KidCheck’s 10 Safety Tips to Keep Your Easter Celebration Safe
Easter is almost upon us and it’s never too late to improve child safety! Check out these ten simple tips for keeping your Easter celebration fun and safe.
- Have a well-defined check-in and check-out process in place. This will assure first-time visiting families that child safety is a top priority for your children’s ministry.
- Implement a system to ensure staff and volunteers are aware of any allergy or medical issues with kids coming into your care.
- Easter goodies can be a source of serious allergic reactions. It’s best to stay away from giving children nuts, egg products, or anything that contains major allergens.
- To prevent choking, never offer small candy or toys to children less than 5 years of age. Make it a rule that small toys should never be given without supervision or consent.
- Prior to Easter, walk through your facility and consider how you can increase safety in each area.
- If you have time, invite local fire and police resources to tour the children’s area and give suggestions on how to make it safer.
- Stock first aid kits, hand sanitizer, extra wipes for spills, and check defibrillators to make sure they’re working properly.
- Meet with staff and volunteers to review safety information. Make sure everyone understands emergency protocols.
- Put laminated listings of important contact information in each class room. Make sure staff and volunteers know where the list is located.
- Separate children into age appropriate groups to prevent bumps, bruises or trampling.