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Three Remain In Critical Condition

A Lynchburg, Tennessee home serving as a 24/7 unlicensed child care facility was destroyed by Fire on September 19th, 2014 sending six children to the hospital.

Three of the children remained in critical condition according to Lynchburg Fire Department Battalion Chief Jason Campbell. The three children are ages 9 months, 1 year, and 21 months.

Three other children were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and one was picked up after the fire by a relative. Those four are estimated to be ages two to four.

Doris Lee,  who operated the facility in her rented home, was treated and released from Lynchburg general Hospital following the fire, according to Campbell.

Substitute Teacher Mistook Cleaning Solution For Water

Twenty-eight children at a New Jersey child care facility were rushed to the hospital by ambulance after drinking water that contained bleach.

According to investigators, the children were given water mixed with bleach when a substitute teacher mistakenly used a bottle of cleaning solution instead of a bottle of water from the cooler.

Doctors say the concentration of bleach was low, and none of the children suffered serious injuries. All of the children are recovering and have been since released from the hospital.

Why Carbon Monoxide Alarms Should Be A Must

When children and staff began feeling nauseous and dizzy at the So Big Child Development Center in Pequannock, N.J., workers evacuated 90 people from the building.

Thirty-six people, including 34 children, were taken to hospitals with what turned out to be the effects of carbon monoxide inhalation.

The carbon monoxide contamination was caused by equipment used in contracting work on a church next door and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the construction project.

“They were using some equipment that operated and created combustion, exhaust, so forth. And some of those fumes permeated into the day care center,” Pequannock police Capt. Christopher DePuyt said.

Ensuring Your Facility's Safety

When parents drop their children off at child care they are trusting that the center has made proper provisions to ensure their children's safety.
In every child care setting there are a number of potential areas of danger that should be monitored daily to ensure children's safety.
Bedding Precautions
Any areas where children may nap need to be checked to ensure that they are safe.  All sleep areas should be free of blankets, pillows or soft toys that can present a risk of suffocation.
Cribs must meet federal safety guidelines for distance between the mattress and the rails, which should not exceed two finger widths, and space between the rails, which should not exceed 2 3/8 inches. Any drop sides should be in working order and there should be at least 26 inches between the top of the mattress and the raised crib rails.
Playground Maintenance
Playgrounds can pose a serious threat if they are not regularly monitored and maintained. Check daily to ensure that there is a minimum of 12 inches of ground cover on the playground to soften children's falls. If the ground cover is clumped or uneven, it should be raked to ensure uniform coverage.
Equipment should be checked for wear and tear, such as rough surfaces, broken pieces or splintering wood.

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