Florence Rivera: Good afternoon, and welcome to the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness webinar: "Lead and our Children: The Role of Early Care and Education." As many of you are aware, lead has catapulted into the national media recently, with the crisis occurring in Flint, Michigan. However, lead has really been a concern for many of our communities for much longer than this recent crisis.
Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. There is no safe level of lead exposure for children. The most important step adults can take is to prevent lead exposure before it occurs. View this webinar to understand the importance of screening and testing children exposed to lead. Find out how to prevent children’s exposure to lead both at home and in the program. Also, learn screening and prevention strategies to implement in your program.