“Something horrible happened to my daughter!”
Imagine hearing this from a mother of one of the children in your program. She tells you that her four-year-old daughter cried on the way home from child care and said her bottom hurt because of what her classmate did to her.
We know that children are exposed to far more sexually explicit content on television and the Internet than ever before, and statistics tell us that the frequency and severity of sexual activity between even very young children is increasing dramatically. In addition, child care programs sometimes employ adults who are there for all the wrong reasons: they say mean things to children, hurt them physically, and sometimes even sexually abuse them.
Praesidium can assess the extent to which your child care program has in place best practice standards to decrease the risk of child to child sexual acting out and sexual and physical abuse by adults. And if we find something missing, we can help you fill in the blanks. Don’t think that background checks and complying with state licensing standards are enough.
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At Learning Care Group, our facilities are designed to provide a nurturing environment for children to learn, explore, and develop at their own pace. We believe that a safe, stimulating classroom setting helps promote a child’s love of learning. To help ensure we’re achieving this goal, we partnered with Praesidium to conduct a Risk Assessment of our schools, which included an extensive review of our policies, screening materials, training systems, and methods of monitoring and supervision. During their visits, Praesidium’s experts transferred their knowledge and observations into practical guidance for our staff, tailoring their recommendations to fit our culture and work within our systems.
Kathy Glodich, CSP
Health and Safety Manager, Risk Management, Learning Care Group, Inc.