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Daycare centers keep children cool during hot weather

Published On: Jul 02 2013 09:50:56 PM CDT

The scorching heat left many people inside Tuesday, even those who might have wanted to be outside.

Munchkin University kept their preschoolers inside for the majority of the day.

Kids were able to enjoy a couple of minutes outside playing with water and staying in the shade.

Before they went outside teachers made sure that the kids were hydrated. Food and fluids were served and nap time was in their schedule. Teachers wanted to make sure that the heat didn't affect the kids, who are especially vulnerable to the heat.

"We start serving extra ice water during the day specially in the afternoon," said Dina Hutt, who is the owner of Munchkin University. "We have several drinking fountains, they're always accessible to water, they're served juices and milk and water with snacks."

The preschool also held water games and let the kids run through the sprinklers.