Fact Sheets

The attached document provides helpful tips to support the child, parents and early care and education staff when there is child abuse and neglect. For more information and professional development about child abuse and neglect (child maltreatment,) see the online ECELS Child Abuse and Neglect Self-Learning Module. 5/2012

This fact sheet gives general information with illustrations about tube feeding for children attending early education and care programs. The information is appropriate for parents and caregivers. 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 describes Universal, Standard and Transmission-based Precautions as they apply to the child care setting.  It includes information for caregivers about exposure to blood.  Revised 4/2017

Common myths about vaccines are discussed on the website of the Vaccine Education Center of the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. The VaccineEducation Center is funded by civic-minded donors, not pharmaceutical companies. To view this and the many other excellent resources on the website of  the Vaccine Education Center, click here or put the url in your browser http://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center.  11/2017

Early care and education staff members must check children's immunization records to be sure that the children are up-to-date and protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. This task requires looking at the record and understanding the abbreviations for the required vaccines. Vaccine products for children may contain single vaccines (protection against a single disease, e.g. Hepatitis b) or multiple vaccines (protection against multiple diseases, e.g. MMR for measles, mumps, rubella). These multiple vaccines are often called "combo or combination vaccines". Different vaccine manufacturers may produce either single or combo vaccines. Click here for the CDC website or put http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/vaccines-list.htm in your browser to view the names and components as well as learn more about vaccines in current use. Reviewed and reaffirmed 11/2017

Post and distribute this flyer that explains why all child care providers and other adults who have contact with young children should get Tdap and annual influenza vaccine. Tdap vaccine is recommended for all adults, those who care for young children need the vaccine to protect themselves and the children in their care. Also see the Health Capsule about whooping cough (pertussis) for more information and Internet links. 11/3/2010