New rules are coming into effect next year for Ontario’s childcare operators. It’s aimed at preventing instances when children die after being left in hot cars.
As of January 1 , home daycare and child-care centres will have to have a policy in place detailing steps that will be taken when a child doesn’t arrive when expected.
Safe arrival systems have been in place in schools, but not in child care settings.
Researchers from the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children studied incidents of children dying in hot cars and say that under certain circumstances forgetting a child in the back seat could happen to anyone.