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May 23, 2017

In order for hand washing to be effective in eliminating germs, childcare providers must learn – and teach children – how to wash their hands properly. Here are some important tips to ensure that children, and childcare providers, wash their hands thoroughly while in the childcare program.

  • Use liquid soap. 
  • Use warm running water. 
  • Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Use disposable single-use towels. 
  • Use hand sanitizers sparingly. Only if soap and water are not available and never for babies!
  • Wash infants' and toddlers' hands too.