Recommendations for Giving Medications to Children in Child Care Programs

Liquid medication on spoon

From time to time, children may need to take medications while in child care. Child care directors and providers must be careful to handle medications properly and to ensure that children receive the appropriate dose of the right medicine at the right time. Here are some guidelines for giving medications to children in a child care setting.

  • Always require a signed release form. Parents or legal guardians should sign a medication release form for each medication. The form should include