It is AngelWatch’s and our Center’s responsibilty to educate parents on realities of the Safety and Security. Parents would like to think that their children are safe when they put them in the care of others.
Unfortunately, that is not always the case. The people that dedicate their lives to children in daycare are teachers and professional caregivers, they are not trained to handle life-and-death emergencies. That is the Angel watch national accreditation program was created.
The accreditation is recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and partnered with the American Red Cross to make sure that Safety and Security is of the utmost importance when it comes to protecting your children.
States mandate minimum training when it comes to Safety and Security, that is including basic CPR and first aid training. The criteria that the state mandates let's each Center make their own emergency procedures and then it is approved by the state. Unfortunately, the people that are involved in daycares, preschools and Early Learning Centers are not trained in these types of training.
There are very few state-mandated courses.
The reason why? There are no “cookie cutter” techniques or training that can be done in a facility. Each facility is different, each facilities classrooms are different, there is no way that they can give such trainings. One of the reasons why they can't give the training is because they have no one qualified to do it. No matter how hard we try or how a state would want to, there are not sufficient qualified personnel to do such.
All of our Procedural & Security plans are more in depth than any state required plans and training.
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