• Best Practices for Bottle Feeding  pdf format of 			Best Practices for Bottle Feeding

    Technical Assistance brochure designed for caregivers and educators on best practices for feeding breast milk or formula to babies

  • Preventing Choking In Our Children pdf format of 			Preventing Choking In Our Children

    Informational brochure for parents and providers on how to prevent choking. The brochure includes foods to avoid, how to make food safer, items that young children should never play with, plus other steps caregivers can take to keep children safe.

  • Emergency Planning links to PDF file

    Family child care regulations require that providers have a written plan detailing procedures for addressing potential emergencies. The plan must address a variety of emergencies including loss of power, heat or water, fire or natural disaster, and must meet the needs of all children in care.
  • Extreme Weather links to PDF file

    EEC regulations for family child care homes require that children have daily outdoor play, weather permitting. While an opportunity for fresh air and outdoor play is important for children and caregivers alike, there are some precautions that must be taken to protect children from extreme weather.
  • Protecting Children from Reptiles links to PDF file

    Children require protection from reptiles because reptiles are a significant source of Salmonella bacteria, which causes salmonellosis, or salmonella infection. Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, vomiting, fever and cramping, and in severe cases it can lead to hospitalization.
  • Protecting Children from Window Hazards links to PDF file

    Massachusetts regulations require that children be protected from the hazards presented by windows, such as falling through an open window; injuries caused by a loose-fitting window; and broken glass from falling against and breaking a window installed close to the floor.
  • Recreation Equipment links to PDF file

    The steps necessary to make recreational equipment inaccessible to children depend on the type and location of the equipment and the ages of the children in care.