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Outdoor Air Quality: What Child Care Providers Should Know - Learning Course (EH05 - LC)

Outside time for children in early learning programs is an important time of the day for physical activity, as well as social and emotional well-being. However, occasionally the air quality becomes poor and it becomes unsafe for children to go outside. In this course, participants will learn about some of the major causes of air pollution, some techniques for reducing risks from air pollution, and how to determine if the air quality is hazardous for outdoor play. Also provided are some great resources for indoor physical activity should the air quality force the children to remain inside. This is a level 1 to 4 basic class.

In-Service Hours/STA...: 0

  • STARS Credit Notice
  • Important Course Information
  • Helpful Hints
  • Course Overview
  • Outdoor Air Intro
  • Part 1: The Importance of Outdoor Play
  • Pause and Reflect 1: Outdoor Playtime
  • Part 2: Health Effects of Poor Air Quality
  • Part 3: Causes of Outdoor Air Pollution
  • Part 4: How to Check Outdoor Air Quality
  • Pause and Reflect 2: Air Quality Index
  • Part 5: What to Do When Children Need to Stay Indoors
  • Sharing Indoor Physical Activity Ideas
  • Indoor Physical Activity Ideas from Other Providers
  • Conclusion
  • Consultation Opportunity - Outdoor Air Quality
  • Final Test - Outdoor Air Quality
  • Optional Discussion Board
  • Stay Connected
  • Optional STARS Credit
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Optional STARS Credit"