Toy Safety in Child Care



Toy dinosaur

Toys are an important part of children’s learning in child care, but providers need to choose carefully to keep children safe. According to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates, in one year, 150,000 toy-related injuries were serious enough to require hospital emergency room treatment. Falls are the most frequent kind of accident, but many serious injuries result from children swallowing small parts, placing tiny toys in noses or ears, and from cutting themselves on sharp edges. The following suggestions can

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