EEC Transportation 20120502-look-before-lock

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Massachusetts EEC Transportation Training

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Look Before You Lock:

1 Look Before You Lock Transportation Safety in Early Childhood Education

Hundreds of children are left unattended in cars each year.:

Hundreds of children are left unattended in cars each year . 2

6 Year Old Left Alone on School Bus:

3 6 Year Old L eft Alone on S chool Bus Photo credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz

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Some are able to escape the vehicle, only to find themselves facing other serious risks. 4

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5 Year Old Found Walking Along Road 5

Some suffer serious emotional trauma.:

Some suffer serious emotional trauma. 6

4 Year Old Left Alone on School Bus :

4 Year Old Left Alone on School Bus 7

On average, 38 children die each year of hyperthermia (overheating) after being left in a motor vehicle.:

On average, 38 children die each year of hyperthermia (overheating) after being left in a motor vehicle. 8

2 Year Old Dies in Hot Van:

2 Year Old Dies in Hot Van 9

How can this happen?:

How can this happen? A child’s body warms 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s. 10

Temperatures Rise Dramatically Inside a Closed Vehicle.:

Temperatures Rise Dramatically Inside a Closed Vehicle. 11

Aslyn Paige Ryan :

Aslyn Paige Ryan 12 February 1, 2003 – February 7, 2004

How does this happen?:

How does this happen? 13

These deaths are entirely preventable. :

These deaths are entirely preventable. 14

But prevention depends on you.:

But prevention depends on you. 15

Prevention Depends On YOU.:

Prevention Depends On YOU. 16

606 CMR 7.00 Requires: :

606 CMR 7.00 Requires: 17 A transportation plan Properly licensed drivers Drivers and monitors receive orientation Regularly assigned drivers Attendance Post-trip inspection

…a “general” transportation plan:

…a “general” transportation plan 18

…a transportation plan for field trips:

…a transportation plan for field trips 19

…a transportation plan for each child:

…a transportation plan for each child 20 How will child arrive and depart? At what times? Alternative arrangements? Emergency pick-up? Emergency contact? Parents must call in child’s absence .

…properly licensed drivers:

…properly licensed drivers 21

…properly licensed drivers:

…properly licensed drivers 22

…Driver and Monitor Orientation:

…Driver and Monitor Orientation 23 Absent monitor? Absent child? Absent parent? Attendance? Assigned seats on bus/van? Supervision into program? Escort to classroom? Wait for dismissal?

…regularly assigned drivers:

…regularly assigned drivers 24

…attendance:

…attendance 25 Child Pick Up Drop Off Pick Up DropOff Comments Mikayla Brower 7:55 8:20 5:00 5:25 John Brower A A A A Notified by dispatch Karen Schmidt 8:04 8:20 5:00 5:20 Waited 4 min for child (a.m.) Letisha Brown 8:07 8:20 5:00 5:15 Malachai Rashad 8:11 8:20 5:00 5:11 Chastin James 8:15 8:20 5:00 5:08 Arielle James 8:15 8:20 5:00 5:08

…post-trip inspection:

…post-trip inspection 26

EEC Policy Requires: :

EEC Policy Requires: 27 Second inspection Search for absent child

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28 Transportation Policies Have parent confirm child’s placement on bus /van. Assign consistent seating. Maintain the route and the routine. Call in at end of route.

Transportation Plans and Procedures:

Transportation Plans and Procedures 29 Staff from receiving program escort children from the vehicle into the building Confirm attendance before transport leaves Escort children to classrooms Confirm attendance in classroom

Say Something!:

Say Something! 30

Additional Resources:

Additional Resources 31 Kids and Cars: www.KidsAndCars.org National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving+Safety/Child+Safety/Keeping+Kids+Safe:+Inside+&+Out Be Car Safe: http://becarsafe.org/hyp.htm

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32 Self-Assessment and Certificate Document Beat the Heat Flyer