Child Care Cribs: Safety Standards and Child Care Compliancy

Drop-Side Rails and 2011 CPSC Safety Regulations

Prior to June 2011, drop-side baby cribs were widely and legally used throughout the United States. They were useful and convenient, because they allowed one side of the crib to drop. Caregivers could then easily place or lift the infant in and out of the crib. The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) released a statement in May 2010 reporting 32 fatalities due to drop-side rails over a nine-year period due to faulty clips and hardware that allowed the rail to slip trapping the child’s head.  In June of 2011, new regulations on crib safety were put in place. These regulations pertained to banning drop-side rails, as well as a demand for increased durability of mattress supports and hardware in order to prove compliance.

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Flat File Paper Storage: A Necessity in this Age?

Today, most people think of paper-filing as archaic and no longer necessary. Technological devices, scanning, and photography have efficiently replaced our paper piles and storage devices. However, if you were to speak to an artist, architect, elementary teacher, or Children’s Director, the need becomes glaringly obvious. Whether you are a self-employed artist, run an architecture firm, or work in a church, consider ending the clutter. Savor your plans and projects with the flat file paper storage sold by Worthington Direct.

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Equip Your Congregation With Comfortable Church Furniture

A church is a sanctuary. It is a place where your congregation comes together to give praise, thanks and offerings. It does not have to be a place, though, where comfort is sacrificed. Your parishioners need to feel comfortable when gathering together for services, prayer groups, committee meetings or when relaxing in the lobby or foyer of your facility. Luckily, you can find church furniture for both formal and casual faith environments at Worthington Direct.

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STEM education (STEAM) for Preschool and Kindergarten

STEM education (STEAM) is one of the current buzzwords in all levels of education. Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math are the topics included in the acronym STEAM. Lessons or activities need not encompass all five areas at once.

Classroom Garden and Science Lab is one way to include developmentally appropriate hours of learning and fun in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. This sturdy center in a cart, a six piece set, includes an Eco Lab, Garden Lab and more. The pieces can be added or subtracted depending on how you are using the center. Hands-on learning is necessary to any preschool or kindergarten curriculum. With gardening activities, students learn about plants, estimation, graphing, foods, nutrition, cooperation, ecology, and so much more.

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