• Food Allergy 
  • Classroom Pets and Animal Experiences 
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac 
  • Choosing and Using Pest Management Professionals 
  • Tip for Oral Health in Child Care 
  • The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition 
  • Children with Special Needs Module-Online 
  • Motion Moments - 3 Videos 
  • Sun Protection is Essential

 

  • Eyes Must See Well 
  • Safe Sunscreen 
  • Domestic Violence Hurts Children 
  • The Daily Health Check 
  • Screen Time 
  • Exercise in Child Care — A Research Report 
  • Physical Activity in Afterschool Child Care 
  • Transitions 
  • Shaving Cream as an Art Material 
  • Recipes Kids Can Make 
  • Food Allergy Action Plan 
  • Food Thermometers
  • Summer Safety Tips
  • Child Health Insurance Program
  • Mouth Injuries
  • Quitting Smoking
  • Latex vs. Vinyl Gloves

 

Early educators have a vital role in the lives of children. What teachers/caregivers do can directly impact each child’s health and wellbeing. Teachers need the knowledge, skills and tools to meet this awesome responsibility! ECELS recently revised three self-learning modules so they are now updated and easy-to-use in online or print formats:

Each module meets STAR Level 2 Performance Standards for Health and Safety and provides 2 hours of professional development credit. See the brief overview of each module below, click on the active link above or go to the ECELS website at www.ecels-healthychildcarepa.org Select the Professional Development/Training tab at the top of the page, then Self-Learning Modules. Find the one you want to use in the alphabetical listing of the more than 30 Self-Learning Modules that ECELS offers.

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Many organizations offer suggestions for how to help those who are direct victims or hear about victims of disasters including episodes of interpersonal violence.  See the websites of the American Academy of PediatricsNAEYC and the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence, located at the Yale Child Study Center. 12/3/2012

  • Planning for Emergencies 
  • Nosebleed Control 
  • Infectious Disease Fact Sheets 
  • Asthma Update 
  • Transportation: Booster Seats, Head Start Regulations 
  • Exercise Makes You Feel Terrific 
  • Reducing Overweight Kids 
  • Websites About Sleep, Stress 
  • Infant Feeding News      

 

  • Stop Fever Phobia 
  • Be Active in All Seasons 
  • Asthma 
  • Consent for Emergency or Urgent Medical Care 
  • Sanitizers and Disinfectants 
  • Free Updated Hand Washing Posters in English and Spanish 
  • A Medical Home Benefits All Children 
  • Kids and Fiber - a video 
  • Videos: The Value of Early Childhood Experiences 
  • Promoting Oral Health 
  • ECELS - 23 Years of Service