Chapter 12: Health & Safety

    Health and Safety

    Children are curious and believe the world to be their playground.  They often do not understand the dangers and rules you may set.  There is no guarantee that a play area is truly "safe."  It is your job to keep it safe by being observant and never leaving children unattended.  Children's behavior is often unpredictable and young children are not ready to make safe decisions without your help.

    The amount of supervision depends on the age of the child or children.  Children ages two to six need constant supervision during play.  They are slowly developing muscle and balance while also learning about spatial relationships and how to solve problems.  Keep careful watch as they explore their environment.