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Smarter Mealtimes in Child Care The Smarter Mealtimes Scorecard is a list of 20 simple, inexpensive strategies to promote healthy eating in half- or full-day programs that serve young children. These strategies are designed for childcare centers, Head Start programs, and family homecare settings. Website
Spotlight on Child Maltreatment: Building Resilience in the Face of Adversity The February 2019 issues of the Disability Services Newsletter explores practices for building resilience in children with disabilities or suspected delays who have experienced maltreatment.  Acknowledging that children with disabilities are at significant risk for maltreatment, the issue features evidence, information, and tips for early childhood professionals, including how to support both children and families.  Document
Steps for Toothbrushing at the Table: Growing Healthy Smiles in Early Care and Education Programs Encouraging tooth brushing in Head Start and child care programs helps promote oral health and teaches children a lifelong habit. Use this video to train staff to begin a daily toothbrushing program in Head Start and child care programs. Website
Strategies for Working with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 15 practical strategies to support the success of children with autism spectrum disorder in early care and school age care and education programs. Document
Strategies to Support Young Children after an Emergency      For early care and education professionals, one of the tasks of recovery is the identification of how to best support children and their families to return to daily routines and regain some sense of normalcy.   Info Module
Study Proves That Cuddling Babies Early (and Often) Has Huge Benefits Check out this article to learn more about how early skin-to-skin contact can support improved neurodevelopment, higher IQ, and lower rates of aggression.  Document
Supporting Children Following an Emergency Event Recovery following an emergency event is an ongoing process that includes supporting the mental, physical and emotional health of children and their families. This tip sheet highlights some practical strategies for early care and education professionals. Tipsheet
Supporting Children with Medication Administration Needs It is essential caregivers and teachers DO NOT take a casual approach when administering medication to children in their care. Using a formal process when administering medication will minimize medication-related injuries and decrease liability risk factors to the caregivers and teachers. Tipsheet
Supporting Children with Type 1 Diabetes Child care programs cannot refuse providing care to a child because he or she has diabetes. The following information will help you in setting up support care in the event you have a child with Type 1 Diabetes in your care. Tipsheet
Supporting Medically Fragile Children and Their Families This article from NAEYC explains that, "including in your program children who have experienced extensive medical procedures may seem daunting. Keep in mind that they are still children and can benefit from using play and art to express their ideas and needs, just like children who have not had major medical experiences. Working closely with a care team that includes parents (or guardians) and a child life specialist can enhance the child’s physical and mental health across settings." Website