Org-Agen-Staff

State and National Organization and Agency Staff
(Org & Agen Staff)

This section has documents likely to be of interest to policy makers and organizations involved in improving the quality of services provided to families and children in group child care settings. These settings include child care centers, nursery schools, early development programs, Head Start and Early Head Start, and home-based child care provided by non-parental teachers/caregivers.

News

  • AAP Periodicity Schedule Recommends Depression Screening at Well-Child Visits
    AAP Periodicity Schedule Recommends Depression Screening at Well-Child Visits The American Academy of Pediatrics released its 2022 Bright Futures/AAP recommendations for preventive pediatric health care. It is also known as the Periodicity Schedule - the schedule of screenings and assessments recommended at each well-child visit from infancy through adolescence. The schedule now includes recommendations to screen for depression and suicide risk,…
  • 2022 Keystone STARS Performance Standards Update
    The 2022 Keystone STARS Standards take effect on July 1, 2022. See the Keystone STARS Manual and 2022 Keystone STARS Performance Standards for more information. Other resource documents such as: Resources to Support Achievement of Keystone STARS Performance Standards Establishing an Injury/Illness Monitoring Tracking System [Updated 04/21/2022] Crosswalk of 2022 Keystone STARS Performance Standards to Previous Version can be found here.…
  • STARS Standard LM 2.5 Supporting Children with Special Needs
    Did you know…ECELS has valuable tools to help you meet the new STARS Standard LM 2.5 Program uses Caring for Our Children to establish policies and practices regarding care plans for children with special medical needs as well as medication administration. 1. Use Model Child Care Health Policies, 5th Ed. form-field version to adapt a policy for your program. See Section…
  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month!
    August is National Immunization Awareness Month!  Immunization is a key component of early childhood development and health. Remember – early childhood and school readiness begin with good health! It is important for early childhood education staff to make immunization a priority. Foster an environment of health with: Immunization tracking Staff education and adult vaccination as needed Parent education Early childhood…
  • Heat Kills Children in Vehicles
    Children die in hot vehicles every year. Heatstroke begins when the core body temperature reaches about 104 degrees and the ability to maintain or control body temperature is overwhelmed. Vehicles heat up quickly – even with a window rolled down two inches.  If the outside temperature is in the low 80°s Fahrenheit, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach deadly levels in only…