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This information will help you maintain a safe and healthy child care setting, with up-to-date information, including: How infectious diseases are spread. What you can do to keep yourself and the children in your care healthy. What disease and injury prevention practices you should follow. What disease and injury prevention practices you should require parents to follow. What the most common childhood diseases and health conditions are, how to recognize them, and what you can do when they occur.

 

 

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Child Care
HOW DISEASES SPREAD:
Includes Method of Transmission Chart
INJURIES IN THE CHILD CARE SETTING:
Preventing Injuries
Preparing for Injuries includes Aggressive Behavior and Bites, Child Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional/Verbal Abuse, Sexual Abuse,
Hazards in the Facility
Establishing Policies to Promote Health and Safety:
  1. Health History and Immunizations for Children in Child Care
  2. Health History and Immunizations for Providers of Child Care
  3. Exclusion for Illness
  4. Reporting Requirements
  5. Emergency Illness or Injury Procedures
  6. Children with Special Needs
  7. Medication Administration
  8. Nutrition/Foods Brought From Home
  9. No Smoking or Use of Alcohol or Illegal Drugs

Following Protective Practices to Reduce Disease and Injury:

 

Maintain a Safe and Healthy Facility:

  1. Release of Children
  2. Transport of Children
  3. Evacuation Plan and Drills for Fires, Chemical Emergencies, and Other Disasters
  4. Fire Safety
  5. Electrical Fixtures and Outlets
  6. Stairways/Steps and Walkways
  7. Indoor Furnishings and Equipment
  8. Outdoor Playground Areas and Equipment and Pools
  9. Small Objects and Toys
  10. Firearms
  11. Water Temperatures
  12. Chemical Toxins
  13. Lead Poisoning
  14. Air Pollution
  15. Exposure to Electric and Magnetic Fields
  16. Exposure to Heat and Ultraviolet Rays
  17. Pets

Fact Sheets on Childhood Diseases and Conditions:

  1. Asthma
  2. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay and Oral Health
  3. Bacterial Meningitis
  4. Campylobacter
  5. Chickenpox
  6. Cold Sores
  7. Common Cold
  8. Cryptosporidium
  9. Cytomegalovirus
  10. Diarrheal Diseases
  11. Diphtheria
  12. Earache (Otitis Media)
  13. E. coli
  14. Fifth Disease
  15. Foodborne Illnesses
  16. Giardiasis
  17. Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Coxsackie A)
  18. Head Lice
  19. Hepatitis A
  20. Hepatitis B
  21. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections
  22. Impetigo
  23. Infectious Mononucleosis
  24. Influenza
  25. Measles
  26. Mumps
  27. Pertussis
  28. Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  29. Pinworms
  30. Polio
  31. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  32. Ringworm
  33. Roseola
  34. Rotavirus Diarrhea
  35. Rubella
  36. Salmonella
  37. Scabies
  38. Shigellosis
  39. Strep Throat and Scarlet Fever
  40. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  41. Tetanus
  42. Tuberculosis
  43. Yeast Infections (Thrush)
 

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