Preventing Illnesses in Child Care
Health and safety practices are always an important part of a child care program, but with winter upon us, it’s even more important to prevent the spread of germs and illnesses. Following these simple practices will help keep both children and child care providers healthy during this season:
- Frequent hand washing by both children and adults, such as before and after diapering and toileting, before and after serving food, before and after giving medication, and after sneezing, coughing, and wiping noses;
- Daily cleaning and disinfecting of diapering area, bathroom, and food preparation and serving areas and after every use.
- Daily cleaning and airing out of play areas;
- Daily washing and disinfecting of toys; and
- Daily outdoor playing, except in extreme weather.
Coad4kids has resources on preventing illnesses in child care programs. Call 740-373-6996 or toll-free at 1-800-577-2276 for your FREE materials today.
Coad4kids is a service of COAD – A Coalition of 17 Community Action Agencies serving Appalachian Ohio