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Health & Safety Resources

Health & safety resources for regulated child care providers in Vermont.

Air Quality:  Air Quality Alerts, Wildfires & Health | When to limit or cancel outdoor activities.

Crib safety:  Federal safety standards for cribs

Diapering:  Step-by-step changing procedures

Emergency response: Emergency response & recovery planning  |  Word version of the forms

Extreme weather:  Guidelines to consider when determining if weather is appropriate for outdoor play

Handwashing:  Proper Handwashing (VDH)  |  Handwashing Posters (CDC)

Immunizations: Immunization requirements for entry into child care

Immunization Registry: Apply for access to the Immunization Registry.

Immunization Report (Annual): Programs must complete the online report by December 31, 2023. No extension will be approved. To prepare your information before submitting the form, see the sample report

Mandated Reporting: Child care providers & staff are legally required to report suspected child abuse & neglect

National Resource Center: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care

Playground Safety: How to keep your playground safe. | Guidance for after a flood (PDF)

Poisonous Plants: What types of plants that are poisonous.

Power and Water Outages: Guidance for child care programs with a power and/or water outage.

Pressure-Treated Wood: Health hazards of pressure-treated wood and alternatives.

Radon: Fact Sheet for Family Child Care Homes (PDF)  |  Fact Sheet for Child Care Centers (PDF)

Safe Sleep for Babies: Tips for ensuring a safe sleep environment for babies.

Toy & Household Item Recalls: Product recalls and recall alerts.

Unintentional Injuries: Tips for preventing unintentional injuries in children.

Vermont Lead & Asbestos: Information & requirements for child care providers and school.