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Beat the Heat!

With this summer’s heat wave, please take necessary precaution to prevent heat related illness, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, especially for children and elderly. Here are some tips for you to keep in mind as the summer heat continues.

  • Never leave infants, children or the frail elderly unattended in a parked car.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty.
  • Dress in lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. Use a hat and sunscreen as needed.
  • Drink fruit juice or a sports beverage to replace salts and minerals lost during heavy sweating. (If a client/resident is on a low-sodium diet, check with his/her physician first.)
  • During the hottest parts of the day, keep physical activities to a minimum and stay indoors in air-conditioning and out of the sun. 
  • Use fans as needed.
  • Open windows to allow fresh air to circulate when appropriate. 
  • Use cool compresses, misting, showers and baths.
  • Avoid hot foods and heavy meals—they add heat to the body. Eat frozen treats.
  •  Find cooling centers, when needed.

California's Child Welfare Continuum of Care Reform

  A report to the California Legislature
  AB 403
  AB 403 Fact Sheet  


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Call our telephone hotline at 1-844-LET US NO (1-844-538-8766) to file a complaint regarding a State licensed child care or community care facility. More information 

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