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Maintaining a Hygienic Environment: Six Tips for Germ Control

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What's In This Kit?
This training kit helps teachers understand how to maintain a hygenic environment. It contains:

  • Expected training outcomes
  • Preparation instructions
  • Training strategies and tips
  • Implementation steps
  • Follow-up activities for teachers
  • Follow-up activities for administrators/directors
  • A learning assessment
  • A training evaluation/further needs assessment
  • A resource list
  • The article "Maintaining a Sanitary Child Care Environment: Six Tips for Germ Control" by Susan S. Aronson, MD
  • A training certificate to award to teachers for attendance and participation
  • A certificate for the trainer and other presenters

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audience for this kit is beginning and intermediate teachers working with children from birth to age 8. Teachers will learn strategies for keeping the environment healthy.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is 30-60 minutes. Implementation time is 1.5 hours.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Teachers will explore six tips for maintaining a hygienic environment.
  2. Teachers will understand the differences between cleaning and sanitizing.
  3. Teachers will know when to clean and when to sanitize.
  4. Teacher will analyze their environments and cleaning and sanitizing routines to identify ways to avoid unnecessary contamination in the classroom.

These training outcomes address the following professional standards:

  • H-13a; H-14a, H-14b; H14-d, H-17c of the Accreditation Criteria and Procedures of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC, 1998).
  • Standard 1 of NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Initial Licensure Level (NAEYC, 2003).
  • Standard 1304.22 of Head Start Performance Standards (Federal Register: Nov. 5, 1996, Volume 61, Number 215).

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