According to the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), the state of California has 11,048 childcare centers, 5% which are nationally accredited.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
According to the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), the state of California has 11,048 childcare centers, 5% which are nationally accredited. Many households have parents who both work 9-5 jobs, which means childcare and daycare centers are crucial for children and families. However, staying up to date with safety standards is important to run a reliable, secure business. When it comes to the children, their safety should be priority.
At JPL Insurance Services, the agents encourage local childcare centers to look into the upcoming changes to safety standards across the country. In May, federal health officials proposed to improve safety regulations in over 500,000 child care centers across the nation. The alterations included background and fingerprint checks for employees and better monitoring of facilities within each state. Here are some more important facts to know about the new, potential requirements for daycare centers, provided by JPL Insurance Services:
- Youth who attend childcare centers on subsidies from the federal government will experience the proposed changes.
- These changes are part of the President’s agenda to ensure health and safety across all early learning environments in an effort to prepare children for kindergarten.
- Since many daycare centers do not meet minimum standards of health and safety, the new rules can provide the necessary steps to avoid accidents, injuries, and other mishaps.
- The changes would increase accountability amongst childcare providers. In addition, parents would know more about the facility their children attend.
- Workers would be required to receive training in first aid, CPR, safe sleeping for babies, and poison control and prevention.
- Guidelines would be established for transporting children in order to reduce the number of deaths of children left in cars.
- States would be required to conduct unannounced, in-person inspections at each childcare center.
- Self-certification for facilities, especially involving smoke detectors and safety plans, would no longer be allowed.
- All states would use a rating system for issues including the curriculum and learning environment.
As a childcare provider, it is important to offer parents flexibility and options so their children can thrive, learn, and remain safe. Don’t be one of those facilities that are not following the proper safety requirements. By better informing families about the health and safety changes being implemented, they can trust the services being offered. In addition, daycare owners should consider having childcare insurance along with adequate licensing and inspection records. This insurance policy can ensure a safe environment for all. Call JPL Insurance Services today at 888-370-9096 for more information!
About JPL Insurance Services:
In 1993, JPL Insurance Services opened their doors and their hearts to the California community. The goal of the agency has been to provide quality protection for individuals, families and businesses at affordable prices, no matter what their unique needs. With a focus on understanding personal needs and individual attention, the agents are able to assist in identifying needs and protecting against risk. Whether its auto, home, health or business, JPL Insurance Services can help with all that consumers might need, and much more.