Health and Safety Resources

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Protecting the health and well-being of children, staff and families is an important component of a child care program. Our Child Care Aware Health and Safety consultants provide information and training on a variety of topics to help child care providers create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children.

Helpful Resources
Caring for Our Children is a comprehensive resource which encompasses every aspect of child care. Visit the Caring for Our Children website for more information.

The Child Care and School Infectious Disease Exclusion Guidance includes specific information on how to control the spread of illness in your child care.


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  • Health Emergencies & First Aid
  • There are many types of emergencies that could potentially occur in child care: anaphylactic reactions, injuries, storms, fire, etc. Having a first aid kit readily accessible - on-site and off-site - can help you respond quickly.

  • Licensing requires an incident report to be filled out when the child has been seriously hurt, hospitalized or died. For any incident report, it is recommended to obtain the parent’s signature, give parents a copy, keep a copy in the child’s file and one in an incident log binder. Incident reports should be kept until the child is 18 years old.