Chapter 11 Promoting Children’s Safety
Copyright Goodheart-Willcox Co., Inc.
Figure 11.12 Safety-conscious staff members watch for danger in all situations.
Types of Liability
Child care staff can be punished by law
for failing to follow state licensing rules and
regulations. Center staff can be liable for not
doing the following:
obtaining a signed health form from a
licensed physician for each child
requiring a staff member to have an
approved physical and background check
before working with children
providing safe indoor and outdoor
operating a center with the required
adult-child ratios
providing proper supervision
providing proper food storage
maintaining fence and door locks in
proper condition
providing staff with information about
children’s special needs
refraining from corporal (physical)
providing a safe building
removing children who lack self-control
and are a hazard to themselves as well as
covering electrical outlets
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