health and safety

Authorization Forms your Daycare Business Must Implement

December 28, 2009

Tweet Tweet Each daycare business has its own individual policies and procedures. However, all daycare providers must issue standard childcare authorization forms in order to protect the children in their care as well as their daycare employees.  Daycare authorization forms keep the children in your care safe and limit your liability as a daycare provider. [...]

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How to Reduce Hazards in Daycare Centers

December 21, 2009

Tweet Tweet One duty of a daycare provider is to keep children safe and minimize their risk of health and safety hazards. There are five important potential safety hazards for children in daycare and preschool. These hazards include: Infections Injuries Hygiene concerns Physical abuse and Emotional/psychological abuse. To minimize the risk of hazards in the [...]

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Defining Overweight and Obesity in Preschoolers: Interview with Dr. Wendy M. Miller

December 18, 2009

Tweet Tweet Nearly 25 percent of children ages 2 through 5 are classified as obese or overweight. Is your childcare center taking measures to prevent overweight and obesity or is it adding to the problem?  The Commission to Prevent Childhood Obesity recent released a list of 14 recommendations to prevent childhood obesity. As a childcare [...]

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Reduce the Risk of SIDS in your Daycare

December 9, 2009

Tweet Tweet Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is, according to the national Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center, “the sudden death of an infant under 1 year of age which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and review of the clinical history” (Willinger et [...]

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Understanding Preschool Immunizations

September 16, 2009

Tweet Tweet One of the most important duties for those with jobs in childcare is to protect the health, safety and wellness of children in your care. Immunizations make daycare centers and preschools a healthy place to learn and grow. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccines help keeping children safe by protecting communities [...]

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