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

  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month
    Immunization is a key component of early childhood development and health. Remember – early childhood and school readiness begin with good health! It is important for early childhood education staff to make immunization a priority. Foster an environment of health with:• Immunization tracking• Staff education and adult vaccination as needed • Parent educationEarly childhood education (ECE) programs are prone to…
  • STARS Standard L.M.2.5 Supporting Children with Special Needs
    Did you know…ECELS has valuable tools to help you meet the new STARS Standard LM.2.5 Program uses Caring for Our Children to establish policies and practices regarding care plans for children with special needs, asthma, medical needs, food allergies, and medication administration.  1. Use Model Child Care Health Policies, 5th Ed. form-field version to adapt a policy for your program. …
  • Register for Fall 2018 Child Care Health Advocate Course
    Register for the Fall 2018 online Child Care Health Advocate Course at Northampton Community College (NCC).The course runs from August 20, 2018 through December 15 2018. 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…
  • 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…