Emergency Procedures for Group Child Care Facilities
When selecting a group child care facility, make sure staff have an
emergency procedures policy in place. Ask for a printed copy of this
information, if available. Also, ask specific questions about emergency
readiness, such as:
- Does the staff know the procedure to follow
during an emergency? Are emergency numbers posted by the phones?
there a fire escape plan that is practiced regularly? Is the facility equipped
with smoke alarms and fire extinguishers?
- What is the policy for a
medical emergency? Are there special release forms that need to be on
- What procedures are followed if a child is infected with a
severe contagious illness (such as
- Are staff certified in first
aid and CPR?
- Is there an up-to-date parent contact list?
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||September 14, 2012|