Safety Tips

Policy on Parents Transporting Their Children

Written by on May 15, 2013 in Safety Tips
Policy on Parents Transporting Their Children

In operating my child care business, my first responsibility is to protect the health and safety of the children in my care. When parents drop off and pick up their children, I want to make sure children are transported safely. Use of alcohol or drugs by parents or the lack of use of appropriate car […]

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Safety Hazards

Written by on April 15, 2013 in Safety Tips
Safety Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission conducted a national study to identify safety hazards in daycares. In one year 31,000 kids under the age of four were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. Since 1990, at least 56 children have died in childcares. The hazards identified in this survey were the following: cribs, soft bedding, […]

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Protect Your Family From Childcare Claims

Written by on March 15, 2013 in Safety Tips
Protect Your Family From Childcare Claims

Allegations of physical and sexual abuse in childcare are frequently made against the provider’s family members, such as the spouse or teenage son. Allegations of abuse by the provider’s teenage son have a wider effect than the revocation of the provider’s license and loss of income. There is typically also a criminal investigation which can […]

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Daycare Dangers

Written by on February 15, 2013 in Safety Tips
Daycare Dangers

This is a must read for every childcare professional in order to promote awareness of some of the most common childcare dangers. You can measure how safe you believe you are by the checklist. How safe are you, really? Read: Daycare Dangers (PDF)

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Playground Safety Report Card

Written by on January 15, 2013 in Safety Tips
Playground Safety Report Card

National Program for Playground Safety has developed a report card with which you can measure your play area. Do you make the grade? Find out today. Read: Playground Safety Report Card  (PDF)

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