the school proves to be an ideal place for detection and intervention in child sexual abuse cases, since the main aggressor is found generally within the family. considering that one of the school's objectives should be to guarantee the quality of life of its pupils, as well as to promote citizenship, in order to develop a program to train teachers on what to do in cases of sexual abuse, it seems necessary first to survey the universe of information teachers have about the subject, the existing legislation, and the children's rights. this study aimed to characterize the information that twenty educators in municipal schools for early child education in a medium size city had about child sexual abuse. the data obtained were analyzed and divided into seven categories. the results indicate that the majority of educators had insufficient information on the subject, affirming as well that they took inadequate measures when faced with cases of children who suffered sexual abuse.