Screening young children’s development and behavior should be routine. Screening identifies children who need further evaluation to see if they have a problem. With early identification, children can receive services when they benefit the most from them.

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.

  • Managing Infectious Diseases 
  • Dental Check-up Resources 
  • Q&A: Cold Packs, Hearing Screens 
  • Why Not to Spank 
  • Caring for a Child with Special Needs: Diabetes, Tics  
  • Websites: USDA, Kids’ Questions, 
  • ECELS-Healthy Child Care PA 
  • Praise for WellCareTracker™  
  • Safe Scooting and Biking Tips 
  • Early Intervention 
  • Training for directors, health consultants, and early education staff 
  • SIDS-Infant Death Survival Guide
  • 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
  • Screen Time: Digital Media Literacy:; What's An ECE Practitioner to Do:
  • First Aid Corner: Bruises & Swelling
  • Active Supervision: What is Required?
  • Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children
  • Breastfeeding & Early Childhood Educators
  • Lead Poisoning - PA News
  • Benefits of Child Care Programs–New Evidence
  • Nutrition Tips from USDA
  • Laundry Safety
  • Anaphylaxis – What is it?
  • Child Abuse and Neglect , Clearance, Training and Reporting
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice - Freebies from the CDC
  • Active Play Self-Learning Module—NEW
  • Gluten Free – Disease Prevention or Fad?
  • Animal Visits
  • Transitions: Hand Washing to Eating
  • Autism Resources
  • Mold and Moisture
  • Toddlers and Preschoolers: Help parents form positive parent-child relationships
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-Are We Doing All We Can?
  • Food Preparation Techniques for Tasty & Healthful School Meals
  • Diaper Rash Prevention and Management
  • Staff Health Risk in Pregnancy

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