Org-Agen-Staff

State and National Organization and Agency Staff
(Org & Agen Staff)

This section has documents likely to be of interest to policy makers and organizations involved in improving the quality of services provided to families and children in group child care settings. These settings include child care centers, nursery schools, early development programs, Head Start and Early Head Start, and home-based child care provided by non-parental teachers/caregivers.

News

  • 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…
  • 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. …
  • 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…