Jillian Ritter

Jillian Ritter
Jillian Ritter serves as a Data Analyst for Child Care Aware® of America and a member of its Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery team. Her professional service includes more than 20 years in the early childhood care and education field in a variety of roles. She has a Master’s Degree in Youth Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development.

Recent Posts

Winter and Holiday Safety Tips for Child Care Providers

By Jillian Ritter on November 03, 2020

The winter season brings with it added hazards. Child care providers can take steps to keep children safe from winter hazards such as winter weather and holiday decorations.   

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Best Practices, Health & Safety

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Outdoor Air Quality and Child Care

By Jillian Ritter on October 30, 2020

Why does outdoor air quality matter?

Child care providers are always thinking about the health and safety of the children in their care. One critical issue to be aware of is the outdoor air quality in your area. Outdoor air quality issues can affect a child care program, including the ability to safely take children outside to play every day.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Best Practices, Health & Safety

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

By Jillian Ritter on September 02, 2020

Carbon Monoxide 

Emergency events or disasters can happen anywhere at any time.  And with some types of events, power may be lost or turned off for a period of timeLuckily, generators are a good source of power for your home or business and can be used relatively easilyHowever, it is important to use a generator safely to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Best Practices, Health & Safety, Coronavirus

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Severe Weather Preparations for Child Care During COVID-19

By Jillian Ritter on May 06, 2020

2020 Tornado Season 

COVID-19 has dominated the news in recent months. As a result, many people may not have heard that this spring’s severe weather season has already made 2020 the deadliest tornado year since 2012. Although it’s early in the season, the National Weather Service has confirmed 443 tornadoes across the country and many more have been reported. Southern states have been hit very hard, especially Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana.

Topics: Best Practices, Health & Safety, Coronavirus

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Child Care Prepare: Infant Toddler Emergency Evacuation

By Jillian Ritter on February 03, 2020

 

Introduction 

Caring for infants and toddlers is a big responsibility under "normal" conditions. However, when something unforeseen happens, such as a natural disaster or emergency event, caring for children becomes an even greater responsibility. 

Topics: Best Practices, Health & Safety

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