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Avoiding hazards - Keeping children safe

Child care safety is an important issue because young children explore their world with all their senses, including touching and mouthing anything within their reach. For this reason, it is very important to remove any potential hazards within their reach.

To do this, you must think from the child's perspective. It can also be useful to get down a child's level and crawl around their space to notice potential hazards. Here are some child care safety questions to consider:

These are just some of the potential hazards that can be avoided when focusing on child care safety. Take time to observe your day care from a child's point of view. Then secure these hazardous areas. Finally, remember that the best way to keep children safe and healthy is to provide constant supervision.

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