Category: Health and Safety

Flu Season is Still Here: Protect Yourself and the Children in Your Care

With daylight savings time here, you may think that flu season has passed; that is not necessarily the case. Although spring is near, colds and the flu can still affect all of us. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the 2016-17 flu season has been moderate and is expected to continue for several… Read more »

February 2017 Footnotes

Although Punxsutawney Phil called for six more weeks of winter earlier this month, Washington, DC seems to have other ideas. Following a series of very spring-like days, even the trees have started to bud. As we (hopefully) welcome an early spring with open arms, we are excited to share a number of exciting events and… Read more »

Free Webinar: How Child Care Programs Can Support Immunization

Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to present the following free webinar: How Child Care Programs Can Support Immunization Presented by Dr. Candice Robinson and Jenny Mullen, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. March 30, 2017 3:00 pm EASTERN, 2:00 pm CENTRAL, 1:00 pm MOUNTAIN, 12:00 pm… Read more »

Provider Health Spotlight on the Kennedy Child Study Center (KCSC)

Spotlight Kennedy Child Study Center, New York, NY The Problem The center is located in an East Harlem community with the highest obesity rate in New York City. Many KCSC families and staff have high rates of obesity and diabetes. The Solution Introduce a Healthy and Active Living Pr ogram (HALP) for children, families, and… Read more »

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. Sometimes, we cope in… Read more »

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