3.3 Back to the Basics: Safety First

Presenter: Brie Broughman

Title: Early Childhood Manager

Organization: Region III TTA - ICF

Co-Presenter: Beth Beals

Workshop Description
Due to ongoing events from the pandemic, program leaders and staff are experiencing changes that have significantly impacted our ability to maintain a culture of safety. The increase in child incidents related to children being left unattended or child maltreatment is evidence that we need to intensify our efforts to vigorously implement strategies that ensure children are safe at all times while under our care. This requires intentional, focused, and constant supervision. In this session, participants will identify strategies that make the connections between leadership, staff supervision, strong management systems, high-quality teaching and learning, family engagement, staff wellness, and child safety.