Section 1: Child Tracking and Supervision

Section 1: Child Tracking and Supervision

  • 1. Daily Tracker is with/near teaching staff.

  • 2. All children that are present have been signed in/out by parent or staff.

  • 3. The total count on bottom of Daily Tracker matches the actual children present.

  • 4. The tracking codes are used properly.

  • 5. Transition trackers are used to document individual and small group transitions.

  • 6. Child Supervision, Tracking and Authorized Release Certification Form complete for all new teachers.

  • 7. Teachers' daily trackers and transition trackers are pre-populated with current class rosters, complete and submitted to Center Directors.

  • 8. Daily Health and Safety Checklists are completed by Teacher/ Assistant Teacher and included in Master Binders.

  • 9. Stop signs are updated and posted at all classroom, bathroom, playground, building entrances and exits.

  • 10. Updated Emergency Contact Forms are on file for each child.

  • 11. Authorized release procedures are posted on the parent board in each classroom for quick reference.

Section 2: Emergencies


  • 1. Regular and emergency exits are clearly marked and free from obstruction, with emergency lighting available.

  • 2. Emergency telephone numbers (e.g., EMS, Fire, Police, Poison Control) are clearly posted by all telephones, including in classrooms.

  • 3. First aid kits, emergency contact info, and consent are readily accessible on playgrounds and in the kitchen.

  • 4. At least one first aid- and CPR-certified staff person is on site, whenever children are present.

  • 5. Nonporous gloves are available for use when dealing with bodily fluids.

  • 6. There is a "sick child area" (a room, part of a room, or separate area) furnished with sleeping equipment and sheets or other coverings, for children who are feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of illness or disease.

Section 3: Health & Nutrition Practices


  • 1. Number of staff and children present in the classroom is consistent with required ratio.

  • 2. Cots are placed at least 3 ft apart.

  • 3. At meal/snack time, all (toddlers and preschool) children, classroom staff and volunteers eat together family style and share the same menu to the extent possible.

  • 4. At meal/snack times, sufficient time is allowed for each child to eat.

  • 5. At meal/snack times, each child is encouraged, but not forced, to eat or taste his or her food; food is not used as punishment or reward.

  • 6. Staff, volunteers and children wash their hands (with soap and running water) before food-related activities.

  • 7. Point of service is completed during designated meal time.

  • 8. Once daily, after a meal, adults assist children (age 2+) in brushing their teeth.

  • 9. Toothpaste is stored out of children's reach. Toothbrushes are stored in clean sanitary containers (holders).

  • 10. Staff, volunteers, and children wash their hands (with soap and running water) after diapering or toilet use; whenever hands are contaminated with blood or other bodily fluids; after handling pets or other animals.

  • 11. Staff and volunteers wash their hands (with soap and running water) before and after giving medications, before and after treating or bandaging a wound, and after assisting a child with toilet use.

  • 12. Whenever a toy is placed in a child's mouth, or otherwise contaminated by body secretion or excretion, it is removed from general use and washed (either by hand, using water and detergent, then rinsed, sanitized and air dried, or in a mechanical dishwasher/washing machine).

  • 13. If bodily fluids were spilled, clean-up included all of the following:
    * Nonporous gloves worn
    * Spills/fluids cleaned up immediately
    * All areas cleaned and sanitized
    * Contaminated materials placed in a plastic bag and secured

  • 14. The allergy/special diet list is hung or stored properly (according to delegate specific procedures).

Section 4: Infants and Toddlers (EHS)


  • 1. The indoor and outdoor space for infants and toddlers is separated from general walkways and areas used by preschoolers.

  • 2. Swaddling of infants is permitted if requested by the parent. If a child pulls the blanket out during nap time the provider must ensure that the blanket is kept away from the child's mouth and nose.

  • 3. Staff use blanket sleepers or sleep sacks (recommended).

  • 4. The number of children under one year admitted at any one time is less than or equal to the number of cribs and playpens.

  • 5. Staff allow each infant and toddler to form and follow their own pattern of sleeping and waking.

  • 6. Classrooms are posted with signs in English and Spanish indicating that adults must wear booties/wash hands when entering.

  • 7. Cribs are at least 3 feet apart from each other.

  • 8. Infant sleeping arrangements use firm mattresses, and contain no soft materials such as comforters, pillows, fluffy blankets, or stuffed toys.

  • 9. Infant toys are made of non-toxic materials and staff sanitize toys regularly.

  • 10. Staff give assistance with the infant's bottle when feeding.

  • 11. If a child falls asleep in a swing or car seat, staff remove the child and place him/her to sleep on his/her back in a crib.

  • 12. When non-mobile children are awake, the child care worker should change the children's body position (laying on his/her stomach and back) and location in the room periodically.

  • 13. Ensure that the formula prepared by the center is of the commercial, iron-enriched type and mixed according to the manufacturer's directions.

  • 14. Facilities are available for the proper storage and handling of breast milk.

  • 15. If the diapering surface is above floor level, there is a barrier or restraint to prevent falling. No child is left unattended on diapering surface.

  • 16. Bottles and cups are used only once, rinsed out and sent home with children at the end of each day.

  • 17. Infant gums are wiped with a gauze pad after feedings. Toddlers brush their teeth at least once/day.

  • 18. Diapering policies and procedures are posted in the classroom.

  • 19. Infants are placed to sleep on their backs, and "back to sleep" policy is posted in the classroom.

  • 20. The diaper-changing area is located away from areas used for cooking, eating, or children's activities. No items, other than diaper-changing supplies, are placed on or under the changing table or the sink used for diapering.

  • 21. Diapers are disposed of in a safe and sanitary manner.

  • 22. Staff record the use of and apply lotions, powders or salves to a child during diapering only at the specific written direction of the child's parent or the child's physician.

  • 23. Toilet training equipment is available for children being toilet trained.

  • 24. Potty chairs (if in use) are cleaned and sanitized after each child's use, in a utility sink designated for this purpose.

  • 25. Bathrooms have barriers to prevent entry by unattended infants and toddlers.

  • 26. There is a solid barrier between the diapering area and any food preparation area.

  • 27. Before walking on surfaces that infants use specifically for play, adults and children remove, replace or cover with clean foot coverings any shoes they have worn outside that play area.

  • 28. If diapering was observed, staff did all of the following when changing diapers:
    * Before bringing the child to the diaper-changing area, washed hands and brought supplies to the diaper-changing area
    * Always kept a hand on the child
    * Cleaned the child's diaper area
    * Changed gloves prior to putting on clean diaper
    * Washed the child's hands and returned the child to a supervised area
    * Cleaned and disinfected the diaper-changing surface
    * Washed hands

  • 29. Breast milk is properly refrigerated and all containers are labeled with the child's full name and the date the breast milk was collected. (EHS only)

  • 30. Refrain from heating breast milk in the microwave.

  • 31. Procedures for heating infant formula, milk and food in a microwave oven are posted near the microwave oven.

  • 32. Frozen breast milk is defrosted in the refrigerator. (EHS only)

  • 33. Discard leftover milk or formula after each feeding and rinse bottles after use.

  • 34. Formula is stored in the original container and labeled with the child's full name and date opened. (EHS only

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