Children's Health and Safety Essentials-Self Paced Online (.5 CEU/5 Hours) SALE $15!! Half Price!!!




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Children's Health and Safety Essentials (CHASE) is a combination of multiple health and and safety topics that are required by the Child care and Development Fund and is also a great training for newly hired staff as they complete employee orientation. This learning event covers the foundations of safety, health and care of all children in early education settings such as active supervision,safe and appropriate indoor and outdoor spaces, handwashing and tablewashing, sanitation concerns, prevention and control of communicable diseases, responding to emergency situations, transportation safety, hazardous materials and their storage, creating a first aid kit, choking hazards, allergies, and medication administration. This is a great refresher course for all staff and it will help newly hired staff become acquainted with the facility, policies and best practices. Enroll today to embark or continue your journey into providing high quality care as an early learning professional!

Participants attending this event will be able to define active supervision, list the steps to proper handwashing, describe 3 ways communicable diseases are spread, create an appropriate response during an emergency simulation, and summarize characteristics of a safe indoor and outdoor environment.

Course requirements to earn the CEU certificate include attending the online session, reading handouts, interactive questions, and passing a post knowledge assessment with a score of 90% or higher (multiple attempts allowed).


Children's Health and Safety Essentials-Self Paced Online (.5 CEU/5 Hours) SALE $15!! Half Price!!!

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IACET CEU: Credits - 0.5

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A bit about Karen Darby

Karen is originally from a small town in northern West Virginia, she has 1 sister who currently lives in Orlando, Florida.  Karen lives in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, which is in Cleveland County.   Karen had a very small, private wedding ceremony on 2-22-2022, it was a Tuesday! She kept the name Karen Darby, for professional purposes. Karen has no children of her own but enjoys spending time with her husband's grown children and grandchildren.

Karen's hobbies include anything outdoors, but at the top of her list are: swimming, walking hiking, biking, flower gardening, painting, and she is willing to try anything outdoors at least once.  She is however, afraid of heights.

In her spare time, Karen teaches an adult swimming class for the City of Shelby, she is a certified Aqua Fitness Instructor and certified Lifeguard and certified as a CPR/First Aid/AED instructor.  Karen finds that she volunteers in the community and senior center on a frequent basis, but she loves to spend time with her dog!

An on-going goal of Karen's is to become published author (of more than just an article or blogpost) and to continue to offer the continuing education courses at SWCDC at the highest level of standard possible.

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About Us

Southwestern Child Development Commission

Continuing Education-Credit Issued

IACET CEU: Credits - 0.5

In order to earn the certificate, participants are required read course handouts, watch video clips, answer online interactive questions, and score a 90% or higher on a post knowledge assessment. Certificates are immediately available for downloading, printing, and saving directly from the course software in PDF format.

Online-Self Paced

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning in English and Spanish made possible by grant funding from the Pisgah Health Foundation.

Technology Required


This course is accessible from any electronic device that is connected to the internet, such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Access to email is needed.

Software requirements: Audio, flash player, PDF reader, access to email

Course handouts and certificates are available in PDF format, so please use PDF software to open document in the course and download certificates. A PDF reader is a free download at numerous different sites.

You will receive an email confirmation with a link assigned specifically to you/your email address after payment is confirmed.

Click the link in the email and the course will begin. No special software is required.

Please retain that that email/link to return to the course. You may return to the course as many times as you like by closing your browser.

If you happen to lose the email, please contact for a duplicate email to be sent to you. Please provide your name, the course name and the month that you registered for the course.