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Core Competency #4 - Healthy, Safety and Nutrition

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3. Health: hygiene and health promotion (check your current knowledge and skill level). *This question is required.
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I develop plans and policies around appropriate self care activities and ensures the availability of supplies and materials necessary to operate the program in a healthy and safe manner. (2-A).
I establish linkages with community-based oral health resources to promote oral health screening of all children and youth in care. (3-A).
For children and youth in care ensures that the program has appropriate information on health care providers and state health insurance subsidies to support access of children, youth, and families to health insurance and medical homes. (1-M). *This question is required
I support families in ensuring that children and youth have access to health insurance and a regular source of medical care. (1-A). *This question is required
I develop and implement routines and activities to support children and youth developing appropriate hand washing practices and other self care activities. (2-M).
I work with all health care consultant and/or other health care professionals in the community to meet the needs of children, youth, and staff. (4-A).
I communicate overall concerns of health issues within the program when appropriate. (4-I).
I encourage families to talk with regular health care provider about children and youth’s health and well-being, including immunizations. (1-M). *This question is required
I observe children and youth daily to check for evidence of health concerns and recognize children and youth with individual health needs. (4-I).
I provide information to families about group health issues. (1-M). *This question is required
I am aware of importance and able to communicate with families regarding the health and well-being of their children and youth. (1-I). *This question is required
I collect, analyze, and apply current information regarding health concerns in the community.(4-A).
I know and respond to individual health needs of each child and youth and communicates with staff/co-workers to ensure the needs of each child and youth are met. ( 4-M).
I implement age appropriate oral health practices and routines. (3-I).
I integrates oral health into curriculum and routines.(3-M).
I make health care related referrals as necessary. (1-A).
I establish linkages and monitor system for documenting immunization records. (1-A). *This question is required
I help children and youth practice appropriate hand washing techniques and other self care activities. (2-A).
I integrate oral health into appropriate program policies and procedures.(3-A)
4. Health: preventing and responding to infectious disease and managing chronic illness (check your current knowledge and skill level.) *This question is required.
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I establishes and monitors training and supervisory system to ensure universal precautions are followed. ( 5-A). *This question is required
I supervises other staff in practice of universal precautions. (5-M). *This question is required
I can intervene appropriately in case of emergency. (8-M).
I recognize symptoms of common illness and communicate related concerns to appropriate persons. (6-I). *This question is required
I follow specified guidelines in administering medications with specific training and with supervisory support. (8-I).
I recognize and respond to signs of infectious disease and implements appropriate program policies. (6-M). *This question is required
I ensure that staff receives appropriate training and support related to the administration of medication. (8-A).
I develop and implement program policies regarding exclusion and re-admission of sick children and youth, and systems for preventing and responding to infectious disease outbreaks. (6-A). *This question is required
I establish and monitor program practices and identify resources for ongoing development and implementation of healthy and safe environments.(9-A).
I establish and monitor systems related to the administration of medication (8-A).
I develop and implement plans for maintaining healthy and safe environments for all aspects of the program and monitors for possible hazards. (9-M).
I manage environment to reduce exposure to health and safety hazards, including allergy and asthma inducing substances for children and youth in care. (9-I).
I appropriately manage environment for possible triggers and treatment. (7-I). *This question is required
I implement and ensure appropriate documentation of medication administration. (8-M).
I practice specified universal precaution procedures. (5-I) *This question is required
I am aware of chronic conditions and individual children and youth health plans. (7-I) *This question is required
I am knowledgeable of possible allergies or complications with medications. (8-M).
I work with health consultant and other health care professionals to develop and implement a plan to communicate with families and take other preventative measures. (6-A). *This question is required
I develop and implement Individualized Health Care Plans for children and youth with chronic illness with family, child’s primary care provider, and/or health consultant. (7-M).
I establishes and monitors program practices and identifies resources for ongoing development and implementation of Individualized Health Care Plan for each child and youth with a chronic illness. (7-A).
I ensure program and staff have appropriate resources, training to ensure continued development of best practices. (7-A).
5. Health: mental health (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I establish a system for accessing mental health supports (10-A).
I recognize behavioral symptoms of stress in children and youth. (10-I). *This question is required
I understand that the overall well-being of children and youth includes social/emotional health. (10-I.) *This question is required
I work collaboratively to address concerns at the child, youth, and program level. (10-A).
I identify supports for children, youth, family and staff for addressing concerns about social-emotional health. (10-M). *This question is required
I provide appropriate referral information for children, youth, and families. (10-A).
I promote positive mental health in all aspects of program design. (10-A). *This question is required
I understand that stress and trauma have an impact on development and behavior and seeks appropriate consultation. (10-M). *This question is required
I adapt curriculum to respond to social-emotional events. (10-M). *This question is required
I have the ability to see the overall mental health including social-emotional health of children, youth, and families. (10-M). *This question is required
6. Safety: basic safety and emergency preparedness (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I am aware of environment and the potential for hazards, corrects those that are correctable, and alerts appropriate authority to any others. (11-I). *This question is required
I maintain and assess safe environments inside and outside. (11-M). *This question is required
I anticipate potential safety hazards and acts to prevent them. (11-M). *This question is required
I evaluate the appropriateness of all environments and activities, as well as the potential hazards and risks, and assures that actions are taken to ensure children, youth, and staff safety. (11-A). *This question is required
I actively interact and oversee children and youth to ensure safety both indoors and outdoors. (12-I). *This question is required
I plan and implement program strategies that respond to the safety needs of individual and groups of children and youth. (12-M). *This question is required
I maintain appropriate levels and standards for state and federal regulations. (12-A). *This question is required
I develop and document contingency plans to maintain appropriate supervision of children at all times. (12-A). *This question is required
I know and follow safety regulations and emergency plans. (13-I). *This question is required
I participate in emergency and disaster drills. (13-I). *This question is required
I plan and implement emergency and disaster drills in conjunction with administrators including maintenance of emergency supplies. (13-M). *This question is required
I maintain a system to account for all children, youth, and staff in the event of an emergency or disaster. (13-M).
I develop and document contingency plans for emergency situations and disaster drills. (13-A).
I establish linkages with community emergency services providers and ensures that all program emergency materials/resources are current and in adequate supply. (13-A).
7. Safety: safeguarding children and youth (check your current level of knowledge and skills). *This question is required.
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I releases children and youth to authorized persons only. (14-I). *This question is required
I recognize possible signs of child abuse and neglect and follows procedures as a Mandated Reporter of child abuse and neglect with training and supervisory support. (15-I). *This question is required
I establish and monitor systems for ensuring children and youth only released to authorized persons, including issues such as additional precautions around restraining orders. (14-A). *This question is required
I implement plans for assuring children and youth are released to authorized persons only. (14-M). *This question is required
I ensure that staff follows proper procedures for releasing children and youth to authorized persons only. (14-M). *This question is required
I develop policies and protocols for reporting child abuse and neglect, including supporting staff and communicating with families. (15-A).
I follow security system of adult access to program. (14-I). *This question is required
I identify, document, and report suspected abuse and neglect of children and youth in an immediate and appropriate way. (15-M).
I work with community agencies and professionals to protect children and youth. (15-I).
8. Nutrition and physical activity: nutrition (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I coordinate food activities with cultural calendar and relevant community events. (18-A). *This question is required
I design programs and ensure resources to respond to young children and youth’s nutritional needs. (16-A). *This question is required
I discuss individual children and youth’s food preferences with families and accommodates when possible. (17-M). *This question is required
I explain to families and other caregivers the importance of good nutrition in optimizing healthy development. (16-M). *This question is required
I teach children and youth about nutrition and healthy food choices. (18-I). *This question is required
I develop and implement policies on family education and program guidance on nutrition. (16-M). *This question is required
I plan and prepare meals and snacks that reflect a nutritionally balanced diet based on the USDA guidelines, including meeting the special dietary needs of individual children and youth. (17-M). *This question is required
I recognize that the nutritional needs of young children and youth change as they grow and develop. (16-I). *This question is required
I follow instructions for providing appropriate meals for children and youth with special dietary needs. (17-I). *This question is required
I evaluate program to determine how well the nutritional or special dietary needs of young children and youth are being met. (17-A). *This question is required
I implement program guidelines on food brought to program and prepared at programs. (17-M). *This question is required
I recognize, support, and model meals and snacks that reflect a developmentally appropriate, safe, and nutritionally balanced diet. (17-I). *This question is required
I base educational activities on nutritional information and ensures that activities are responsive to multiple cultures. (18-M). *This question is required
9. Nutrition and physical activity: food handling/environment: (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I practice safe food handling and observe general sanitation practices. (19-I). *This question is required
I identify and dispose of spoiled and contaminated foods. (19-I). *This question is required
I implement and instruct food handling practices to prevent food borne illness and food spoilage. (19-M). *This question is required
I develop and communicate program policy to staff and families. (19-A). *This question is required
I ensure availability of training and resources for staff to promote safe food handling. (19-A). *This question is required
I recognize the need to serve food and participate in a positive, relaxed meal time. (20-I). *This question is required
I plan, implement, and participate in meals in such a way that supports a positive, relaxed and social atmosphere. (20-M). *This question is required
I design program and strategies to support providers in serving food in a positive, relaxed, social atmosphere. (20-A). *This question is required
10. Nutrition and physical activity: physical fitness and activity (check your current knowledge and skill level). *This question is required.
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I provides information for families about children and youth’s need for physical activity. (21-M). *This question is required
I design program and ensure resources to provide age appropriate opportunities for all children and youth to be active and have adequate rest, including inclusion of all children and youth. (21-A). *This question is required
I recognize and model the importance of and provide time and space for active play both indoors and outdoors and appropriate periods of rest for all children and youth. (21-I). *This question is required
I plan and model/participate in age appropriate opportunities for children and youth to be active and have adequate rest, including adapting active play activities based on the needs of all children and youth. (21-M). *This question is required
You have completed the Self-Assessment for Core Competency Area 4 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition

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