Health Professional

On this website, the term "Health Professional" designates all those in the health-related disciplines with expertise related to improving the quality of early education and before and after school child care.

For example, this term broadly applies to primary and specialty providers of health care for children, parents and staff members; oral health professionals, nutrition professionals, developmental-behavioral health professionals, environmental health professionals, sanitarians, and injury prevention-safety-emergency preparedness experts. 

News

  • Professional Development Fee Change Effective January 1, 2017
    ECELS offers professional development through modules and recorded webinars on a fee-for-service basis.   Effective January 1, 2017, the co-pay review fee is reduced to $15.00 per person/per topic. 
  • Register for Fall 2017 Child Care Health Advocate Course
    Register for the Fall 2016 online Child Care Health Advocate Course at Northampton Community College. Directors, lead teachers and others in the early education field learn to assess, identify, and prioritize health and safety needs of children and staff, and to collaborate with a nurse or physician child care health consultant. The course provides 15 health and safety modules and…
  • Sign-up for E-Mail Alerts
    Sign-up on this website to receive E-Mail Alerts from ECELS about news or key new postings on this website. Please click on the orange button on the home page to access this function. In addition, child care health consultants have an opportunity to request access to a password-protected site where ECELS is posting lesson plans for qualified instructors. To access…