Child care providers have a responsibility to advise their paid and volunteer female staff members about occupational health risks. One of these risks is the likely exposure to infections that can damage a fetus if the worker becomes pregnant. These infections include rubella, measles, mumps, chicken pox, hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes, parvovirus and HIV.
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.
The approaches you use are likely to differ for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children. You may have a routine transition or a collection of different approaches you use.
This fact sheet describes Universal, Standard and Transmission-based Precautions as they apply to the child care setting. It includes information for caregivers should they have an exposure to blood or inadvertently feed an infant the milk of another child's mother. Updated 11/2012
Common myths and scientific evidence about currently recommended vaccines are discussed on the website of the Vaccine Education Center of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Vaccine Education Center is funded by civic-minded donors, not pharmaceutical companies. View the facts about vaccines. Download information sheets for staff and parents, including one about common vaccine myths. 12/4/2012
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. 6/25/2010