Daycare's Take Extra Precautions To Keep Children Safe - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

8/25/06-Tyler

Daycare's Take Extra Precautions To Keep Children Safe

Kids are back at school, but because of the extreme heat, recess may not be the same. Outside, schools and day cares are having to take extra safety precautions to protect children. Katherine Smith, the director of Tyler Day Nursery, says the daycare uses a different schedule this time of year.

"We modify their outdoor time," said Smith. "We start early in the morning when it's cooler. They have briefer periods of time outdoors." Smith says they also keep extra water around, and when the children do play outside they can only use the equipment that's in the shade.

"Slides will get very hot," said Smith. "If we touch it and we don't want to keep our hand on it for even a split second we don't want the children anywhere near it."  Tyler Day Nursery has an indoor facility it uses when it's raining outside, but right now with the extreme heat workers say they use the building everyday.  

"We can pretty much do what they do outdoors here," said Smith "We have ball play and tunnels they can go through." Doctor William Moore says it's important to watch a child outdoors because they overheat faster than an adult, and when they do, they don't know it.

"A child is fairly compact, but the head is overly large and there is a lot of circulation in the head," said Dr. Moore, Emergency Room Physician, ETMC. "It actually can get hotter quicker than an adult. If a child becomes confused and you touch them and their just hot, but very dry they have already lost their ability to sweat and now they are going to get sick." To keep them safe, children may see a little less sun this time of year, but inside the children at Tyler Day Nursery are still having fun.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Firefighters help angel tree kids

    Firefighters help angel tree kids

    Saturday, December 16 2017 11:51 PM EST2017-12-17 04:51:23 GMT

    East Texas firefighters come to the rescue of angel tree kids. Big Sandy firefighters held two fund-raisers over the past week to help their local Angel Tree network. They collected enough donations to buy toys for 28 kids through the local group 'Agape House Ministries Angel Tree' coordinators. Volunteers also collected cash donations which they turned over to Agape ministries. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    East Texas firefighters come to the rescue of angel tree kids. Big Sandy firefighters held two fund-raisers over the past week to help their local Angel Tree network. They collected enough donations to buy toys for 28 kids through the local group 'Agape House Ministries Angel Tree' coordinators. Volunteers also collected cash donations which they turned over to Agape ministries. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Big Sandy uses burn house for training

    Big Sandy uses burn house for training

    Saturday, December 16 2017 11:43 PM EST2017-12-17 04:43:35 GMT

    Volunteer firefighters rolled out in one East Texas city today to set a house on fire. It was all part of an unusual set of circumstances that led Big Sandy VFD to seek a unique training opportunity. 

    More >>

    Volunteer firefighters rolled out in one East Texas city today to set a house on fire. It was all part of an unusual set of circumstances that led Big Sandy VFD to seek a unique training opportunity. 

    More >>
  • Pittsburg hold charity chili cook-off

    Pittsburg hold charity chili cook-off

    Saturday, December 16 2017 11:37 PM EST2017-12-17 04:37:15 GMT
    A recent East Texas chili cook-off competition had its origins in the stark reality of the poverty that befalls families with children. A chili cook-off in Pittsburg recently was a competition by teams made up of all first responders. "We ended up with 6 first responder groups from Pittsburg and Camp county," says Pittsburg police chief Richard Penn. But the origins of this competition have a stark beginning. The effort goes back to a welfare check Pittsburg offi...More >>
    A recent East Texas chili cook-off competition had its origins in the stark reality of the poverty that befalls families with children. A chili cook-off in Pittsburg recently was a competition by teams made up of all first responders. "We ended up with 6 first responder groups from Pittsburg and Camp county," says Pittsburg police chief Richard Penn. But the origins of this competition have a stark beginning. The effort goes back to a welfare check Pittsburg offi...More >>
Powered by Frankly