Hand Washing Tips for Child Care Providers

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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