Child Safety Information and Resources 2019 1-31-23


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ECE Learning Collaboratives Implementation Toolkit: The goal of this toolkit is to provide trainers with the roadmap and resources needed to successfully implement learning collaboratives for ECE providers. The resources in this toolkit are derived from Nemours’ National Early Care & Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) Project, which focuses on improving practices and policies around nutrition, physical activity, breastfeeding support, and reducing screen time.

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Coordinated Approach to Childhood Health Early Childhood (CATCH EC): CATCH Early Childhood (CEC) is a research-tested low-cost intervention to improve nutrition physical activity, nutrition, and encourage healthy eating in pre-k children ages 3-5. There are activities that are developmentally appropriate and easy for teachers to follow.

Health Equity Issues Related to Childhood Obesity (Healthy Futures): This PDF presentation strives to answer the question: What are the health-equity issues that relate to disparities in childhood obesity? Includes a definition of health equity; social determinants of obesity inequalities; scoping review process and gaps in related literature; results of food, natural, built. and social environments; how to decrease the effect of disparities; and more.

Moving Beyond Anti-Bias Activities: Supporting the Development of Anti-Bias Practices (NAYEC): This article explores what it means to embrace an anti-bias stance every day. Adopting an anti-bias perspective requires more than implementing a few well-meaning activities. Teachers at Eliot-Pearson Children’s School at Tufts University developed a framework to guide their anti-bias work and support their anti-bias planning and practice as they moved forward.

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Spurring Innovation—The Role of Child Health Policy: Nemours and AcademyHealth released a new report highlighting actions on four key areas of opportunity to advance child health policy: Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); consumer digital health (including telehealth); precision medicine in pediatrics; and opioid addiction and neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Applying an Equity Lens to the Child Care Setting (American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics): Health equity is the absence of disadvantage in health outcomes regardless of race, gender, disability, mental health, nationality, age, ethnicity, religion, geography, and socioeconomic status. This article examines systemic barriers to equity and how to strategically focus attention on aligning systems to decrease health inequities.

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Inequity in child health: The importance of early childhood development  (Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health): We are faced with the challenge of how best to respond to inequity in child health and, in particular, early childhood development. This article examines inequality versus inequity in child health, the reasons why and how we should address inequities in child health, and the role of the health-care system.

Child Care Wellness Policy Workbook: Creating and Environment for Preschoolers to Develop Healthy Habits for Life (Nemours): Child care providers and other early childhood professionals can use this Workbook to develop their own individualized wellness policies. Topics include Nutrition, Physical Activity, Other Program-Based Activities and Evaluation.

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