Crisis Nursery of St. Charles welcomes children, birth through age 12, into its 24-hour safe havens, while their parents rejuvenate from overwhelming stress or tend to an untimely crisis or emergency.
The agency is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by offering real help and real hope to families in crisis. Established in 1992, Crisis Nursery of St. Charles offers help to parents in need, whether it’s early in the morning, during the midday or late in the evening.
Below are positive parenting tips from the Center for Disease Control to increase child safety, especially during the summer months.
Keep kids hydrated and cool—Children are more susceptible and have a higher incidence of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke when temperatures are high. Children should be reminded to drink plenty of fluids and take breaks indoors.
Never leave a child unattended in a car—A child should never be locked in a car, even if the windows are open. The temperature inside a car can soar within minutes. When the outside temperature is over 80 degrees, the internal temperature in a car can reach a deadly 110 degrees in just 15 minutes, even if the windows are rolled down an inch or two.
Parents who are overwhelmed or faced with a crisis or emergency should contact Crisis Nursery any hour of the day at (636) 947-0600. For volunteer opportunities, visit www.crisisnurserykids.org or contact MaryPat at (636) 887-3072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.