Bathroom Safety in Child Care

Child-sized sinks

As children begin to use the toilet, bathroom safety becomes especially important. Because there are many potential safety hazards in the bathroom, child care providers need to supervise bathroom use carefully. As children reach the preschool years and beyond, child care providers can also help children stay safe in the bathroom by teaching them how to identify and avoid risks.

Supervision Is Key

Most toddlers and preschoolers are not developmentally ready to be left in the bathroom alone because they …