Fact Sheets

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. The recommendations were published as an article in the March 2006 issue of Health Link Online. 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. Updated 3/2/06. Reviewed and reaffirmed 11/2012.

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. Updated 2004. Reviewed and reaffirmed 11/2012

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.  6/2016

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.

This fact sheet reviews general information for parents and caregivers about reflux disorders and their management in young children. Updated 2004. Reviewed and reaffirmed 11/2012. For more detailed information about this condition, see Managing Children with Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools, 2010, available from the bookstore of the American Academy of Pediatrics at www.aap.org.

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.

This fact sheet reviews general information about seizures in children appropriate for parents and caregivers of children attending early education and care programs. Updated 2004. Reviewed and reaffirmed 11/2012. For more detailed information about this condition, see Managing Children with Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools, 2010, available from the bookstore of the American Academy of Pediatrics at www.aap.org.

 

This fact sheet provides general information about Spina Bifida appropriate for parents and caregivers of children attending early education and care programs. Updated 2004. Reviewed and reaffirmed 11/2012. For more detailed information about this condition, see Managing Children with Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools, 2010, available from the bookstore of the American Academy of Pediatrics at www.aap.org.