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  1. 1. Sarah B's Resource File A compilation of resources and references to help us provide a 'Healthy, Safe, and Nutritious' childcare experience for children
  2. 2. Table of contents ● HEALTH - Welcome to my Resource File pg 1 - Communicable Diseases in childcare pg 2 -Head Lice prevention, treatment, and education pg 3 - Hygeine for a Childcare Setting pg 4 -Healthy handwashing techniques for children POSTER pg 5 -Keeping food safe in childcare settings pg 6 -Sanitary Diapering Procedures pg 7 -Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Frequency Table pg 8 -Managing chronic health needs in childcare and school settings: A quick reference guide pg 9 -Comprehensive Obesity Prevention in Early Childhood -Immunization Schedule ● pg 10 pg 11 SAFETY - Protecting the abused and neglected child pg 12 -Handbook for public playground safety pg 13
  3. 3. Table of contents -Disaster Prepardness pg 14 -Play Safe, Be Safe pg 15 -Fire Safety for Kids pg 16 -Winter storms and extreme cold pg 17 -Childcare Emergency Prepardness Toolbox pg 18 -Daycare disaster plan: Chemical Emergency pg 19 -Child Choking (poster: instructions) pg 20 -Safe Sleep Practices: SIDS/Suffocation reduction practices in early childhood education setting pg 21 NUTRITION -Let's Move! Childcare: Healthy Eating pg 22 -Nutrition guide for toddlers pg 23 -Nutrition for young people pg 24 -State indicator report: Fruits and Vegetables pg 25 -Children's nutition research center pg 26
  4. 4. Table of contents - U R what U eat: chart for kids! Pg 27 -Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet pg 28 supertracker pg 29 -Childcare mealtime and activity resource guide: for daycares pg 30 -Food Allergies in children: replacing lost nutrition pg 31
  5. 5. About my Resource File Welcome to my Resource File! I wanted to compile a list of resources that I could reference during times of uncertainty when caring for children. However, I also wanted a guide that I could share with parents when they were going through their own time of uncertainty. Therefore, I compiled a resource file complete with old ( resources that I trust and visit consistently) and new ( resources that are new to me but of extreme importance) that I could print and keep for myself, but also pass along to families and friends. I hope you enjoy my resource file and the information that it contains! Best Regards, Sarah Bourdage
  6. 6. HEALTH Topic: Prevention and treatment of communicable disease spread in children ● ● Resource link: Summary: The control of infection and prevention of communicable diseases is essential in establishing and maintaining a healthy environment for children. The above resource link provides an in depth reference guide for communicable diseases. ● Sample information provided: Mode of Transmission, Incubation Period, and Infectious period for the most common communicable diseases that affect child-care fascilities across Washington State. ● Why I picked this website: I feel as though the information provided by this website is priceless in terms of helping a childcare provider gain confidence as to when to report an illness and how to care for their children when an outbreak occures (both ill and without illness)
  7. 7. HEALTH Topic: How to clean (or prevent) a childcare setting after a Head Lice outbreak ● Resource link: ● Summary: This is a childcare providers guide for controling and treating head lice in a childcare setting. This website gives great advice as to how to train staff, talk to parents, and teach children about head lice in a way that does not cause embarrassment or shame. ● Sample information provided: “ Effective head lice control is based on a high standard of education, prevention and accountability for both parents and staff. Conflict arises when there is no standard in place.” ● Why I picked this website: Besides the endless amount of detail, references, and recommendations provided on this website as to how to treat and prevent head lice, I also found that this site is of great use to me as it gives ample amount of examples as how to educate staff, parents, and children about the topic.
  8. 8. HEALTH Topic: How to clean (or prevent) a childcare setting after a Head Lice outbreak ● Resource link: ● Summary: This is a childcare providers guide for controling and treating head lice in a childcare setting. This website gives great advice as to how to train staff, talk to parents, and teach children about head lice in a way that does not cause embarrassment or shame. ● Sample information provided: “ Effective head lice control is based on a high standard of education, prevention and accountability for both parents and staff. Conflict arises when there is no standard in place.” ● Why I picked this website: Besides the endless amount of detail, references, and recommendations provided on this website as to how to treat and prevent head lice, I also found that this site is of great use to me as it gives ample amount of examples as how to educate staff, parents, and children about the topic.
  9. 9. HEALTH Topic: Hygeine in a childcare setting ● ● Resource link: Summary: This is a indepth guide addresing such broad Hygeine topics as healthy food handeling, Equiptment cleaning, Hand hygeine, and dealing with spills of blood or bodily fluids. Though this guide is references for the UK, I find the information to be the same. I often call this my “Go To” guide when I have questions, and I hope to be able to pass this along to parents. ● Sample information provided: “ Make sure the adults in your childcare setting: Know and understand what the infection control precautions are, Understand how to apply these precautions, have the resources they need, sign and date documents to record they know and understand the infection control precautions in place ● Why I picked this website: This is a complete guide as to every aspect of personal and enviromental hygeine that impacts children and adults in a childcare setting.
  10. 10. HEALTH Topic: Healthy Handwashing Techniques for Children Poster ● ● Resource link: Summary: Free printable poster for parents or teachers to hang in their setting to teach and remind children the proper way to wash their hands and prevent the spread of bacteria and illness. ● Sample information provided: Why I picked this website: As I one day hope to have my own home daycare, I find free “tools” such as this to be very beneficial. I also often times print these for parents of the children that I nanny, to hang in their home.
  11. 11. HEALTH Topic: Keeping food safe in Childcare settings ● Resource link: ● Summary: This guide provides temperature charts for cooking meat, common illnesses resulting from undercooked foods, safe food storage requirements, as well as the onset times of sample illnesses and the symptoms they present. ● ● Sample information provided: The danger zone favoring bacterial growth is the temperature range of 40-140 degrees F. The length of time a food is allowed to remain in this critical temperature zone largely determines the rate and extent of bacterial growth that occurs. Why I picked this website: As someone who prepares food constantly for children, I needed a guide that I could print and reference quickly ( or even hang on the refridgerator). The information provided is direct and easy to read.
  12. 12. HEALTH Topic: Sanitary Diapering Procedures ● ● ● Resource link: pering%20Procedures.pdf Summary: A step by step guide as to how to prepare and maintain a sanitary diapering procedure as well as a resource for potential hazards that can occur if precautions are not taken. Sample information provided: “Review with your caregiver their diapering procedures; Watch your caregiver change diapers. Do you notice any problems (caregiver's back straining while lifting, other children unsupervised,supplies not convenient, etc.)? If so, can you see solutions to the problems? Do you know someone who could help adapt the diapering environment?” ● Why I picked this website: This guide is a fantastic resource to hang above a diaper changing station, or to provide to new and old staff that will be working directly with diapers. This website address the health risks that can occur if proper precautions are not taken
  13. 13. HEALTH Topic: Managing chronic health needs in childcare and school settings: A quick reference guide ● Resource link: ● Summary: A quick reference guide for teachers or parents, covering a broad range of health conditions, both acute and chronic ● Sample information provided: “ The health conditions described in this book cover a spectrum of chronic illnesses, acute situations, selected developmental and behavioral problems, and special health care needs, with a special emphasis on children with special health care needs. It gives teachers, administrators, school nurses, and caregivers ready access to practical information and "what-to-do-when" advice. From the American Academy of Pediatrics.” ● Why I picked this book: I actually own this book and couldnt imagine not having it in a resource file. Whether it be as a quick go-to guide for myself or to share with others, I feel this book provides and endless amount of useful information.
  14. 14. HEALTH Topic: Comprehensive Obesity Prevention in Early Childhood ● Resource link: ● Summary: A detailed report addressing the responsibilites of child care providers as well as our government in reducing and preventing child obesity. This report also provides an ample amount of recommendations for teachers and daycare providers specifically and how they can reduce obesity risks in the children. ● Sample information provided: “Less than half (17) of all states regulate screentime for young children in child-care settings. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children under the age of 2 not watch any television, and that preschool children over the age of 2 accumulate no more than two hours of screen time daily.A recent study found that 70 percent of children 2 years old and younger exceeded the AAP guidelines” ● Why I picked this website: Obesity is a growing and overpowering concern that affects the Health of the children we take care of. As childcare providers, we need to be aware of recommendations, regulations, and factors increasing the risk of obesity of children while in out care.
  15. 15. HEALTH Topic: Immunization Schedule (CDC) ● Resource link: ● Summary: A schedule as to when children should receive their immunizations by age groups ● Sample information provided: “The recommended immunization schedule is designed to protect infants and children early in life, when they are most vulnerable and before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.” ● Why I picked this website: Immunizations are a controversial issues, however, for my personal education as well as being able to provide parents with immunization schedule recommendations, I feel this website and it's provided information is very useful.
  16. 16. SAFETY ● Topic: Protecting the abused and neglected child ● Resource link: ● Summary: A complete guide to signs of abuse or neglect, and how to file a report. ● Sample information provided: “Abuse or neglect’ means sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, or injury of a child by any person under circumstances which cause harm to the child’s health, welfare, or safety... or the negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child by a person responsible for or providing care to the child” ● Why I picked this website: This website was part of our required reading in class and I found it to be a MUST have as a resource for anyone, regardless as to if you work with children, the elderly, and so forth.
  17. 17. SAFETY Topic: Handbook for public playground safety ● Resource link: ● : ● Summary: This handbook profides educators, nannies, or other childcare workers who relocate children to public playgrounds for play, with education as how to inspect equiptment for broken parts, assess an environment as safe or not, and common playground injury information and treatment recommendations. ● Sample information provided: “Playgrounds are a fundamental part of the childhood experience. They should be safe havens for children. Unfortunately, more than 200,000 children are treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms each year for injuries associated with playground equipment. Most injuries occur when children fall from the equipment onto the ground.Many of these injuries can be prevented” ● Why I picked this website: Playgrounds are a wonderful source of social interactions and exercise for children. Because of this, I feel childcare workers should be provided information such as this, to prevent injuries that can result from playground usage
  18. 18. SAFETY Topic: Know the facts: DISASTERS ● Resource link: ● ● Summary: This website designed for children, educates kids on potential disasters that could occur and guides them as to how to prepare and react if a disaster occurs. ● Sample information provided: “BEFORE (EARTHQUAKE): Build an emergency kit. ● Make a family communications plan. ● Know the safe spots in every room – under a sturdy table or against an inside wall. ● Ask your family to hold earthquake drills – drop, cover, and hold on!” ● Why I picked this website: I wanted a resource that I could share with children that would be both educational and entertaining. This website provides games that also teach children about diaster prepardness
  19. 19. SAFETY Topic: Play Safe, Be Safe ● Resource link: ● ● Summary: An interactive website for children and adults to educate themselves of how to play safe and be safe. This website addresses such topics as: how to recognize a firefighter and how to determine if an area is safe to play in. ● Sample information provided: “This is a fun game for children that teaches them how the firefighter's gear protects the firefighter. Click on each article of protection and drag it to where you think the fireman should wear it. When you are right, the firehouse dog will bark to say "good job!"” ● Why I picked this website: I wanted a resource that I could share with children that would be fun yet would also educate them on the practicalities of common emergencies that can occur in a childcare setting.
  20. 20. SAFETY Topic: Fire Safety for Kids ● Resource link: ● Summary: A government produced and run website targeted for children, addressing the serious topic of fire safety. Prevention as well as how to handle being in a situation with a fire, are both represented ● Sample information provided: “To protect yourself, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of fire. Fire spreads quickly; there is no time to gather valuables or make a phone call. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames."” ● Why I picked this website: This website is both for children and adults. I wanted to incorportate this website into my resource file as I found it gave me a surplus of topics that I could addres with parents and children regarding fires and fire safety
  21. 21. SAFETY Topic: Winter storms and extreme cold ● Resource link: ● Summary: A detailed guide as to how to handle extreme cold and winter storms. As with any emergency, preparation is key. This guide gives expert examples as to how to prepare for such a emegency well before it ever happens ● Sample information provided: “One of the primary concerns is the winter weather's ability to knock out heat, power and communications services to your home or office, sometimes for days at a time. Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region” ● Why I picked this website: I wanted a quick go-to guide that I could reference in case such as occasion were ever to occur. Being someone who is from the East coast, freezing temperatures and the hazards they prevent are a very real concern and can greatly affect the children (and their families) I care for.
  22. 22. SAFETY Topic: Childcare Emergency Prepardness Toolbox ● Resource link: ● Summary: This overall incredible resource for Childcare emergency prepardness addresses EVERY aspect of potential hazards or emergencies that can occur and how to protect the children we care for during such events. ● Sample information provided: “What natural disasters and manmade emergencies may occur in your area? Do you have a plan for all potential weather emergencies, medical emergencies, fire, protests,chemical or biological threats, bomb threats, suspicious package, missing children,hostage situation or terrorist activity?” ● Why I picked this website: I found this guide to address nearly every concern that I have in caring for children during emergency situations, as well as how to prevent certain emergencies from occurring. This guide should be printed and kept in a readily available location!
  23. 23. SAFETY Topic: How to stay safe in a chemical emergency DayCare Disaster plan ● Resource link: ● ● Summary: This packet provides, amongst many other topics, instructions as to how to handle chemical emergencies, both large and small, and local or abroad. Sample information provided: “Hazardous chemicals can be released from industrial plants or transportation vehicles such as tanker trucks or cargo train cars.If your facility is threatened by a hazardous chemical release, you may be told by law enforcement or fire officials to evacuate or shelter-in-place.?” ● Why I picked this website: Safety is my primary concern of the children that I care for. I feel this resource guide continues the education needed to remain properly trained to safely care for children.
  24. 24. SAFETY Topic: Child Choking: Poster. ● Resource link: ● Summary: A printable instruction guide as to how to properly handle a child choking. ● Sample information provided: ● Why I picked this website: When an emergency is occuring, I feel a visual diagram can make all the difference to help keep structure and confidence in over coming the emergency. We all need reminders.
  25. 25. SAFETY Topic: Safe Sleep Practices: SIDS/Suffocation reduction practices in a early childhood education setting ● Resource link: ● ● ● Summary: A webinar for teachers and caregivers to effectively prevent the risks of SIDS or suffocation in children. Sample information provided: “This document is a compilation of 37 nationally recognized health and safety standards from Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition, 2011 (CFOC3)* on safe sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)/suffocation in child care and early education settings” Why I picked this website: When working with infants especially, I find this resource to be of the utmost importance. This webinar is complete, precise and incredibly informative
  26. 26. NUTRITION Topic: Let's Move! Childcare: Healthy Eating ● Resource link: ● ● ● Summary: A comprehensive guide of tips and strategies to encourage healthy eating in young children. This website works with starting healthy eating habits as early as possible and addresses eating habits in older children as well. Sample information provided: “As a child care provider, you have a powerful opportunity to teach kids’ taste buds to appreciate wholesome foods — before they can learn differently. And with a little patience, even the fussiest young diners can learn to like healthy foods.” Why I picked this website: I wanted a resource that I could go to when I needed refreshing and new ideas as to how to encourage healthy eating with the children I care for. This website is updated frequently.
  27. 27. NUTRITION Topic: Nutrition guide for Toddlers ● Resource link: ● ● ● Summary: This publication is a collection of resources and information on the topic of Toddler Nutrition and health. Addressing a broad range of topics from picky eaters to food allergies. Sample information provided: “The toddler years are a time of transition, especially between 12-24 months, when they're learning to eat table food and accepting new tastes and textures. Breast milk and formula provided adequate nutrition for your child as an infant, but now it's time for toddlers to start getting what they need through a variety of foods.” Why I picked this website: A tremendous amount of information is given on the topic of toddler nutrition. I reference this website frequently and felt It needed to be in my resource file so that I can both reference it again and also refer parents to it.
  28. 28. NUTRITION Topic: Nutrition for young people: ● Resource link: ● ● ● Summary: Government website addressing the connection between nutrition and health issues in children. This website also provides a great list of additional websites, books, or videos that one could reference. Sample information provided: “Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence is important for proper growth and development and can prevent health problems such as obesity, dental caries, iron deficiency, and osteoporosis” Why I picked this website: Up to date information, government statistics and research information is provided. Also, current ways our country is working to address improving child nutrition is provided on this website. I find it to be a great resource in participating in programs local or country wide
  29. 29. NUTRITION Topic: State indicator report: fruits and vegetables ● ● ● ● Resource link: Summary: 'provides national and state-level information on how many fruits and vegetables people are eating, and highlights key areas within communities and schools that can be improved to increase fruit and vegetable access, availability, and affordability.' Sample information provided: “Farm To school and farm to preschool programs can support increased fruit and vegetable intake among children through the purchase of produce from local/regional farms, implementation of salad bars, training services for food providers, teachers, or parents, and by providing experiential learning opportunities such as school gardens programs and farm visits for youth and staff.” Why I picked this website: A vast amount of regional and statewide resources are provided to let a childcare workers be aware of less expensive healthier local food availability in communities.
  30. 30. NUTRITION Topic: Children's nutrition research center ● Resource link: ● ● ● Summary: The children's nutrition research center is at the forfront in leading the way to understanding and addressing a child's nutrition needs. This site even provides a portion-distortion quiz as well as a “kids energy needs” calculator to help a childcare worker determine if a childs physical and nutrtional needs are being met. Sample information provided: QUIZ: “To see if you know how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago, quiz yourself on Portion Distortion I (2003) and Portion Distortion II (2004). You will also learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by today's portions.” Why I picked this website: a GREAT resource to test yourself and maintain a healthy standard when it comes to providing adequate nutrition and physical activity needs of children.
  31. 31. NUTRITION Topic: U R what U eat: chart for kids ● Resource link: at.pdf ● ● ● Summary: A easy to read chart for kids that focuses on “ Go, Slow, and Whoa” in regards to how much of certain type food items one should consume. A great visual aide! Sample information provided: Adding fat (butter, oils, and sauces) to vegetables turns them from Go foods to Slow or Whoa foods.You need 2 ½ cups of vegetables a day. Dark green and orange vegetables are smart choices. Why I picked this website: An awesome, free, printable aide to hang in classrooms for children to observe!.
  32. 32. NUTRITION Topic: -Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet ● Resource link: ● ● ● Summary: A up to date guideline for the amount of fruits, vegetables and protein that a child should consume to maintain a healthy body Sample information provided: Aim to limit your child's calories from solids fats and added sugar, such as butter, cake, soda and pizza. Look for ways to replace solid fats with vegetable and nut oils, which provide essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Oils are naturally present in olives, nuts, avocados and seafood Why I picked this website: Great reference guide for EXACT quantities of foods that should and should not be consumed.
  33. 33. NUTRITION Topic: ● Resource link: ● ● ● Summary: A online tool for monitoring how much vitamins and minerals ( as well as carbohydrates, fats, etc) you children are consuming. Sample information provided: “SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling” Why I picked this website: A day-to-day tool for calculating and determining if ther children in your care are receiving and meeting proper nutrition levels.
  34. 34. NUTRITION Topic: -Childcare mealtime and activity play: for daycares ● Resource link: ● ● ● Summary: A online resource for those (like myself) interested in having a home daycare, and what nutritional needs and activity needs needf to be met for the children. Sample information provided: “Nutrition is critical in young children’s optimal growth and development, and it impacts children’s health in the future. As a child care provider, baseline knowledge about child nutrition will not only benefit you, but it will also allow you to share appropriate nutrition information with young children” Why I picked this website: A wonderful resource for daycare nutrition.
  35. 35. NUTRITION Topic: -Food allergies in Children: replacing lost nutrients ● Resource link: ● ● ● Summary: a childcare guide to common food allergies in children, and the signs and symptoms they present. This website provides alternative means for meeting nutrition requirements once a food allergy has been diagnosed. Sample information provided: “When you have to eliminate foods from your child's diet, important nutrients for growth and development can be neglected. While a child with a balanced diet may have adequate nutritional stores to last through a period of testing and a short-term (2-week) elimination diet, a child with a long-term restricted diet must find safe sources of nutrients to ensure a nutritionally-balanced diet.” Why I picked this website: Food allergies are a common and serious problem for children. I feel that this resource and the topic at hand, deserve a great deal of attention. Nutrition is incredibly important, however, when an allergy occurs due to a food item we present, we need to know how to accommodate that allergy, as well as find an alernate means of providing the child with the nutrition they may be lacking because of the allergy.