Check-in and Check-Out Procedures for Children's Safety

Establish clear check in/check out procedures for children that includes documentation of who is authorized to pick up a child, all appropriate registration/permission forms, emergency contact information, and medical release and media release forms.

An official check-in and check-out process is essential for kids’ safety. Some questions to consider are:

  • Can older siblings check kids out of your program?

  • What about a parent that didn’t check the child in?

  • Do you have a “permission policy” for who is allowed to check out kids?

  • What is the procedure if someone takes too long to pick a child up after an event?

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