- News from the NC Resource Center
- Supporting the Health of Infants and Toddlers in Child Care
- The Opioid Crisis and Young Children
- Bouncing, Bouncing Balls
- Early Intervention
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Check out the June News from the NC Farm to Preschool Network (NCF2PSN). The purpose of the Network is to connect, educate, develop, and share resources between community and state partners, farmers, early childhood educators, and families to spark the local foods movement in early childhood education environments. June news includes:
A recent brief by Healthy Eating Research, a national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, states that NAPSACC (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care) has the “best evidence for impact” on obesity prevention in young children.
Developed by the Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, NAPSACC is an evidence-based program with a proven track record of reducing childhood obesity risk. It guides child care providers through a five-step process to help them create environments that foster healthy eating and physical activity.
Check out May’s updates on the latest content, events, and more from the Center on the Developing Child! Included are:
Learn more, read the Center’s May News!
Check out the May News from the NC Farm to Preschool Network (NCF2PSN). The purpose of the Network is to connect, educate, develop, and share resources between community and state partners, farmers, early childhood educators, and families to spark the local foods movement in early childhood education environments. May news includes:
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.
Several important milestones in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases among infants worldwide worldwide have already been reached:
It’s easy to think of these as diseases of the past. However, the truth is they still exist. Children in the United States can—and do—still get some of these diseases.
One example of the seriousness of vaccine preventable diseases is an increase in measles cases and outbreaks that were reported in 2014. The United States experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC’s NCIRD. This was the greatest number of cases in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in 2000.
Learn more about vaccination from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)!
Every child deserves to grow up safe and loved!
Join Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month during April!
The future success of our state relies on the healthy growth and development of all children. When we work together to ensure their healthy development, the next generation pays it back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship.
With the support of engaged communities making connections that matter, all children can thrive and have the opportunity to grow into contributing, caring, and healthy adults. Resources from PCANC include:
Information from the Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania ECELS Program
National Poison Prevention Week is a chance to highlight the dangers of poisonings. Substances most commonly involved in poisonings of children are cosmetics, personal care products, cleaning products, and medications. Fifty percent (50%) of all exposures involve children younger than age 6!
To avoid poisonings when caring for children:
When accidents happen with chemicals, medicine, or household items, call Poison Help 1-800-222-1222.
Post the number by the telephone where it is visible for early care and education staff. Program the poison control center number into cell phones so you have the number when you need it. Get help right away from a local poison expert. If someone is unconscious or has trouble breathing, call 911.
When you call 1-800-222-1222, you will reach specially trained poison experts at a poison center that serves your area. They provide free, confidential help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Interpretation services are available in 161 languages.
For safety tips to keep children safe from poisons see Child Tips.
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An Eco-Healthy Child Care® endorsed provider creates and maintains an early childhood learning environment that is healthy and safe by reducing children’s exposure to toxic chemicals. These changes immediately benefit the health and well-being of the children in care. Learn more about how to apply online to become an Eco-Healthy Child Care® endorsed provider.
Start creating a healthier early care and education (ECE) environment today!