Fact Sheets

Did you know common methods of warming formula can cause injury from scalds and burns?  Protect children and staff by following the tips in this fact sheet.  2/2016

Steps to prevent injury in child care facilities. The approach is useful for all types of facilities, but will be especially helpful to providers who want to meet the PA STARS standards.In this article, you will find active links to checklists that staff, parents and older children can use to hunt for and correct hazards and risky practices.

Low income children enrolled more than 30 years ago in a high quality early care and education program grew up to be healthier and better-achieving as adults.

This one page fact sheet gives general information about managing poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac in young children for parents and caregivers. Reviewed and reaffirmed 4-2019.

The PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new report explaining how high quality pre-K programs prepare children for school success and contribute to good health in childhood and into adulthood.  High quality pre-K programs can also buffer the effects of long-lasting, frequent stress, referred to as "toxic stress."  Toxic stress can lead to behavioral and cognitive issues that impact a child's health and school success.  See the full report for details.  Reviewed and reaffirmed 4-2019

This brief from Docs for Tots reviews the evidence of the cost-benefits of integrating health promotion with early learning in early care and education programs.
Reviewed and reaffirmed 4-2019 

This fact sheet provides general information about repetitive behaviors (e.g. Tics) for parents and caregivers of children in early education and care programs. It describes how to define the behaviors and develop strategies to decrease the frequency of their occurrence. Updated 6/2018

Families, staff members and health professionals can help control infectious diseases among children and adults involved in group care settings. Each has a role. The three roles described in these fact sheets overlap. Families, staff members and health professionals benefit from ongoing coordination and collaboration with one another. Sharing these fact sheets may help those whose role is defined in them identify ways to contribute to reducing illness. Revised 4-2019

See Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools, 2nd Edition available from the bookstore of the American Academy of Pediatrics at https://shop.aap.org or search www.healthychildren.org for more information. In PA, please send your health and safety request with your name and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools, 2nd Edition available from the bookstore of the American Academy of Pediatrics at https://shop.aap.org/ or search www.healthychildren.org for more information. In PA, please send your health and safety request with your name and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.