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Author: Tammy Phelps

Every day, child care providers and parents across the country transport millions of children to and from child care centers and homes. In these summer months, car and bus transportation can become more dangerous as children left in vehicles are at increased risk of heatstroke. According to data from San Francisco State University, so far...

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, heatstroke is the number one vehicle-related killer of children, outside of car crashes. That’s why the Administration for Children and Families has joined with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an attempt to reduce these deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of heatstroke and...

The summer months can be incredibly dangerous for children in cars. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2013, 44 children died of heatstroke across the United States. These deaths can be prevented, and in many cases, a simple communication plan between parents and child care/Head Start providers could save a child’s life. In an...

As temperatures across the country continue to escalate above average highs, it is more important than ever to understand the health effects for children.Infants and young children are particularly sensitive to the effects of extreme heat and must rely on others to keep them safe. When left in a hot vehicle, a young child’s body...