- Discuss staff responsibilities related to the health and safety of young children.
- Describe the precautions that must be taken when storing, handling, and serving food. What considerations should be taken for children with food allergies?
- What types of providers may receive USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program reimbursement? What food service guidelines must be followed by participating agencies?
- Identify the components of a well-developed disaster and emergency policy. Why is it important to have a disaster and emergency policy in place?
Two areas that require attention to detail and ongoing maintenance are Food Services Programs and Health and Safety Programs. If you are an administrator of a child care center or a nonprofit organization, you must be knowledgeable of the requirements for proper food storage, preparation, and service. As the administrator, you are also responsible for the health and safety of the children while they are at your facility.