Model Child Care Health Policies: Using Policies to Improve Quality

In partnership with the national American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Child Care America program, ECELS presented a webinar with a simultaneous audio conference, “Using Model Child Care Health Policies to Improve Quality” on February 12, 2014. This event was for early education and child care teachers/caregivers, health professionals, child care health consultants, child care health advocates, technical assistance consultants & child care agency/organization staff members.  Handouts are posted below to download. They include the PowerPoint slides, the evaluation form to submit for CME/CEU, PA Key and Act 48 credit,  a cross-walk of the Model Child Care Health Policies, 5th edition with the high priority national health and safety standards in Stepping Stones 3rd edition, and a list of Environmental Rating Scale items with health and safety content. The recording of this audio conference and webinar is with the archived webinars on the Healthy Child Care America website.

The objectives of the webinar-audio conference were that participants would be able to:

  • Describe the intended use of Model Child Care Health Policies
  • Correlate Model Child Care Health Policies with Caring for Our Children, 3rd ed. national health and safety standards for early care and education
  • Use Model Child Care Health Policies to help educators write or revise their written policies to be consistent with the online, updated version of Caring for Our Children, 3rd ed. national health and safety standards.

 CME/CEUs were available for all participants in the live event who completed the evaluation for this audioconference. PA Keys professional development and Act 48 credit were available to Pennsylvania participants in the live event who completed the evaluation.

Presenters included: Susan S. Aronson, MD, FAAP - ECELS Pediatric Advisor and PA AAP Chapter Child Care Contact, Timothy Shope, MD, FAAP - Associate Professor, General Academic Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, and as Moderator: Danette Glassy, MD, FAAP, Co-Chair AAP Council on Early Childhood.