Category Archives: Health and Safety

Friday, May 24 is Look Again Day according to a proclamation from Gov. Kemp, but for parents and caregivers, every day is a day to Look Again and ensure that children aren’t left in unattended vehicles.  The state’s press release can be found here. Please spread the word and share this link for a 30-second… Read more »

post by: Jason Jacobs
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The State Fire Marshall rules require all child care providers to participate in a 5-hour initial fire safety training conducted by Caregiver Fire Safety Instructor and to reinforce that training with a 2-hour refresher every three years.  Fortunately, there are over 500 instructors throughout the state and a website that provides a simple method for… Read more »

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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
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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 »

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How young is too young for children to play on a tablet? What are some good apps for children? Are video games safe for kids? Should screen time be limited? These are just some of the questions that many teachers and parents have been asking.  Doctors and researchers have been just as curious, too, so… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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