Content tagged "health and safety"

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting in Child Care

Child Care Updated: July 01, 2016

Keeping the child care environment clean is one of the best ways to help ensure that children stay healthy. Dirty toys, bedding, linens, eating utensils, and...

Health and Safety in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 16, 2015

Keeping children of all ages safe and healthy is one of the most important tasks of child care providers. Whether children are in center- or home-based care,...

Preventing Illness in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 13, 2015

Because children in child care spend so much time together, it's not unusual for germs to spread. Child care providers can reduce the spread of common...

Creating a Child Care Environment that Supports Children's Exploration

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Encouraging safe exploration is an important job for child care providers. Children are natural explorers and risk takers. They move quickly, put things in...

Using Hand Washing Songs to Encourage Children in Child Care to Wash Hands Thoroughly

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Hand washing is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of germs in child care. When washing hands, it is important to scrub for a full 20...

Bathroom Safety in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

As children begin to use the toilet, bathroom safety becomes especially important. Because there are many potential safety hazards in the bathroom, child...

Food Safety Guidelines for Child Care Programs

Child Care Food Safety Updated: September 11, 2015

Safe storing, preparing, and serving of foods is just as important in child care programs as serving a balanced diet. Many children and adults get sick from...

Recommendations for Giving Medications to Children in Child Care Programs

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

From time to time, children may need to take medications while in child care. Child care directors and providers must be careful to handle medications...

Disinfect Child Care Surfaces with a Bleach and Water Solution

Child Care Updated: August 31, 2015

Preventing the spread of germs is a challenge in child care programs. A solution of household bleach and water is an inexpensive and easy way to disinfect...

Pollutants in Homes

Home Energy Updated: December 02, 2011

The air in your home may be more polluted than outside air. A variety of pollutants exist in different levels in allĀ homes. Examples include carbon dioxide...

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