Caring for Our Children Basics

First Aid and Emergency Supplies

The facility should maintain up-to-date first aid and emergency supplies in each location in which children are cared. The first aid kit or supplies should be kept in a closed container, cabinet, or drawer that is labeled and stored in a location known to all staff, accessible to staff at all times, but locked or otherwise inaccessible to children. When children leave the facility for a walk or to be transported, a designated staff member should bring a transportable first aid kit. In addition, a transportable first aid kit should be in each vehicle that is used to transport children to and from the program. First aid kits or supplies should be restocked after each use.

Topic:Health Services Management

Keywords:First aid

Resource Type: Article

National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Last Updated: February 8, 2019