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Cleaning and Sanitizing in Child Cares - Learning Course (EH01 - LC)

Keeping children healthy is a priority for child care providers. To do so requires that providers keep their child care environments clean and reduce disease-causing germs as much as possible. Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are all necessary. Choosing the proper chemicals to get rid of germs can be tricky. This course will provide you with some information on the different types of chemicals, proper and safe chemical use, and alternatives to harsh chemicals.

In-Service Hours/STA...: 0

  • STARS Credit Notice
  • Important Course Information
  • Helpful Hints
  • 1 Course Information
  • 2 Toolkit for Child Care Providers
  • Checking Out Resources
  • Learn from your Colleages
  • 3 Why Clean and Sanitize in Child Care
  • 4 Differences between Cleaning_ Sanitizing_ and Disinfecting
  • 5 Cleaning
  • 6 Sanitizing and Disinfecting
  • Pause and Reflect - Complete the chart
  • 7 Types of Products
  • 8 Using Bleach
  • 9 Choosing a Product
  • Product Evaluation
  • 10 Safety
  • Pause and Reflect - Understanding Safety Pictograms
  • 11 Special Situations
  • Cleaning and disinfecting during COVID-19
  • 12 Conclusion
  • Course Resources and References
  • Consultation Opportunity
  • Course Final Test
  • Optional Discussion Board
  • Stay Connected
  • Optional STARS Credit
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Optional STARS Credit"