Monitoring Children's Development/Obtaining Consent for Screening

Programs should have a process in place for age-appropriate developmental and behavioral screenings for all children at the beginning of a child's enrollment in the program, at least yearly thereafter, and as developmental concerns become apparent to staff and/or parents/guardians. Providers may choose to conduct screenings, themselves; partner with a local agency/health care provider/specialist who would conduct the screening; or work with parents in connecting them to resources to ensure that screening occurs. This process should consist of parental/guardian education, consent, and participation as well as connection to resources and support, including the primary health care provider, as needed. Results of screenings should be documented in child records.

Smoking Podcasts

Watch this series of three podcasts which focuses on the importance of having a smoke-free home and car for children and their families. It's one of the best things parents can do to help their children get and stay health.

Lead Poisoning - Know the Facts

Lead poisoning is caused  by swallowing or breathing lead. Children under 6  years old are most at risk. If  you are pregnant, lead can harm your baby.