Frequent hand washing is the key to preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Teachers teach children how to wash their hands effectively. Posters of children using proper hand washing procedures are placed by each sink. Lil' Cubs follow these practices:
staff members and those who are developmentally able will learn proper hygiene and taught hand washing procedures.
hand washing is required by all staff, volunteers and children when arriving for the day.
after diapering or using the toilet (use of wet wipes is acceptable for infants)
after handling body fluids (blowing nose, coughing on hand, blood, vomit etc)
before meals and snacks, preparing or serving food, or handling and raw food that requires cooking.
after playing in water what is shared by two or more people
after handling pets / animals, using sand, dirt or surfaces that might becontaminated.
Adults also wash their hands:
-before and after feeding a child
-before and after administering medication
-after assisting a child with toileting
-after handling garbage or cleaning
Proper hand washing procedures are:
-wetting hands under running water and using liquid soap
-rubbing hands together for at least 10 seconds including back of hands, wrists,
between fingers, under and around jewelry and under fingernails.
-drying hands with towel not to touch faucet with just washed hands
In the event of blood, gloves are required and hand washing directly after wards. Hand washing sink is used for no other uses.