Helping children recognize how to create and maintain healthy poison prevention habits is an important job; however, educating children about poisons is not always easy. Poisons that can hurt children may be products that we use every day.
To assist you, Carolinas Poison Center has created Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons!--a curriculum designed to educate children pre-K to 3rd grade about the dangers of poisons. In addition, a participant pack is included to supplement the curriculum. The participant pack includes:
You can download the curriculum and participant pack from the links below.
Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons! incorporates National Health Education Standards (NHES)1 into the curriculum. These standards are designed to teach children how to recognize ways they can stay healthy and help them identify:
To see a complete listing of NHES standards, visit: cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/SHER/standards/index.htm.
To reinforce material content, Carolinas Poison Center can supply you with magnets or stickers to hand out to children. Visit our online store for all your poison education material needs.
Please contact us with any questions about the curriculum or facilitation. Let us know what you thought about your experience as a poison prevention educator. Poisonings can be prevented. We appreciate the time you are investing to keep the children in your community safe from poisons.
The Education Department
1 The Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards. National Health Education Standards: Achieving Excellence (2nd Edition). Atlanta: American Cancer Society, 2007.
Mail completed evaluation forms to:
Carolinas Poison Center
Attn: Content & Education Strategist
PO Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232
We can only mail additional supplies for future classes after evaluation forms for previous classes are submitted. Thank you!
Download Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons! preschool and early childhood education curriculum for use in classroom setting.
Don't forget to log your poison prevention presentations on our website!