Healthy Places Coalition Focuses on

Best Practices for Radon Testing at Child Care Homes & Centers

Radon testing is now required by Illinois law for licensed child care centers and homes.  It is highly recommended that child care centers and homes promote radon testing to parents too--to make their homes safe.  This is a “Safe at child care”  AND “safe at home” approach! The best time to do this is when the center or home posts results of their own radon tests.

The Kane County Healthy Places Coalition has created the following tool kit to make it easy for child care centers and homes to encourage parents to test their homes. The Child Care Radon Testing Photo Journal Tool Kit provides a quick guide to the various action items that child care centers and homes can choose from the tool kit to promote radon awareness among parents. We hope this tool kit helps many families with children in child care settings in Kane County.

Visit our Radon page for more information

Protecting Your Child Through Tip-Over Prevention

Keep your child safe by protecting them from the possible risk of a television and furniture from falling down on them. Safe Kids Worldwide states that a child visits the “emergency room every 45 minutes because of a TV tipping over”.

The local libraries, in partnership with Kane County Safe Kids, have provided additional information on tip-over prevention.

Visit your local Kane County library during the Week of the Young Child on April 6– 12, 2014.
 

 

What is wrong with the picture on the right?

A. Dresser is not anchored.

B. TV is on a tall piece of furniture

C. Toy and remote control are high and visible.

 

 

 

 

These safety tips can help prevent tragedies

  • Anchor furniture to the wall or the floor
  • Place TVs on sturdy, low bases or anchor the furniture and the TV on top of it
  • Keep remote controls, toys, and other items that might be attractive to children off TV stands or furniture
  • Also, make sure freestanding kitchen ranges and stoves are installed with anti-tip brackets.

Resources: 

Anchor it & Protect a Child
Alarming Statistics on tip overs