Health, Safety & Work-Life
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CG Support is available 24/7 (855 247-8778 or www.cgsuprt.com
Work Life Staff Available 24/7 (206) 595-6435
CDSS is a network of child care delivery systems through which the Coast Guard provides quality child development and care options that reduce the conflict between parental responsibilities and unit mission requirements.
- Child Care Resource & Referral
- Assists families obtain financial assistance for child care (using the Child Care Subsidy Program)
- Assists legal domestic partners/spouses who live in government housing become licensed (in home) child care providers. Also known as Family Child Care (FCC) homes
FIND CHILDCARE IN YOUR AREA
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Navy Base Everett
Navy Base Bangor
Navy Base Bremerton
Federal Day Care Centers (GSA)
ARE YOU A SPOUSE IN CG HOUSING LOOKING FOR WORK?
DON'T LIVE IN CG HOUSING. STILL WANT TO BECOME A LICENSED FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDER?
Non-CG FCC Information.pdf
CHILD CARE CHECKLIST FOR PARENTS
This checklist is designed to assist and guide parents in evaluating child care arrangements for their children. While not all-inclusive, it does provide important items parents should consider before deciding who will care for their children. Parents still have the ultimate responsibility to make appropriate child care arrangements.
- Does the caregiver(s) appear warm and friendly? Are the children, including infants, spoken to in a manner encouraging language development?
- Does the caregiver(s) have child-rearing attitudes and methods similar to your own?
- Is there a planned program of activities appropriate for the age and development of the children? Do the children have the opportunity to make choices?
- Is there a variety of materials appropriate for the age and development of the children?
- Are parents encouraged to visit at any time and participate in the program when possible?
- Does the caregivers have child care training or experience?
- Are there enough caregivers to give adequate attention to all the children?
- If meals are served, are they balanced nutritionally? Are infants held during bottle feeding?
- Are matches, sharp knives, medicines, household cleaners, and other dangerous items stored out of children's reach?
- Do electrical outlets have safety caps?
- Are smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and a fully stocked first aid kit available?
- Are toys and equipment children use safe and in good condition?
- Is the facility clean and sanitary?
- Does the facility have an up-to-date license, if one is required? Is the family child care provider certified?
- Is the outdoor play area fenced and free of hazards and litter?
- Is the caregiver willing to supply references?
- Are emergency evacuation procedures posted and practiced regularly?
- Does the caregiver meet State requirements for general liability insurance? If there is no State requirement, does the caregiver have a minimum of $500,000 general liability coverage?