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:
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
September 09, 2014
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