Watching a child in a day care center, child care center, or school requires that the child care worker be alert, awake, energetic, and diligent. Alcohol and illegal drug use certainly interfere with a person’s faculties to drive, make decision, and, yes, watch children. Most states have laws in place for day care centers and schools that prohibit a person from being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs when caring for children. In addition to the laws being in place, it is just common sense. Outside of the day care and school settings, some parents, caregivers, and adults often times drink excessively around children which also puts children at risk. It is just best to avoid alcohol and drugs during or near the time that a person is responsible for the supervision of a child.