Your Childcare Safety Checklist

Your Childcare Safety Checklist

When you leave your children with a childcare provider, you want to be sure that they’re in good hands. Security and safety is one of the top priorities for most parents who walk through our doors. We want you to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing they’ll be safe, so we put together a checklist of all the things you should expect to find at a high-quality, educational daycare and preschool.

Checklist

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Security Measures

  • Exterior locking doors
  • Digital fingerprinting entry
  • Classroom cameras with monitors
  • Smoke alarms and fire extinguishers
  • Sign-in/sign-out system for visitors who aren’t children

Physical Safety Measures

  • Gates at the top & bottom of any stairs
  • Safe sleeping and play environments
  • Toys in good condition
  • Cleaning supplies and similar measures locked away
  • Window guards on all windows except designated fire exits
  • Windows in every classroom to provide fresh air
  • The facility is well-ventilated
  • Furniture and equipment is in good repair
  • All electrical outlets covered

General Safety Measures

  • Low teacher-to-student ratios
  • Regular teachers-to-student ratio checks
  • Strict hygiene procedures, especially around diapers
  • Children supervised at all times
  • Separate diaper and play areas
  • High level of voluntary certifications (such as Indiana Paths to Quality)
  • Regular inspections for health and cleanliness

Emergency Safety Measures

  • Exit paths remain clear at all times
  • Windows in every classroom for emergency egress
  • Documented emergency evacuation plan
  • First aid kits available in every room

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