Children in Day Care Centers
Children cared for in child-care settings have an increased rate of infectious diseases according to a study of the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics). Prevention and control of infectious diseases among children in out-of-home group settings is a concern for families, staff, health-care practitioners, and the community.
Whenever children are together, there is a chance of spreading infections. This is especially true among infants and toddlers who are likely to use their hands to wipe their noses or rub their eyes and then handle toys or touch other children. These children then touch their noses and rub their eyes so the virus goes from the nose or eyes of one child by way of hands or toys to the next child who then rubs his own eyes or nose. And children get sick a lot in the first several years of life as their bodies are building immunity to infections.