Thank you so very much for helping your child in washing his/her hands upon arriving to school in the morning. This greatly reduces the amount of germs coming into our school and especially helps in preventing the spread of colds.
We are working on teaching the children the proper way to wash their hands as written by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We would appreciate your help in practicing these techniques at home as well as when washing their hands upon arriving to school. The goal is to teach older children to carry out the procedure themselves; for younger children the goal is to supervise them in carrying out the hand washing procedure, which is:
Washing Children’s Hands
- Moisten hands
- Squirt a drop of liquid soap on children’s hands
- Rub hands together for at least 20 seconds
- Rinse their hands well in running water, directing flow from wrist to fingertips
- Dry hands with paper towel
- Turn off faucet with paper towel and discard
In this way, by turning off the faucet last and with a paper towel, the children’s hands remain germ free after washing.
Thank you for keeping these techniques in mind and teaching them to your child. Many, many people are more mindful to these techniques and are following them when in public restrooms.