Our guest Sarah Hawley of Minnesota Child Care Health Consultants is back again for another episode to support healthy child care settings. Priscilla Weigel and Sarah discuss the common illnesses that require exclusion from child care settings and why. Policies and communication with families and staff are also discussed as well as illness that does not require exclusion.(Length: 23:34)
Join us for this special episode of Inclusion Matters as we talk with Margaret Mahowld, Director of Calvary Child Care. She shares her path to hope in the staffing crisis detailing her step by step plan to keep her child care setting open and able to continue to support families.(Length: 18:10)
Public Health Nurse Sarah Hawley, from Minnesota Child Care Health Consultants talks with us about ways to keep the whole team healthy in a child care setting. Staff health directly effects the health of children and their families. Sarah talks with us about ways we can build a healthy lifestyle and also keep germs at bay in the workplace and keep those germs from spreading to families.(Length: 25:58)
Inclusion Matters hosts a conversation with Faith Kidder, a Child Health Consultant from the Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Team at the Minnesota Department of Health. Faith leads us through a discussion about the importance of early screening for young children and the ways that Minnesota supports this process through many resources like Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT), a federal program to ensure the children who are eligible for Medical assistance receive appropriate timely preventive well child health care.(Length: 21:30)
Our guest, Sarah Hawley, RN, BSN, PHN, shares the most recent updates to the precautions and expectations that child care settings need in place related to the current Covid status. This episode covers an overview of the CDC’s CURRENT Operational Guidance to Support In-person Learning.
Our guest Michele Kvikstad, Program Coordinator for Follow Along in Minnesota joins us to share about this wonderful free program for families. Michele highlights the way the Follow Along Program helps support caregivers of infants and young children to track their child's development and let you know if your child is playing, talking, growing, moving, and behaving like other children the same age. Listen and learn more about this great free resource for families. https://www.health.state.mn.us/mnfap