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Defining “Youth” as a numerical age

Defining “Youth” as a numerical age. Most youth serving organizations today are faced with the difficult decision of defining the numerical age “Youth” may be allowed to be without adult supervision in the facility. As part of a comprehensive Youth Protection Policy, your organization should specify what age a youth member or participant must be […]

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Sign-in / Sign-out Procedures; Are All your youth programs following them?

Sign-in / Sign-out Procedures; Are All your youth programs following them? While the vast majority of licensed Preschool and After-school programs abide by strict sign-in / sign-out procedure, do all your youth programs follow the same or similar procedure?  Why not? As part of a comprehensive Youth Protection Policy, your organization should specify what age […]

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Child Watch / Drop-in Childcare

Many organizations provide Child Watch or Drop-in Childcare as a benefit of membership or add-on service to their members and participants. All too often, these programs do not adhere to the same policies and procedures as licensed childcare programs located in the same building.  Sometimes the same child enrolled in a licensed childcare program during […]

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March is National Collision Awareness Month

March is National Collision Awareness Month

March is National Collision Awareness Month. ​Preliminary data from the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. That marks a 6% increase over 2015 and a 14% increase over 2014 – the most dramatic two-year escalation in 53 years. Unfortunately, it is easier than ever […]

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Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Management

 Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Management. With the recent rash of threats nationally against JCC’s and other organizations, it might be a good time to review and update your organization’s emergency preparedness and crisis management plans. Conducting emergency drills are an effective technique for preparing organizations for stressful situations and ensuring that emergency and crisis situations […]

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Employers Must Post Injury and Illness Summaries Now

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. The summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted each year between February 1st and April 30th. Businesses with […]

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