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 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.

 

On June 20, 2012, ECELS presented an audio conference about the use of care plans, electronic medical records and tools to meet the needs of children with special needs.  The audioconference featured a co-editor of the American Academy of Pediatric's manual, Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools, Dr. Elaine Donoghue and Beth DelConte, ECELS Pediatric Advisor.  A child care health consultant from the south east region shared examples of inclusion and use of care plans.  To listen to the recording of the audio conference and receive state-authorized training credit, contact ECELS for the mp3 file and instructions for completing and submitting the registration and evaluation forms.  Open the attachments for handouts provided by Dr. Donoghue, Dr. DelConte and Laurie Grant for this audio conference.   For questions, contact ECELS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call  800-24-ECELS. 6/2012.

ECELS-Healthy Child Care PA has prepared a Care Plan form to gather key information to provide care for children with special health needs.The majority of early learning practitioners enroll children with special health needs. The most common chronic medical conditions among children are allergy and asthma. Practitioners need to know the specific details about each enrolled child with a medical or other special condition. The form collects the essential information. It includes how to care for a child's daily needs and to handle an emergency. Early learning practitioners should arrange for parents and health professionals to complete the form when the child is first considered for enrollment and anytime a new medical condition develops. Download the Care Plan form and an explanation of each item on the form. Reviewed and updated 6/2013

The majority of early learning programs serve some children with special health needs. These are children with a special medical, behavioral, or developmental condition. They are children who require care that differs in some way from that of typically developing children. For example, children need individual care plans if they have asthma, a severe allergic reaction to a food, seizures or diabetes. Children who have challenging behavior require care plans too.


ECELS has developed many tools to help programs set up a care plan for a child with any type of special need. The ECELS website has forms, a checklist and a process guide to download and use to make effective care plans.

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.

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