When possible, sit up against a wall or furniture for back support. Perform stretching exercises.
The National Economic Impacts of the Child Care Sector
The National Child Care Association has released an Industry Study: The National Economic Impacts of the Child Care Sector. The Industry Study reports how important child care is to the national economy.
For more information or a copy of the Industry Study visit the NCCA homepage at http://www.nccanet.org/
The Center for Injury Prevention, Policy and Practice
The Center for Injury Prevention, Policy and Practice of San Diego State University publishes Safety Tip Sheets that provide information to promote safe environments in child care facilities. There are different Safety Tip Sheets fro each age group and are available in English and Spanish.
For the Safety Tip Sheets or more information click on the link below http://www.cippp.org and click on Publications then scroll down and click on Safety Sheets.
Nutrition and Obesity Prevention Awareness
In an effort to encourage activities related to obesity prevention, healthy eating habits, and an active lifestyle. Unhealthy eating and lack of physical activity have led to a national obesity epidemic. This can lead to cardiovascular disease and cancer; Type 2 diabetes in adults, teens and children: inability to meet minimum standards to be considered physically fit; increasing disability rates due to obesity; rising health care costs; and low self-esteem, social stigma and depression.
The following websites provides providers and parents information and training on proper nutrition and exercise for children and infants.
Dairy Council of California - Nutrition Education for Healthy diets: http://www.dairycouncilofca.org
Mayo Clinic, Childhood Obesity: Parenting Advice, etc: http://www.mayoclinic.com/
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools: http://www.healthinschools.org/sh/obesity.asp
American Academy of Pediatrics:
American Academy of Family Physicians:
Virtual Teachers Lounge - health and nutrition lesson plans and classroom resources:
Department of Agriculture, Team Nutrition:
NACP Online Professional Education Center
Our training courses are designed to help child care professionals complete annual training requirements or acquire required training hours for those seeking a cDA or national credential. Our courses provide a variety of engaging topics designed specifically for the child care professional. For more information, visit our Web site listed above.
The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE)
The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) focuses on issues relating to the several million teachers and providers currently working in center-based early care and education settings in the United States. Through research, policy analysis and policy development, the Center promotes improvements in job conditions for the early care and education workforece, and in services for children and families.
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections (CCEERC)
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections (CCEERC) promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making.