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Journal of Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing 2009;15(1):5-14.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4094/jkachn.2009.15.1.5
Effect of an Education Program on Child Health and Safety for Child Care Teachers.
Ka Sil Oh, Mi Kyung Sim, Eun Kyung Choi
1School of Nursing, Ulaanbaatar University, Mongolia.
2Department of Nursing, Shinsung College, Korea. simkyung@shinsung.ac.kr
3College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Korea.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an education program on child health and safety for teachers in child daycare centers. METHOD: Using a nonequivalent one group pretest-posttest design, 41 day care staff(N=41) from 12 day care centers in Seoul and D-gun in Chung-Nam were assigned to experimental group. A program that is appropriate for preventing injuries and protecting the health of young children at child daycare centers was developed. Health and safety education program was provided for the intervention group for 2 weeks two times. RESULTS: After education session, the mean score of knowledge, self confidence, practice on safety and health in child care teachers were significantly increased. There were significant differences in the degree of knowledge according to education, and in the degree of practice according to age. CONCLUSIONS: The education program for child care teachers was effective in promoting knowledge, self confidence and practice on child health and safety. The results suggest that health and safety education program should be provided systematically and continuously for child care teachers.
Key words: Health; Safety; Child daycare centers; Education; Child
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