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

Health and Safety in Child Care

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Keeping children of all ages safe and healthy is one of the most important tasks of child care providers. Whether children are in center- or home-based care, providers are responsible for ensuring safety both inside and outside their child care setting.

Health and safety are major concerns for child care providers when transporting children. They should be prepared to prevent injuries and illnesses to handle emergencies. The following articles have more specific information and tips for keeping children healthy and …