June 3, 2020

As summer begins, so does the most dangerous time of year for child drownings. 2020 has already seen 30 children in Texas drown. Approximately half of those deaths occurring in swimming pools.

Besides drownings, there are several other dangers to be aware of this summer including hot cars, heatstroke, spiders and snake bites, natural disasters, and exposure to COVID-19. To help you keep children safe, here are some Summer Safety Reminders (PDF) with current information on how to protect the children in your care. Please review them and contact your local Child Care Regulation office with any questions.