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Daycare & Preschool Safety Considerations

Updated: Jan 27, 2023

Choosing the right child care center for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent or caregiver. You want to keep your child comfortable while in the care of others, and you need to ensure that the center will prioritize their health, promote safety, and prevent daycare injuries.

When choosing a daycare or preschool facility, you’ll likely have a lengthy checklist of questions about their staff-to-child ratio, food nutrition options, and approach to safe sleep practices.

In addition to these concerns, make sure you get a definite “yes” to these critical questions:

  • Does the state license the facility?

  • Is it clean and well-maintained?

  • Do they have clear security and check-in procedures?

  • Has the staff received CPR and first aid training?

  • Do they have comprehensive emergency preparedness plans

As part of your safety check, be sure to tour the facility and meet the staff before enrolling your baby or preschooler.

For more information on keeping your child safe, check out the links below:

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