Webinars

ECELS recorded webinars are a convenient way to learn about best practice in health and safety.  View the 1.5 hour presentations and use the handouts for reference.  To claim PA Key and Act 48 credit for participating in these webinars, download and complete the evaluation form for the webinar and then submit it to ECELS.  You may return the evaluation form electronically by scanning and sending by email or send by fax or mail.  The fee for recorded webinars is $15.00 per person/per topic.  Use the Self-learning module Order Form Button (in the Professional Development section) to submit payment electronically via Pay Pal or send a check payable to PA AAP.  (Updated 5/2018).

Do infants and toddlers really need to be active? Are you following recommended feeding practices for infants and toddlers? On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 ECELS presented a webinar to learn about the Baby NAPSACC (Nutrition And Physical Activity Self Assessment For Child Care) study underway in North Carolina and Caring for Our Children recommendations for infant and toddler care related to feeding, nutrition and physical activity.   Presenters for this webinar include:

• Beth A. DelConte, MD, FAAP - ECELS Pediatric Advisor
• Sara Benjamin Neelon, PhD, MPH, RD, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center & Duke Global Health Institute
• Susan S. Aronson, MD, FAAP ECEL Founder and Pediatric Advisor - Moderator

This webinar is designed for Caregivers/Teachers serving infants, Health professionals, Child Care Health Consultants, Child Care Health Advocates, Supervisory Staff, Infant Toddler Specialists, STARS TA Consultants, Head Start Health Coordinators and MIECHV home visitors. Participants will receive 1.5 hours of professional development credit for participating and completing an evaluation. PA Key and Act 48 credit are available for the recorded webinar.  To listen to the recording, click here.

Do you know how infectious diseases spread? When is exclusion due to illness appropriate? Learn more about your role in prevention of the spread of infectious diseases in early care and education environments from infectious disease expert Dr. Susan Coffin, MD, MPH, Clinical Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. This webinar was presented on February 9, 2016.

This webinar is designed for child care program directors, family child care providers, health professionals, child care health consultants, child care health advocates, supervisory staff, Regional Key staff, instructors and MIECHV home visitors.
Participants will receive 1.5 hours of professional development credit for viewing the webinar and submitting an evaluation. PA Key and Act 48 professional development credit is available for the recorded version.  To view the recording, click here

As a result of participation in this activity, participants will be able to:
• Identify ways infectious diseases are spread
• Describe steps to reduce the risk of infectious diseases
• List the steps to perform a daily health check
• Identify criteria and rationale for exclusion due to illness

The Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) and ECELS presented a webinar in June  2015 using the American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Futures Medication Administration training. In child care, medication can be administered by child care providers to maintain the health of the child, prevent illness, or relieve symptoms. Doing this allows a child who is not acutely ill to attend out-of-home child care. To administer medication, child care providers must comply with laws, regulations, and best practice. This session is designed to educate child care providers who give children medication, but are not licensed health care professionals.
(ECERS-ITERS: Personal Care Routines, Parents and Staff. Meets STAR Level 2 Performance Standard for Health and Safety.)
CKC Code: K7.1 C1, K7.5 C1, K7.5 C2, K7.6 C1

Presenters:
• Susan S. Aronson, MD, FAAP - ECELS Founder and Pediatric Advisor
• Rosemarie Halt, RPh, MPH, BS ECELS Child Care Health Consultant
Objectives — At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Meet the caregiver training requirements from Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards,3rd ED.
2. Identify different types of medication, why medication is given, and how it is given.
3. Improve medication storage, preparation, administration, and documentation procedures.
4. Recognize and respond to adverse reactions to medication.
5. Develop and implement policies for medication administration.

Participants will receive 3.0 hours of professional development credit for participating in both sessions and completing an evaluation. PA Key and Act 48 credit is available.  Click here to listen to the Part One webinar recording.

Part Two of the Medication Administration webinar presented in June 2015.  To listen to the webinar recording, click here Handouts and evaluation are posted below.  To claim professional development credit for this webinar, download, complete and submit the evaluation form. 

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 that Pennsylvania users may submit for 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 webinar is with the archived webinars on the Healthy Child Care America website.

This national webinar is for health professionals, child care health consultants, child care health advocates and agency staff involved in improving health and safety in early education and child care settings.

On Thursday, June 12, 2014 ECELS presented a webinar to learn about new tools for obesity prevention.

This recorded webinar is for child care program directors, family child care providers, child care health consultants, child care health advocates, STARS TA Consultants, health, safety and nutrition instructors and Head Start Health Coordinators. It is intended to highlight the current childhood obesity problem and compare helpful obesity prevention tools that child care providers can use.  These tools include Model Child Care Health Policies and the Moving and Munching Self-Learning Module from ECELS, and the PA Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (PA NAP SACC).  Listen to the recording by clicking here. Participants will receive 1.5 hours of professional development credit for participating and completing an evaluation. PA Key and Act 48 credit are available for this recorded webinar.

Why is oral health important for early learning? Learn why and how to promote oral health by viewing this recording of a webinar presented on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 by  Eve Kimball, MD, Pediatric Advisor to the PA AAP’s Healthy Teeth Healthy Children Program and Amy Requa, MSN, CRNP, State Oral Health Coordinator, PA Head Start Association.

This professional development session is designed for child care program directors, family child care providers, Head Start staff, child care health consultants, child care health advocates, Regional Key staff, instructors and home visitors.
Participants will receive 1.5 hours of professional development credit for participating and submitting an evaluation. PA Key,  Act 48 credit are available for the recorded webinar.  To view the recorded webinar, click here.

Participants will learn how to:
1. Describe the importance of oral health to overall health and well-being.
2. Identify preventive practices and programs in their communities that will benefit children’s oral health.
3. Explain the 5 key oral health messages to use in your program.