Keeping the child care environment clean is one of the best ways to help ensure that children stay healthy. Dirty toys, bedding, linens, eating utensils, and surfaces can carry and spread germs. Regular disinfecting should be a part of the routine in a child care setting.
Getting things clean and reducing the spread of germs requires two different steps:
- Washing the item, using soap and water. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.
- Disinfecting the item. Cleaning removes dirt but