Daily health screenings are a vital tool which help identify potential health risks and may reduce the transmission of infectious diseases in child care programs. Having a health check chart for each child can help providers keep accurate records and look for patterns.
To safely operate during COVID-19, symptoms of COVID have to be included in the health screening tool. Provider Laverne Head, owner of Our Leaders of Tomorrow, shared her updated screening chart.
Summer is here and if you have a safe space for children to play outdoors and have fun in the sun. This fact sheet from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) helps you understand how to protect yourself and the children in your care from over-exposure to the sun. It includes information on how to read the UV Index and how to be safe when in the sun.
If you are a providers that is still open to help care for children of essential workers, we want to share a few guidelines to assist in making sure you, your family and the families under your care stay safe.
The CDC recommends
- Washing hands frequently
- Cleaning and disinfecting toys and surfaces daily
- Daily screen healthy screen for each child in the program
- Staggering pick up and drop off to help families social distance
Aside from caring for your physical health, remember to take care of your mental health. A pandemic is a stressful time for everyone, take some time to self-care.
Here are some ideas that you can try.
We can not thank you enough for all your hard work during this critical time.
Si usted es un proveedor que todavía está abierto a ayudar a cuidar a los hijos de los trabajadores esenciales, queremos compartir algunas guías para ayudar a asegurar que usted, su familia y las familias bajo su cuidado se mantengan protegidos.
- Lavarse las manos frecuentemente
- Limpiar y desinfectar los juguetes y las superficies diariamente
- La prueba diaria de salud para cada niño en el programa
- Alternando la recogida y la entrega para ayudar a familias con la distancia social
Además de cuidar de su salud física, no olvide cuidar de su salud mental. Una pandemia es un momento estresante para todos, tome tiempo para el autocuidado.
Algunas ideas para probar.
Estamos muy agradecidos por todo el trabajo que han hecho durante este tiempo crítico.
The Town Square team takes the health of providers that engage in this learning community very seriously; we want to make sure that the information that we provide here is not only factual but helpful.
Our partners at Spark Learning Lab created a list of resources to help educators during these very concerning times. Along with Spark Learning Lab, we will update useful resources as we find them available.
These colorful mini-posters can be posted near the sink as reminders for when to wash your hands and hand washing procedures.
It is not uncommon for toddlers to bite, but it can be difficult to stay calm and know how to respond. This fact sheet give information about why toddlers bite and how to respond appropriately when biting occurs.
Taking care of young children is a job filled with joy, but also responsibility, and it can be stressful. This booklet from Head Start ECLCK gives information on how to identify your sources of stress and strategies for reducing stress. Learn more about how to identify your stressors and manage them effectively.
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El cuidado de los niños pequeños es un trabajo lleno de alegría, pero también mucha responsabilidad, y puede ser estresante. Este folleto de Head Start ECLCK brinda información sobre cómo identificar sus fuentes de estrés y estrategias para reducirlo.
This tip sheet gives guidelines for safety for cribs, bassinets, and play yards. This is helpful for any provider who is purchasing new cribs or play yards for their family child care home and could also be a helpful resource to share with parents. Kids in Danger (KID), the organization who created this resource, also has other resources related to product safety, including recalls.