Hand washing is one the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire childcare facility and home. The children start washing their hands under running water as young as two years old with assistance. They don’t understand why it’s important to wash their hands, buy they just think it’s fun to play in the water.
All of the children wash their hands before each meal and after coming in from outside. Sanitizer and hand washing is used after wiping a running nose or accidently covering a cough or sneeze with their hands.