October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month - click here for more information.
Oral health in early childhood is a must! For more information and to watch "A Tooth Brushing Program for Children," click here.
Three new Online Courses are available on the TAPP registry for child care providers: "Medication Administration" for 2 hours of TAPP credit "Preventing and Managing Infectious Diseases in Early Education and Child Care" for 3 hours of TAPP credit "Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Arkansas Mandated Reporters" for 2 hours of TAPP credit
Click here for the Signs of Communication Disorders Poster.
Managing Challenging Behaviors Action Plan and Support Resources in Arkansas
Now available! The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) is pleased to announce the release of Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Early Care and Education (I/T). Click here for a free, downloadable copy of this new 2014 edition.
For the link to the latest edition of Model Child Care Health Policies published in October 2013 - Click here to download a copy.
What is the Period of PURPLE Crying? Help for parents and child care providers to understand this time in a baby's life - Click here.
Spotting Autism in the Early Child Care Settings (SPAECS) Web Based Training is here!!!!! Click here for details.
Click on the following links to see the immunization requirements including flu for the following groups.
Immunizations for Babies from Birth to Age 2
Immunizations for Children, Pre-teens, and Teens
Immunizations for Adults
Protect Your Baby from Serious Diseases
Dog bite prevention
What you should know about Dog Bite Prevention
What you should know about safe sleep for infants
More information about safe sleep for infants
Free course for early education and child care providers - "Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Early Education & Child Care"
Question of the Month
October 2014 - What is Enterovirus D68?
For the Enterovirus Poster click here.
September 2014 - Should children or care providers with herpes simplex be excluded from child care?
August 2014 - What is the “recipe” for using a bleach solution
for sanitizing and disinfecting?
July 2014 - Keeping Children Hydrated - What do we need to know?
June 2014 - Pertussis – What are the treatment, immunization, and exclusion guidelines?
May 2014 - How do I read labels and ensure the food product is free of allergy-causing ingredients like milk, nuts, soy, fish, etc.?