"Child Care Center Risk Reduction Plan" - Minnesota

Child Care Center Risk Reduction Plan is a legal document that was released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services - a government authority operating within Minnesota.

Form Details:

  • Released on November 1, 2012;
  • The latest edition currently provided by the Minnesota Department of Human Services;
  • Ready to use and print;
  • Easy to customize;
  • Compatible with most PDF-viewing applications;
  • Fill out the form in our online filing application.

Download a printable version of the form by clicking the link below or browse more documents and templates provided by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Download "Child Care Center Risk Reduction Plan" - Minnesota

Download PDF

Fill PDF online

Rate (4.7 / 5) 47 votes
Child Care Center Risk Reduction Plan
Program Name: _____________________________________________ License #: _____________
Child care centers must develop a risk reduction plan that identifies the general risks to children served
by the child care center. The license holder must establish specific policies and procedures or refer to
existing policies and procedures that minimize identified risks, train staff on the procedures, and
annually review the procedures. [Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.66, subdivision 2]
1. Physical Plant.
Identify specific risks to children based on an assessment of the physical
plant where licensed services are provided. The assessment must include an evaluation of the
required factors listed below in column 1. Write each identified risk in column 2; insert
additional lines as needed. In column 3, write specific policies and procedures you have
developed and implemented to minimize each risk, or in column 4, reference existing policies
and procedures that minimize each risk.
Physical plant
Identified risks
Policies and procedures
Existing policies and
factors
developed and implemented to
procedures that minimize
required to be
minimize the risks
the risks
assessed
Condition and
design of the
facility
Condition and
design of the
outdoor space
Bathrooms
Page 1
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing
Office of Inspector General
November 2012
Child Care Center Risk Reduction Plan
Program Name: _____________________________________________ License #: _____________
Child care centers must develop a risk reduction plan that identifies the general risks to children served
by the child care center. The license holder must establish specific policies and procedures or refer to
existing policies and procedures that minimize identified risks, train staff on the procedures, and
annually review the procedures. [Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.66, subdivision 2]
1. Physical Plant.
Identify specific risks to children based on an assessment of the physical
plant where licensed services are provided. The assessment must include an evaluation of the
required factors listed below in column 1. Write each identified risk in column 2; insert
additional lines as needed. In column 3, write specific policies and procedures you have
developed and implemented to minimize each risk, or in column 4, reference existing policies
and procedures that minimize each risk.
Physical plant
Identified risks
Policies and procedures
Existing policies and
factors
developed and implemented to
procedures that minimize
required to be
minimize the risks
the risks
assessed
Condition and
design of the
facility
Condition and
design of the
outdoor space
Bathrooms
Page 1
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing
Office of Inspector General
November 2012
Physical plant
Identified risks
Procedures developed and
Existing policies and
factors
implemented to minimize the
procedures that minimize
required to be
risks
the risks
assessed
Storage areas
Accessibility
of medications
and cleaning
products
Areas that are
difficult to
supervise
Page 2
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing
Office of Inspector General
November 2012
2. Environment.
Identify specific risks to children based on an assessment of the environment
for each facility. The assessment must include an evaluation of the required factors listed
below in column 1. Write each identified risk in column 2; insert additional lines as needed.
In column 3, write specific policies and procedures you have developed and implemented to
minimize each risk, or in column 4, reference existing policies and procedures that minimize
each risk.
Environmental
Identified risks
Policies and procedures
Existing policies and
factors
developed and implemented to
procedures that minimize
required to be
minimize the risks
the risks
assessed
Type of
grounds and
terrain
surrounding
the building
Proximity to
hazards, busy
roads, and
publicly
accessed
businesses
Page 3
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing
Office of Inspector General
November 2012
3. Additional risk of harm factors to children.
In addition to any program-specific risks
identified under the physical plant and environment assessments, the risk reduction plan must
address the risks identified below in column 1. In column 2, write specific policies and
procedures you have developed and implemented to minimize each risk, or in column 3,
reference existing policies and procedures that minimize each risk.
Identified risks
Policies and procedures
Existing policies and procedures
developed and implemented to
that minimize the risk
minimize the risk
Closing children’s fingers in doors,
including cabinet doors
Leaving children in the community
without supervision
Children leaving the facility without
supervision
Caregiver dislocation of children’s
elbows
Burns from hot food or beverages,
whether served to children or being
consumed by caregivers, and the
devices used to warm food and
beverages
Injuries from equipment, such as
scissors and glue guns
Sunburn
Feeding children foods to which they
are allergic
Children falling from changing
tables
Children accessing dangerous items
or chemicals or coming into contact
with residue from harmful cleaning
products
Page 4
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing
Office of Inspector General
November 2012
4. Accessibility of hazardous items.
The accessibility of hazardous items to children is
prohibited at all times when children are present.
5. Policies and procedures to ensure adequate supervision of children.
The risk
reduction plan must include specific policies and procedures to ensure adequate supervision of
children at all times as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.02, subdivision 18. The
policies and procedures must include particular emphasis on the areas identified below in
column 1. In column 2, write specific policies and procedures developed and implemented to
ensure children will be adequately supervised at all times.
Required areas to be addressed
Policies and procedures developed
regarding supervision of children
and implemented to ensure adequate
supervision of children
Times when children are transitioned from one area
within the facility to another
Nap-time supervision, including infant crib rooms, as
specified under Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.02,
subdivision 18, which requires that when an infant is
placed in a crib to sleep, supervision occurs when a
staff person is within sight or hearing of the infant.
When supervision of a crib room is provided by sight
or hearing, the center must have a plan to address the
other supervision component
Child drop-off and pick-up times
Supervision during outdoor play and on community
activities, including but not limited to field trips and
neighborhood walks
Supervision of children in hallways
Date risk reduction plan was initially completed: _______________________________
Page 5
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing
Office of Inspector General
November 2012