For many of us, wintertime means cold, snowy weather. Before sending the children in your care outside, you’ll want to review our tips for ensuring their safety. In cold weather:
- Children should wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing. Outer garments such as coats should be tightly woven, and be at least water repellent when precipitation is present, such as rain or snow;
- Children should wear a hat, coat, and gloves/mittens kept snug at the wrist;
- Caregivers/teachers should check children’s extremities for maintenance of normal color and warmth at least every fifteen minutes.
More information in Standard 18.104.22.168: Playing Outdoors.
Don’t live in a cold climate, or have days when it’s unsuitable to have children go outdoors? Everyone benefits from a quick check of air filters! Filters in forced-air heating and cooling system equipment should be checked and cleaned or replaced according to the manufacturer’s instructions on a regular basis, at least every three months (and more often if necessary). (Standard 22.214.171.124: Maintenance of Air Filters).
Stay safe, healthy, and happy!
This information was obtained from http://nrckids.org/