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Standard Precautions, including Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases and Immunizations

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This course covers the use of standard precautions in early care and learning settings. It also addresses the prevention and control of infectious diseases, and the role of immunizations for children and care providers. Upon completion of all online modules, users must print their completion certificate and have it signed to indicate that their site-specific exposure control plan was reviewed.
***Important Note: This course was developed before the COVID-19 pandemic. It contains information on illness symptoms and the times when children with certain symptoms should be excluded from child care settings. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the symptoms that should be excluded may be different than what is presented in this course, and the guidance about when to exclude may change as knowledge about COVID-19 changes.

As a child care provider, you should regularly check for current COVID-19 guidance by visiting these

Office of Early Childhood COVID-19 Resources
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Guidance and Resources for COVID-19

Clock Hours
1.5 Hours

Requirements Fulfilled
Pre-service and annual Licensing and OSHA requirements

Course Delivery Method
Online, self-paced course

Note: If you prefer to take this course in-person, it is also available as a face-to-face class through approved training vendors.

Early care and learning professionals

Course expires one year from date of completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS.


Upon completion of this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain what standard precautions are and why they are needed.
  • Describe ways to control and prevent the spread of infectious disease and illness.
  • List the four steps to follow if you are exposed to an infectious disease or illness.
  • Identify the role of immunizations and vaccines in preventing infectious diseases and illness.

Health, Safety, and Nutrition 1.1:  Identifies the purpose of the following licensing regulations and training as designated by job: ~Administration of Medication ~Universal Precautions ~CPR/First Aid training ~Fire and disaster drills ~Child abuse and neglect (mandatory reporting) ~Communicable disease ~Adult:child ratios ~Emergency procedures ~Transportation and transportation safety. Has knowledge of and complies with Licensing regulations.

Health, Safety, and Nutrition 5.2: Implements and models best practices from policies and procedures outlined for universal precautions, first aid, medication administration, and CPR.

Additional Information

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This course contains audio.

 Date originally published: January 2, 2020

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