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

  • September is Baby Safety Month!
    This year the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing a call to action: Check your child care facility for recalled products. Download CPSC’s Recalls App at www.cpsc.gov/data or sign up to get direct recall messages on children’s products at www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/subscibe. CPSC has recalled millions of children’s products this year that need to be removed from consumer’s homes and child…
  • Safe Use of Infant Sitting Devices
    A recent study in Pediatrics, “Infant Deaths in Sitting Devices,” reviewed the safety of infant sitting devices. The study found over 300 sleep-related infant deaths from 2004-2014 happened in car seats, strollers, bouncers, swings, and other infant seats. Most sleep-related infant deaths in sitting devices occurred in car seats. Incorrect use of car seats led to most infant deaths in…
  • 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. …
  • 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…