Specialized Family Care Program

SFC staff will be working remotely and available to SFC providers through their work cell phones. If you have an emergency or specific needs please contact your Family Based Care Specialist. The public may continue to make referrals or apply to be a home provider by utilizing this site. All staff contact information can be accessed by Contact Us.

Pool and Water Safety in the Home

  • Category: Safety
  • Materials: Articles: Specialized Family Care Manual, "Home Safety Environment"; Home Safety, "Children & Water Safety"; Live and Learn, "Swimming Pool Safety"; "Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools" from US Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Goal: Provider knows safety guidelines for swimming pools and other water sources
  • Credit Hours: 1 Hour
  • Date Developed: April 2011
  • Developed by: Donna McCune, Specialized Family Care Liaison

Training Objectives:

  1. Provider knows Specialized Family Care policy standards for home swimming pools
  2. Provider knows potential sources for drowing in and around the home
  3. Provider knows strategies for preventing water hazards
  4. Provider knows the safety guidelines for swimming pools

Training Procedures:

  • *Provider initiated self-study. Alternate formats of the study materials are available upon request. (View Course Materials)
  • Test completed by Provider (Take the Test Below)
  • Review of test responses by Family Based Care Specialist and Provider

* The test is packaged with the Course Materials, however you can take the test online by clicking the link above. Test answers are then submitted electronically to a Family Based Care Specialist for review.