Maryland law requires that all child care facilities (child care centers and family child care providers) have a written emergency preparedness plan. To take the six-hour training that will help you create an emergency plan, visit Project Security Blanket.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injuries and deaths among children in the U.S. According to Maryland law, every child under 8 years old must ride in an appropriate car restraint seat unless the child is 4 feet, 9 inches or taller. For information on selecting and using car restraint seats, go to Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (Maryland KISS).
The playground is typically a magical place for children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates, though, that more than 200,000 children a year suffer injuries requiring medical treatment when playground equipment is used improperly. Learn more about how to keep children safe during playtime. Download the Office of Child Care’s Playground and Water Safety Guidelines (PDF).