Preventable injuries take an enormous financial, emotional and social toll not just on the injured children and families, but also on society as a whole. Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death among children ages 14 and under in the United States, claiming more than 5,600 child lives annually. More than 16 percent of unintentional injuries among children result in permanent disability.
In response, ASCC developed the "Child Care Injury Prevention Program" in January of 2005. The implementation of the Child Care Injury Prevention Program's comprehensive educational format, enables ASCC to continue its efforts on a larger scale, make important additions and provide educational trainings to early care professionals and parents.
The Child Care Injury Prevention Program contributes to the safety of children and education of early care professionals and parents. Safety items needed to ensure children's safety are provided. The program supports national efforts to decrease the incidence of fatal, unintentional injury and presents targeted messages to early care professionals and parents about the consequences of failing to take essential preventative actions.
Child Care Injury Prevention staff offer early care professionals and parents the following:
- Child Passenger Safety trainings, distribution, and installation of child safety seats.
- Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED certification trainings and distribution of first aid kits.
- Crib Safety/Safe Sleep trainings and distribution of safe cribs.
- Home Safety trainings and distribution of fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and outlet covers.
The Child Care Injury Prevention Program is open to all early care professionals and parents in Maricopa County.
Contact CCIPP for more information:
480-829-0500 x 1126 (Maricopa County)
800-535-4599 x 1126 (Toll Free)