Forgotten Baby Syndrome (FBS) refers to accidentally leaving a baby or young child in a locked car, often with tragic results. We hear of these tragic events each summer, particularly when the daily routine of families alter.

One of the prevention strategies, identified in research, is to ensure that child care programs have a system in place to connect with families should a child not arrive in care when expected.

In 2018, YCD developed protocol regarding the safe arrival of children to compliment those in place in York Region Schools.

YCD educators will contact families whose children do not arrive in the morning (both full day child care and summer camp).

If your child (ren) will be absent, please contact the program.

We must work together to ensure the safety of our children.