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Keeping Preschoolers Safe: Tips for Teachers

As a preschool teacher, your top priority is keeping your young students safe. Here are some simple steps to create a secure environment:

Safe Classroom Setup
  • Clear Space: Keep the classroom tidy to prevent tripping.
  • Kid-Friendly Furniture: Choose sturdy, child-sized furniture with no sharp edges.
  • Safe Floors: Make sure floors are clean and free of hazards.
  • Check Toys: Regularly inspect toys for damage and remove anything broken.
  • Stay Watchful: Keep an eye on kids at all times to prevent accidents.

Basic Safety Measures
  • Emergency Plan: Have a plan in case of accidents or emergencies.
  • Stay Clean: Teach kids good hygiene habits like handwashing.
  • Safe Materials: Use age-appropriate materials and keep harmful items out of reach.
  • Field Trips: Ensure safe transportation and supervision for outings.
  • Teach Safety: Talk to kids about staying safe at home and outside.
  • Talk to Parents: Keep parents informed and address any concerns they have.

Encourage Safe Play
  • Watch Playtime: Supervise kids during play and step in if needed.
  • Age-Appropriate Activities: Plan activities that match kids’ abilities.
  • Use Equipment Safely: Teach kids how to use playground equipment properly.
  • Be Social: Encourage positive interactions and teach kids to share.
  • Stay Safe Outside: Check outdoor areas for hazards and dress kids appropriately.

Work with Parents
  • Keep Parents Informed: Share safety information and updates regularly.
  • Get Them Involved: Invite parents to help out and join classroom activities.
  • Talk Safety: Provide tips for safety at home and in the community.
  • Work Together: Collaborate with parents to address safety concerns.
  • Offer Training: Provide workshops and resources for parents on safety topics.


By following these simple steps and working together with parents, you can create a safe and nurturing environment where preschoolers can learn and grow with confidence.