Winter 2015 Health Link Online

HealthLink Online

Uniting Children, Parents, Caregivers, and Health Professionals

Anne Dodds: South Central Pennsylvania Regional Key Child Care Health Consultant

Anne Dodds: South Central Pennsylvania Regional Key Child Care Health Consultant

Anne became a child care health consultant for the South Central Regional Key (SCRK) in June 2008. In this role, she provides health and safety education and technical assistance to early care and education programs that participate in Keystone STARS.  Anne has been a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 38 years. For 15 years, she and her husband owned and operated an early learning program in Lancaster County.  These experiences facilitate her work as a child care health consultant.

Anne is always ready to answer questions and offer support. She collaborates with ECELS. ECELS keeps her informed about the current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She encourages early educators to use the resources on the ECELS website. These include Health Link Online newsletter, professional development opportunities, fact sheets, checklists, website links to reliable resources and more.

Anne is certified as a PQAS Specialty Discipline Instructor. She is certified to teach the American Heart Association’s Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course. She serves on the Advisory Group for the Penn State Hershey initiative – Know When to Say No to Antibiotics and (How to Use) Sick-Child Exclusion Policy. In addition, she represents the SCRK on the PA Key Child Care Consultants’ Wellness Committee.

Anne teaches health and safety workshops. She presented at the 2013 Pennsylvania Early Childhood Education Summit. She has taught health and safety topics to Child Development Associate (CDA) students too.  Anne has contributed to the ECELS Health Link Online newsletter.  Nationally, she served as a reviewer for the participant handbook for the pediatric first aid course of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This book is the 2nd Edition of Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTs).  

Her devotion to improving the quality of services for children, their families and adults in early care and education settings is evident. She is dedicated to her work and loves what she does!