Child Care Licensing
While the danger is always there, as the temperatures climb we need to be aware of the deadly combination of children and the heat in a vehicle. The temperature in a car rises quickly. The organization Kids and Cars gives us several dot points to think about regarding this issue:
- A child’s body temperatures rises 3-5 times faster than an adults.
- Even with windows cracked, the temperature in a vehicle can reach 125 degrees within minutes
- On average, a child dies every 10 day
- In 2010, 49 children died from this issue-the highest number in one year
- Already 10 children have died in 2011
- From 1998-2010, 495 children have died
- 54.25% of these situations is due to someone unknowingly leaving children in a vehicle
- The biggest danger is to think that that it cannot happen to you
Remember to always follow licensing procedures to ensure no child is ever left in a vehicle. Also, please be aware of the temperature of the vehicle you place the children in. Our goals are all the same-to keep children safe. For more information of this subject, please see the fact sheet from Kids and Cars.
- Act 1159 CPSC
- Act 1979 Child Safety Alarm in Vehicle
- Application for Appeal Panel Membership
- Boiler Inspection
- Clarifications for Monitoring RSPMI Facilities
- Director's Orientation Training Schedule
- Immunization Network for Children
- Licensing Area Map
- Licensing Specialist Directory
- Minimum Licensing Requirements
- Placement and Residential Staff Roster
- Special Education Services
- Transportation Rule Changes
- Types of Child Care Programs
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