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There has been an increase in obesity in children across all age, ethnic, gender, racial, and socioeconomic groups. This info module will discuss the factors that contribute to childhood overweight and obesity. It will also discuss the impact of obesity on physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development, as well as highlight some prevention and intervention strategies.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that can be life threatening. This info module provides an overview of the signs and symptoms of asthma and tips for safely including children with asthma in child care settings.
This guide contains best practices for general care of a child with
diabetes in child care.
Signs and symptoms of allergies can vary immensely because they depend on the type of allergy, the level of exposure, and the individual’s reaction. This info module provides important information about myths and facts associated with food allergies as well as signs, symptoms, and prevention practices for children with severe food allergies.
This info module outlines guidelines, standards, and regulations for quality health and safety practices in early care environments. It also offers a brief history of health and safety standards in child care settings.
This info module will describe general fire safety information for early childhood programs including young children’s early fascination with fire. The info module will look at tips to avoid fires and fire evacuation plans. Strategies will be discussed for fire safety and evacuation for children with specific disabilities.
A neurotoxin is a poisonous agent or substance that inhibits, damages, or destroys the tissues of the nervous system. This info module will explain the common neurotoxins that affect a child’s development.