Category Archives: Health and Safety

Dear Child Care Provider: As part of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014, rules were adopted to help strengthen the foundation of health and safety for children in out-of-home environments. In October those rules went into effect in Georgia for all licensed child care programs. The revised rules require all… Read more »

post by: Justin Wiggins

You may recognize that this post shares a title with a great board book from Elizabeth Verdick, but you may know that books alone can’t solve this frustrating developmental challenge. Recently, I read an article by Tamara Lush with the Associated Press about a Florida toddler that was bitten more than a dozen times over… Read more »

post by: Jason Jacobs

Just a couple weeks into the school year, a Colorado father was surprised to hear that his second grade daughter wasn’t playing with peers on the playground but with a fourth-grade teacher, whom she referred to by first name, instead.  As the father of five talked with his daughter, he learned more that disturbed him… Read more »

post by: Jason Jacobs

Keeping hands clean is essential to help break the chain of germ transmission, and in the battle between washing with soap and water vs. using hand sanitizer, soap and water wins hands down, no pun intended.  The soap releases dirt from the skin; the rubbing creates friction to break the contact;  the water rinses germs… Read more »

post by: Jason Jacobs