Preventing Injuries in Child Care

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for young children. Young children are at higher risk of injuries overall, and certain injuries are more probable at different ages. Toddlers are most susceptible to poisoning, preschoolers to drowning, and school-aged children to pedestrian accidents. Children are more likely to be injured when they are not under appropriate adult supervision.

The vast majority of childhood injuries are preventable. Child care providers need to take specific steps to prevent injury in …

Basic Tips to Keep Children in Child Care Safe Outdoors

Cihldren's bicycle helmets hanging on a brick wall

Children love to play outdoors. It is a wonderful place to test one’s physical abilities and to just have fun. Keeping children safe outdoors requires some special precautions. Here are some tips for keeping children in your child care program safe outdoors.

General Outdoor Safety Tips for Child Care

  • Never leave children alone outside
  • Teach children not to play near the street
  • Explain that children must ask for help if toys roll into the street or driveway
  • Check the outdoor