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

  • 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. 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 this…
  • 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. …
  • ECELS Immunization Webinar
    ECELS Webinar - Immunization Strategies for Success in Early Care and Education Programs - January 16, 2020. View the recording and submit the evaluation form for professional development credit.  Click here for details.
  • COVID -19 Information to Share with Families and Staff
    Use the following to share facts, credible information and updates from the Pennsylvania Department of Health Website.  Human coronaviruses are a family of viruses that commonly cause mild to moderate illness like the common cold.  A new human coronavirus, called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus was discovered in Wuhan City, China in December 2019.  Symptoms of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus can include:…
  • Guidance for Pennsylvania Child Care Providers Caring for Children of Essential Personnel During COVID-19
    To view OCDEL's "Guidance for Child Care Providers Caring for Children of Essential Personnel During COVID-19" 3-25-20 click here.