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Health and Safety

  1. Program has a curriculum that promotes good health practices.
  2. Program has a curriculum that promotes good safety practices.
  3. Disaster drills are conducted at least quarterly.
  4. Soap and paper towels in program are at child height.
  5. Program participates in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Care Food Program.
  6. Program provides at least one serving of fresh fruit and/or vegetables daily.
  7. Drinking water is available both indoors and outdoors throughout each day.
  8. Outdoor activity time is scheduled daily for at least 60 minutes.
  9. Television, video and computer use by children is limited.
  10. Children do not watch television or videos or play non-educational computer games.
  11. Indoor Safety Checklist done daily.
  12. Outdoor Safety Checklist done daily.
  13. Program has been assessed for radon and test results show that the program contains less than 4 pCi/L (pico-Curies per liter) of radon.
  14. Diapering is done on a flat, non-textured surface that can be sanitized.
  15. Covered and hands-free trash receptacle is used to dispose of diapers.
  16. Program supports breastfeeding.
  17. Caregiver keeps one hand on the child when turning away from the diapering table.
  18. Diapering is done close to a bathroom sink.
  19. Disposable gloves are worn while diapering.