When it comes to young children, safety is the number one priority. Whether you are a parent or a child care provider, you know how important it is to always be aware of children’s surroundings and actions. In addition to ensuring that our homes and programs are safe, clean, healthy environments, it’s also extremely essential to keep an eye out for anything that seems suspicious. This might mean recognizing an item that shouldn’t be where it is, noticing someone’s behavior that doesn’t seem quite right, or seeing an interaction between an adult and a child that is inappropriate or dangerous.
You may have heard this saying before: If you see something, say something. It is used by the U.S. government to encourage people to stay vigilant of their environments. Now it is also being encouraged by Community Care Licensing and the Centralized Complaint & Information Bureau (CCIB). When you notice something that troubles you or anything that seems like a child care violation or danger to children, report it to 1-844-LET US KNOW (1-844-538-8766). Your complaint can be anonymous unless you authorize your name to be used and the CCIB will investigate the claim within 10 days. You will be notified of the results.
Please be aware that Community Care Licensing requires that all licensed child care facilities hang this poster next to their license in clear view of parents. Together, we can make sure our children are safe at all times!