Group Child Care: Health and Safety - Topic Overview
Make sure sound health-related and safety-related policies are followed at any child
care facility you are considering for your child. Ask about the following
issues, and get written documentation if possible:
Is smoking banned from the
facility? Do all children and staff have up-to-date immunizations?
How are immunizations monitored? What procedures do staff follow
when a child becomes ill? What precautions do they take to help prevent the
spread of illness? Will staff give
prescribed medicine? How are parents notified when a child at the
facility has a highly contagious or serious illness? Is play equipment safe? Are toxins out of reach? Are all
caregivers trained and committed to placing infants to sleep on their backs (to
reduce the risk of
sudden infant death syndrome[ SIDS])?
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 09, 2013
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