Hand washing is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of germs in child care. When washing hands, it is important to scrub for a full 20 seconds. Many children forget to wash their hands for this long. Teaching children in a child care setting to sing a “hand washing song” while they wash is a good way to help them measure if they have been scrubbing long enough.
The following are a few examples of hand …
Washing your hands and the children’s hands, or encouraging them to wash their hands, is one of the best ways to reduce the spread of disease. Child care providers should be washing their hands many times throughout the day.
When Child Care Providers Should Wash Their Hands
Some of the key times to wash your hands include:
- upon arrival at the child care program
- before preparing, serving, or eating food
- before and after giving medication
- after eating
- after using the
Keeping all children healthy is an important goal of child care programs, and washing hands carefully and thoroughly can help children and child care providers prevent the spread of germs that cause illness. Thorough hand washing can remove as much as 90 percent of the virus-containing particles and bacteria on your skin. That’s a lot of protection from infection for the amount of time and effort it takes. Child care providers and children should wash their hands regularly during the …