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Screening and Training Your Daycare Workers

Daycare centers are one of the places where security is highly valued. With all the children being taken care of each day, it is the daycare facility's responsibility that they make sure that each and every child they handle is in good hands.

Especially in these times, it is so hard to trust people. News comes out each day involving children who are abused as well as abducted. This is why as a daycare operator in your church, you need to ensure that you staff members are highly trusted and will not do any harm to the children.

Through technology, you will be able to ensure the safety of the children. There are child care background check tools in the Internet that will provide you with the information that you need. There are free websites, but there are also some which charge a fee per search.

It is highly recommended to search through those websites that charge a fee since they are able to provide you with more information that you need. The more information, the higher the fee you pay.

Depending on the website, you need to supply them with the information that they are asking for. Most of the time, these websites only require the name, birthday and birthplace, but you should be ready with other information if they are needed. In a matter of few minutes, you will be able to see the information that you need.

What kinds of information will you be able to view?

Criminal Records
This is the top thing which is being looked at by the employers. These criminal records will give an idea if there are such felonies that the employee may have committed. If the person has been charged by child molestation or sexual abuse, these will be shown in the criminal records.

Credit Report
If the employee has any problems when it comes to finances, this should be looked at. This will prevent theft or kidnap for ransom cases that might happen. Even if he has little money, as long as he is able to manage his finances properly, then there is nothing wrong with that.

Court Records
Court records will provide you with the list of the things he might have done in the past that will affect the way that he or she works. You will be able to view records for civil judgment and bankruptcies, as well as liens.

Social Security Number
This is very important since this will help you in determining if the employee has a valid Social Security Number. You need to know that you are hiring someone who is a registered employee whom you can trust. There are sometimes aliases that are associated with a Social Security Number, and this is why you need to check these things.

Hiring staff members for your daycare center is not as easy as your think. A daycare center is in charge of taking care of children, which is why each and every staff member should be screened carefully.

Part of this screening is on-the-job training that each and every staff member must go through. This will make sure that the staff members have the right knowledge when it comes to dealing with the children.

This is very important since childcare mainly focuses on practical skills, so each staff must know what they are doing.

Here are some of areas in which you should train your staff members:

Child Care and Supervision
Your staff members should be trained well enough when it comes to supervising the children. Since children can get rowdy and hyper most of the time, it is important that they develop a skill to be able to take care of each and every child. Also, when a child has a problem, they need to be able to provide solutions to these problems, such as disabilities or injuries.

Nutrition and Menu Planning
Children should be fed with the right amount of nutritious food every day. This is essential to their development as a growing child. Each staff member should be able to know the principles of the food pyramid and be able to prepare meals properly.

Even if they want to have junk food, the staff members must be able to give them proper food to eat. Besides from this, giving the children the right amount of food will increase improve the development of their bodies. This will make the children healthier.

Safety Precautions
Since children are prone to accidents, staff members should be ready and alert all the times. The daycare center must always be checked for possible danger zones. They need to be able to think ahead before these will happen.

If they see that there is a potential cause of danger coming, they need to do something about it. They should never wait until an accident will happen before they do anything about it. This will only cause more trouble for your daycare. Safety is very important, especially when it comes to child care.

Recognizing Symptoms of Illnesses
The staff must be trained to recognize any symptoms to sickness or such. By being able to do this, the child can receive the proper care and rest that they need so that condition of the child will not get worse. They will also be able to give the right medication to the child and ensure that he will get better.

Medication Assistance
Staff members must be trained to give medication to the children. If the children need to drink medicine, the staff members should give the child the proper dosage of the medicine. They are the ones who are in charge in giving the children their medicines to drink, so they should also know when to give it to the child.

This information is courtesy of OwnADaycare.com.

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