| Suggestions for Working Parents|
q Have your children check in with you or a neighbor once they get home from school.
q Post important numbers for your children by the phone in case of emergency.
q Have an elected emergency contact who your children can get a hold of when you cannot be reached.
q Organize a parentís program in your neighborhood to protect children to and from school.
q Look up organizations offered by churches or schools for working parents.
q Verify the references of babysitters or employees at daycares.
q Have a routine developed to keep children busy from the time they get home from school until you get home.
q Discuss with your children policies about having friends over when there is no adult supervision.
q Notify your work that calls from your children are very important.