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Vehicular hyperthermia: how to prevent summer tragedies

Last month, in Tennessee, a one-year-old died after being left in a vehicle at his daycare center for more than six hours. A staff member..

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Safe Winter Outdoor Play for Children

In many places throughout the country, winter brings snow and ice. Even in areas that don’t get much snow, cold winter temperatures bring..

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Back to School: New Childcare Routines and Tips

Fall is almost here, and children will be heading back to school, often in-person this year! For childcare centers, the transition from a..

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Jumping Pillow Safety Tips

Inflatable jumping pillows are popular attractions for kids at campgrounds and summer camps. Installed in the ground with turf or sand..

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Playground Safety (Downloadable Checklist)

A broken arm from falling off monkey bars. A laceration requiring stitches from a broken bottle. A concussion from being knocked over by a..

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Since 1983 April has been designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month, highlighting an important issue for our country. This is a great time..

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Childproofing Your Childcare Facility

As a childcare provider, keeping kids safe is the most important part of your job. Sometimes it can be easy to overlook smaller things like..

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Online Safety for Children

With many schools utilizing virtual instruction this year, kids are spending more time than ever online. Many organizations like YMCAs and..

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School Bus Safety and Supervision

When children go back to school, they often spend a lot of time on school busses. In addition to transportation to and from school, youth..

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Three Trends in Child Abuse Scandals

An ex-Boy Scout camp director and YMCA water safety instructor accused of filming and distributing child pornography entered a guilty plea..

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Abuse of Young Athlete Swept Under the Rug

A story came to light about abuse in youth sports. A young figure skater accused an older skater of abuse. The abuser’s coaches and others..

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Bounce Houses: Growing in Popularity and Injuries

Take a kid to a party with a bounce house and chances are you won’t see them for long. Most kids are thrilled to jump and flip in these..

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