Hand washing is the single most important measure to use to stop the spread of disease in child care. Therefore, the following procedures will be posted at all hand-washing sinks and always followed by staff and children.
For infants and young toddlers that are too young to wash hands by themselves, staff will wash their hands for them using the above techniques. As they are developmentally ready, staff will teach children proper hand-washing techniques and assist and supervise the procedure as needed.
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