September 19, 2012

Sports injury prevention tips for your childcare provider

2 minutes
Advice for host families

As part of our au pairs’ continuing education during their time in the U.S., local childcare coordinators for Cultural Care Au Pair facilitate three Continuing Safety Education units per year. These units, created in partnership with Safe Kids USA remind au pairs about seasonal safety issues to keep in mind as they strive to keep their host children happy and safe. In addition to these core topics. Safe Kids USA reviews many other safety information online, one of which is sports injury prevention—an apropos topic for fall.
The following sports injury prevention tips compiled by Safe Kids USA are great for parents to review themselves and to share with their childcare providers.
Use of appropriate safety equipment is essential.

Make sure children are prepared for the demands of playing a sport.

Adult supervision is essential.

Ask about the safety-related policies of your local sports leagues.

Sport-Specific Safety Equipment Checklist

Here’s to a safe fall season!