Category Archives: Health and Safety

Teaching healthy habits to young children: A joint effort

Children learn healthy habits early and they pick them up by seeing adults in their lives model healthy behavior and by being encouraged to do it themselves. So who are they picking these habits up from? Those they spend the … Continue reading

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Practical tips for 4 common winter illnesses

As a caregiver of children you probably see your fair share of illness, especially in the winter months. Children are stuck indoors, spending their time close together, and, of course, they love to share everything, including germs! The first step … Continue reading

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Summer skin safety tips

Summer is nearly here and that means more sunshine and playing outdoors. That also means we must be even more aware of protecting the delicate skin of the little ones around us. So here are a few fun cartoons to … Continue reading

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Emergency Medical Services for Children tips and resources

Children are not little adults and this is especially true when it comes to treating them in emergency medical situations. That is why EMSC (Emergency Medical Services for Children) has been working with medical facilities at the local, state, and … Continue reading

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April is National #StressAwareness Month

We all experience stress in our everyday lives and children are no exception. April is National Stress Awareness Month and while you are checking in on your own mental health be sure to check in on the little ones in … Continue reading

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Five Hands-On Activities to Help Children Learn Health and Wellness Concepts

Teaching children about topics related to their physical and emotional health is an important task, one that builds the foundation for habits that contribute to lifelong wellness. If you’re looking for developmentally appropriate ways to introduce and teach preschoolers and … Continue reading

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Going Green in Your Early Childhood Setting

Everyone is talking about going green, and now is the time to take action. In his research-based self-assessment, Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings, author Phil Boise provides 64 guidelines to help you evaluate practices or conditions that … Continue reading

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