Posts Tagged ‘child’

Happy National Grandparents Day!

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

On Sunday, September 10th we will celebrate National Grandparents Day. Below is a guest blog post from our owner, Debe Marofsky. As I’ve gone through life I realize I have celebrated so many milestones; birth, graduation, marriage and the birth of my children just to name a few.  I have to admit, however, that as…Read More

Toxic Chemicals, Household Items, and Children … How Best to Childproof?

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Every so often, West Bend Insurance sends out a notice/reminder, often prompted by one of their loss prevention reps. In a recent email, they sent an important reminder about toxic chemicals within a child care situation. Of course, these reminders are also useful to parents of young children. In the email, they tell of a…Read More

Heat Stroke Safety and Prevention

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

We are well within the dog days of summer, some of the hottest days of the year. Days filled with being outside, playing in pools/sprinklers, and eating ice cream. But heat stroke is a real threat, especially for the young and elderly. Sadly, we hear all too often of a small child dying in a…Read More

Personal Toys in a Child Care Setting

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Do you allow children to bring personal items into your child care setting? Many allow nap-time essentials like loveys, stuffed animals, and blankets. But what about personal books? Electronics? Toys/trucks? Aside from lost personal belongings, what are the possible negative consequences of allowing personal items? West Bend’s “Culture of Safety” blog discusses this topic, and…Read More

Ways to Keep Children Safe This Summer

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Whether you are a mom, dad, or other care provider, you know that kids get hurt. From the common bumps and boo boos to the more serious stitches and broken bones, kids are bound to get injured. Of course, you can’t wrap them in bubble wrap. It’s important to their development that they play an…Read More

A Guide to Safe Field Trips

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Field trips are often the highlight for child care kids. For child care providers, it can be equal parts fun and stressful. But there are ways to minimize the stress levels, as listed in this article from West Bend. Click through to read the tips, including: Go to the field trip site beforehand without the…Read More

Safety Considerations for a Summer Favorite … Parks and Outdoor Play Things.

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Here in Minnesota, we really take advantage of beautiful outdoor weather. If it’s warm and sunny outside, you will see people outside in masses! This applies to parks and backyard swing sets. After a winter cooped up inside with little ones, we take them outside to get their wiggles out. Depending on your children’s ages,…Read More

Door-Related Finger Injuries

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Unfortunately, we have had claims around a door-related finger injury more than once. Even with proper supervision, this type of injury can happen quickly to a child. From an article posted by West Bend, we learn that “The National Safety Council reports that more than 300,000 door-related injuries requiring emergency room treatment take place each year….Read More

Preventing Abuse Within Your Childcare Center

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Working in a childcare center can be stressful. Even if you and your staff love working with children, it’s possible to be pushed to the brink. Children like to push boundaries. What policies can you put in place to relieve your staff and make sure they have a mental and physical break from the stresses…Read More

Children and Allergies in Childcare

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Spring is in the air! The trees are budding, the plants are blooming … and noses are running. Ahhchoo! Allergy season is upon us. For many, allergies are a minor inconvenience. For others, they are a serious medical threat. Do you have plans and procedures in place to deal with the allergies of the children…Read More

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