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December 10, 2012

Doodle Bugs! Standard of the Week: 12/10/12

This week’s SOTW reminds team members about the importance of washing your hands – this is the single most effective way to reduce illness in our centers! We like to repeat this SOTW at least twice per year because it is such an essential topic.

Please keep in mind that EVERY regulatory/advisory agency we work with will observe and evaluate hand-washing (adult and child) – this includes OCFS, the health department (DOH), MSA, and eventually, QualityStarsNY. Hand-washing heavily influences your ECERS and ITERS scores, too.

Please monitor hand-washing in each and every classroom – model and insist on compliance with our hand-washing protocol.

The SOTW will be posted for parents to see, in the faculty lounge, and placed in each classroom’s mailslot.

View the current SOTW as a .pdf here: Wash Your Hands