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Childcare Safety Checklist

Childcare providers have a lot of different tasks to juggle every day. Caring for children, planning activities and field trips, and..

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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..

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Safely Transporting Children: Guidelines for Childcare Providers

It’s a new year and many childcare centers are enrolling new children, developing new routines, and often transporting many children to..

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Winter Break: Safety Tips for Your Childcare Center

Many childcare centers close for a week or two around the holidays, giving staff and children a much-needed break to spend time with..

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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..

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Choosing the Right Childcare: Understanding State Licensing Reports

Sadly, we continue to hear stories about childcare providers abusing or neglecting children all the time. Parents searching for..

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Choosing the Right Childcare: Staff Ratios

Maintaining staff-to-child ratios is a very important part of a high-quality childcare environment. In fact, the number of children..

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Fatal Allergic Reactions

A tragedy at a preschool in New York City made headlines across the country. A three-year-old with a known dairy allergy was fed a..

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Stress and Abuse in Childcare Facilities

A story about abuse in child care centers pops up just about every day. And these stories span the country; from New York City (where a ..

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Missed Childcare Red Flags

There are many stories in the news about abuse at childcare facilities. Unfortunately, a story from Texas stands out as especially..

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Unsafe Sleep Practices and Tragedies in Childcare

A childcare provider in Colorado was sentenced to 10 years in prison after an infant died in her care. She had put the child down for a..

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Toxic Chemicals and Children

A recent claim caught the attention of one of our loss control reps. A child in a drop-in daycare facility went into the bathroom to get..

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