Category: Health and Safety

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Kansas Begins Two-Year Project to Focus on Emergency Preparedness for Child Care

Arlington, Va. – Child Care Aware® of Kansas was recently awarded the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies as Resilience Hubs grant. Grant funding from Child Care Aware® of America will support a new two-year project designed to strengthen emergency preparedness efforts for children, parents, and child care providers and also enhance coordination with first… Read more »

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September is Obesity Prevention Month

All children should have the opportunity to grow up healthy. In the United States, many adults and children us spend a lot more time than we should sitting, watching screens. And even though we know better, children and adults don’t always eat as many vegetables and fruits or lean meats as we should. There are… Read more »

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Health Resource Spotlight: Practice-Based Coaching

Spotlight Practice-Based Coaching The Problem Professional development often helps early childhood educators learn about effective teaching practices—but doesn’t help them implement those practices in the classroom. For health and safety issues, this can result in injury and illness for children and staff. One Solution The Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC) has a seven-minute… Read more »

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Provider Health Spotlight on Tammy Kasier

Spotlight Tammy Kaiser, Director of Temple Beit Ha Yam Early Childhood Learning Center, Stuart, Florida The Problem Some children were experiencing behavior problems in the classroom. Tammy didn’t feel it was serious enough to warrant action—until she had a conversation with a congregant about the stress-reducing benefits of yoga. The Solution School-wide yoga for teachers… Read more »

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World Environmental Health Day: Building Awareness around Tobacco Control

The International Federation of Environmental Health has declared September 26, 2016 World Environmental Health Day, with this year’s theme focused on tobacco control. Child Care Aware® of America and our partners, including the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), are focusing specifically on the negative health effects of second- and third-hand smoke to both individuals and… Read more »

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Tulsa’s Child Care Resource Center Awarded Emergency Preparedness Grant

Tulsa, Oklahoma – September is National Preparedness Month, and Child Care Resource Center is celebrating by kicking off a new two-year emergency preparedness project. Tulsa-based Child Care Resource Center, a program of the Community Service Council (a United Way partner agency), was recently awarded the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies as Resilience Hubs grant…. Read more »

Kansas City, Mo. -- Science City Educator Heather Edvenson, gives Anna Thompson of Leavenworth, Kan., a book, as a prize for participating in their Shakeout earthquake drill at Science City (inside Union Station), Sat., Aug. 22, 2015. The drill was part of an America's PrepareAthon event. FEMA photo Amanda Bicknell

September is National Preparedness Month

Wildfires in the West Heavy Rain and Flooding in Louisiana and bordering states Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes across the Midwest Tropical Storms and Hurricanes moving towards Hawaii and the Gulf Coast All of these extreme weather situations have occurred over the past few weeks and serve as an important reminder that emergency preparedness is critical… Read more »

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D-SNAP: Preparing for Disaster

Access to food is a critical part of disaster response and recovery. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is part of the national response network and provides Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits to those with low to moderate incomes (who typically do not qualify for food assistance support) based on disaster-related expenses… Read more »

Recovering From Floods

Flooding is one of the leading causes of severe weather related deaths. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, floods kill more people each year than tornadoes, hurricanes or lightning. Flooding causes an average of $5 billion a year in damage, making it the most costly severe weather event. To recover from flooding events, follow… Read more »

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State Plans for Healthy Child Care, Healthy Communities Participants

The state plans for Healthy Child Care, Health Communities participants have been reviewed! In an effort to support states in advocacy around their Child Care and Development Fund plans, Child Care Aware® of America summarized the state plans’ health content for Alabama, Colorado, Indiana, Missouri, New York State, and North Carolina. CCDF state plans have… Read more »

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