Category: Health and Safety

Health Resource Spotlight: Getting Fluoride for Your Child

Spotlight on Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles: Getting Fluoride for Your Child The Problem Some families avoid serving their children tap water because they question whether fluoridated water is safe to drink. One Solution Consumer education about oral health has been posted on The Early Childhood Health and Wellness portal of the Early Childhood Learning… Read more »

Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young Toddlers: A Responsive Parenting Approach

Helping children develop good eating habits starts at infancy. New feeding guidelines have been released that can help caregivers know what and how best to feed infants and toddlers. These guidelines help make sure that children are getting enough, but not too much of the right foods, so we can reduce their risk of developing… Read more »

CCAoA Celebrates American Heart and Black History Months

Heart disease and strokes are the #1 killers of women in the United States Roughly every minute, another woman dies, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Although heart disease affects women of all races and ethnicities, rates are especially high for African-American women. Here’s a little story to inspire you: Wear Red On February… Read more »

Provider Health Spotlight on Yolanda Gilbert

Spotlight Yolanda Gilbert, Dolores’ House for Little People, Sheboygan, WI The Problem Too many of our children grow up on a steady diet of fast food and inactivity. The Solution Model exercise and good-for-you foods. How She Did It Yolanda Gilbert was in a thrift store when she spotted a miniature version of a popular… Read more »

Health Resource Spotlight: Nutrition Education

Spotlight Nutrition Education: Resources on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) website. The Problem If families or child care staff lack knowledge about good nutrition, it can affect the overall health of the children they care for. Some Solutions The Early Childhood Health and Wellness portal on ECLKC has an entire web page… Read more »

Helping Children Deal with Stress

2016 was in many ways, a year of big changes; 2017 will bring a lot of change too. As adults, we have developed ways to cope with stress and change—some of them healthy, like talking to friends, taking walks or runs, reading, playing or watching sports or deep breathing and meditation.  We see these all… Read more »

Take Action Against an Undetectable Gas: It’s National Radon Action Month

This month we are acknowledging National Radon Action Month. We encourage you to test your home and workplace for radon. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released in rock, soil, and water from the natural decay of uranium. You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level… Read more »

Health Resource Spotlight: Reducing Stress

Spotlight Take Care of Yourself: Reduce Your Stress The Problem High levels of parental stress can cause health problems, make parenting more difficult, and contribute to stress and challenging behaviors in children. One Solution Take Care of Yourself: Reduce Your Stress is a four-page brochure that you can provide to parents to help them keep… Read more »

Provider Health Spotlight on Alexis Hood

Spotlight Alexis Hood, Sunnyside Learning Center, Raymond, WA The Problem Children are our future, and society can’t afford to let them grow up physically inactive. The Solution Dancing, and lots of it! How She Did It Alexis is a role model when it comes to fitness, logging between 15,000 and 18,000 steps per day. She… Read more »

Holiday Toy Safety – Making Smart Choices While Allowing Children to Still Have Fun

The holiday season often brings an abundance of excitement for young children who anticipate receiving new toys and games. The gift givers’ tasks aren’t accomplished by simply finding and buying the wish list items—attention also needs to also be paid on ensuring that gifts are age appropriate and pose no safety hazards. Did you know?… Read more »

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