Preventing Illness in Child Care

Children washing hands

Because children in child care spend so much time together, it’s not unusual for germs to spread. Child care providers can reduce the spread of common illnesses by using simple precautions like thorough hand washing and keeping surfaces and toys clean. Child care programs can also help prevent the spread of illnesses by requiring immunizations and by developing rules to exclude children with specific symptoms. The following articles will help child care providers, directors, and parents keep children

10 Steps to Change a Diaper in a Child Care Setting

Diaper changing table

Children in child care are more likely to share germs because they are in close contact. Child care providers can prevent the spread of germs and reduce the chance of illness by changing diapers correctly. Follow these 10 steps for safe, healthy diaper changing in child care.

Important reminder: NEVER leave an infant unattended on a changing table. Check to make sure you have all the supplies you need before bringing the child to the changing table.

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