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Child Care Health & Safety Issues

Childcare Training Ohio (CTO)

CTO provides health and safety training (like CPR, first aid, communicable disease and child abuse recognition and prevention) for child care employees as well as the communities they serve. All training is conducted onsite and classes are open to the public. Cost is minimal.
PO Box 6292, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 495-7608
childcaretrainingohio.com

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Childhood Injury Prevention Program

Provides several services related to injury prevention and home safety:

  • Low-cost car seats and booster seats to families in need (Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Program)
  • Free car seat checks at fitting stations throughout Columbus
  • Low-cost home safety inspections for houses that provide in-home childcare
  • Fire prevention and pedestrian safety programs (Safe Kids Central Ohio)

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7748
columbus.gov

Action for Children

Provides child care and early learning information free of charge for parents, including year-round parenting classes for parents with kids of all ages throughout Central Ohio and information about choosing quality child care. They also assist people who operate home-based childcare.

78 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-0222 or (855) 302-4453 or TTY (800) 750-0750
actionforchildren.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Child Care

Offers an online site for parents and providers to find resources related to early education and child care, including resources for children with special needs, nutrition information and injury prevention.
141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(888) 227-5409
aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/healthy-child-care

Handouts and Links for Parents

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Injury Research & Policy

Their website provides information on a variety of safety topics, including bicycle safety, passenger safety, concussions, backyard safety, child care safety, computer safety and more.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2400
nationwidechildrens.org/injury-research-and-policy-injury-topics

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Health E-Hints

Health e-Hints is a free, unique e-newsletter written by pediatric specialists and customized to meet the health and safety needs of your family. When you enter the ages of your own children, you’ll only get the articles that are relevant to your family. The newsletter is completely customized just for you.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
nationwidechildrens.org/e-newsletter-sign-up

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Health Information Library

Find information about the disease, condition, procedure or test you need. Also, find relevant information on various health topics for parents, kids and teens.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000
healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org

National Resource Center for Health & Safety in Child Care & Early Education

Offers information on a variety of topics, including handling asthma in a child care setting, required immunizations, background checks, child care emergencies and resources for children with special needs.
13120 East Ninteenth Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80045
(800) 598-5437
cfoc.nrckids.org

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles ID R Kids

Obtaining Ohio photo ID cards for children assists authorities in the event that the child is reported missing. Parents can apply for an Ohio ID card for their children locally (with the sites listed online), and there is no minimum age.
1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 752-7500
bmv.ohio.gov/dl-id-idrkids.aspx