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