Handwashing Pull down paper towel Use running water that drains Apply liquid soap and lather hands to loosen dirt Use friction for at least seconds* Rinse hands thoroughly with running water Dry with paper towels and then use towel to turn off faucet
Wash hands… Upon arrival Before AND after handling food and feeding children Before AND after diapering/toileting a child Before AND after your own toileting and personal grooming After having contact with any body fluids (mucous, saliva, urine), handling animals, handling garbage and cleaning Before administering medication
Diapering Be sure the diaper area was sanitized after the last use Wash hands thoroughly Dispose of used diapers in proper container Wipe child (front to back) with baby wipe and dispose of wipe properly Wash the child’s hands Clean and sanitize the diaper area Wash hands thoroughly
Cleaning Use hot water and soap or detergent. Scrub vigorously to remove dirt and soil. Change water when it looks or feels dirty, after cleaning bathrooms and diaper changing area, and after cleaning the kitchen. Always clean the least dirty items/surfaces first. Always clean high surfaces first, then low surfaces. Always clean surfaces/items before disinfecting, since soil will block the effect of the disinfectant. Clean completely on a regular schedule and spot clean as needed.
Disinfecting ALWAYS clean surfaces that are soiled before using disinfectant ALWAYS consider the safety of children when disinfecting In most cases, use BLEACH as your disinfectant.
Routine disinfection procedure 1. Clean first with soap/detergent, water 2. Rinse 3. Spray area thoroughly with BLEACH (solution 1) 4. Wipe area to distribute disinfectant evenly 5. Use single-service, disposable paper towels and discard in a plastic-lined container 6. Allow to air dry
Mouthed toys/utensils 1. Clean first with soap/detergent, water 2. Rinse 3. Soak in BLEACH (solution 2) for at least 2 minutes 4. DO NOT rinse objects after soaking 5. Allow to air dry
Surfaces that come in contact with food 1. Clean first with soap/detergent, water 2. Rinse 3. Spray thoroughly with BLEACH (solution 2) 4. Wipe area to distribute disinfectant evenly 5. Use single-service, disposable paper towels and discard in a plastic lined container 6. Allow to air dry
Water play tables Wipe table with BLEACH (solution 1), let dry before filling with water Soak all toys to be used in BLEACH (solution 2) for 2 minutes prior to use Have all children wash hands before and after play Watch carefully so children don’t drink the water Drain the water after play is over and between groups of children Clean with soap or detergent and water
Food preparation Clean Wash hands and surfaces often Separate Don’t cross contaminate, use separate dishes, utensils, and cutting boards for raw foods and cooked foods, meats and vegetables Cook Cook to proper temperature to kill bacteria * Chill Freeze or refrigerate promptly
Infant Formula Sterilize all utensils, bottles, and water Wash hands thoroughly Make sure measurements are accurate Never feed infants honey or cow’s milk DO NOT heat bottles in a microwave! Store in refrigerator Throw away formula after feeding
Breast Milk Wash hands thoroughly Label containers with date/time pumped and child’s name Freeze if storing more than 24 hours (safe if frozen up to six months) Thaw by placing in bowl of warm water for 30 minutes or running water for 4 minutes NEVER MICROWAVE or REFREEZE