-and-jelly or grilled-cheese sandwiches for everyone are long gone.  There probably isn’t a child care center in the world that doesn’t have at least one child with a life threatening allergy to some food, medication or cleaning product.  That means that the center’s primary job is not to poison any child.  Unfortunately, it only takes a second of not paying attention to have a dire consequence.  This is the responsibility of every single staff member.  Are you sure that your center is doing every single thing it can to ensure every child’s safety?  This webinar will help you to focus on the many dangers for children – maybe some you had not even considered – and discuss how to avoid them so that all children are safe.


CDA Competency: Goal I. To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment

Learning Objectives:  The learner will be able to

  • Identify at least three situations where children are at risk due to allergies
  • State how best to ensure that staff keeps all children safe related to allergies
  • Develop a process for including the parents in your allergy safety plan

State Approvals:

Alabama – Accepted Hawaii – Accepted Massachusetts – Accepted New Mexico – Approved South Dakota – Accepted
Alaska – Accepted Idaho Michigan – Approved (Course ID: 115353) New York Tennessee – Accepted
Arizona Illinois – Accepted Minnesota North Carolina – Approved Texas
Arkansas Indiana – Accepted Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California – Accepted Iowa Missouri Ohio – Accepted Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky – DCC Approved Event Nebraska Oregon – Accepted Washington
Delaware – Accepted Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida – Accepted  Maine – Accepted for Elective Training in PDP New Hampshire – Accepted Rhode Island Wisconsin – Approved (Course ID: 269141)
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina – Pending  Wyoming – STARS Approved (Primary Knowledge Area: Health, Nutrition & Safety)

**When in doubt, please check with your licensing rep to make sure the webinar will count toward your annual clock hours.