Did you know that October is Children's Health Month? Do you conduct a daily health check? Standard 188.8.131.52 in Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Ed. (CFOC3) contains the following recommendations:
“Every day, a trained staff member should conduct a health check of each child. This health check should be conducted as soon as possible after the child enters the child care facility and whenever a change in the child’s behavior or appearance is noted while that child is in care. The health check should address:
The caregiver/teacher should gain information necessary to complete the daily health check by direct observation of the child, by querying the parent/guardian, and, where applicable, by conversation with the child.”
Disclaimer: Information obtained from National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education website.