Field trips can be valuable learning experiences for young children in a child care program. Unfortunately, emergencies can happen on these outings. However, with careful planning, child care providers can help ensure that children are safe and that you are prepared to handle minor emergencies. A vehicle safety kit will help you be prepared for breakdowns, minor medical emergencies, and other challenges such as unexpected bad weather. A well-stocked vehicle safety kit will help you handle unexpected problems on the road.Here are some items to include in your vehicle safety kit:
Store the vehicle safety kit in the car, van, or bus. Check supplies at least once every three months, and replenish supplies each time the kit is used.
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