What are some common daycare accidents and injuries?

Young children are most frequently injured by burns, poisoning, choking or suffocation. In daycare facilities these types of injuries could occur from improperly stored chemicals (burns), unsecured dangerous substances and plants (poisoning), leaving small objects or toys unattended (choking), or leaving plastic bags accessible or improperly preparing a crib (suffocation).

Other common daycare accidents and/or injuries include: falls (from playground equipment, stairwells, high chairs); near drownings (at pools or in baths); exposure to elements (left outside in the cold or in a hot car or room). There is also potential for physical and sexual abuse by staff members or other people who have access to the premises.