Mar 20, 2023
March is National Nutrition Month.
As a child care provider, your most important job is to keep the children in your care safe and healthy.
One of the ways you do this on a daily basis is by providing nutritious snacks and meals and plenty of time
to be physically active.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for
lots of great information
about childhood nutrition.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has
recommendations for the amount of physical activity needed for infants,
children, teens and children with special needs. Visit their website for more information.
For training about "Obesity Prevention" visit our eLearning catalog.
Mar 17, 2023
Virtual Class Opportunities in April 2023.
Registration is now open for all second-quarter virtual classes and two popular, interactive courses
in April still have seats available! Secure your spot today for "Do You Know Why? The Importance of
Understanding Allergies" on April 4th and "Town Hall Meeting: Child Abuse and Maltreatment" on April 20th.
Class capacity is limited, so register today to secure your seat.
Mar 13, 2023
March is national developmental disabilities awareness month.
Developmental disabilities are conditions that impair a child's physical, learning, language or behavior.
Having a good understanding about developmental milestones can help identify possible delays.
Visit the CDC webpage for
information and resources about milestones you can share with colleagues and families.
If you have concerns about the development of a child, talk to the family and suggest they reach out to
New York State Early Intervention Program (ages 0-3), the Committee on Preschool Education (CPSE)
of the child's school district (ages 3-5) and the Committee on Special Education (CSE) of the child's
school district (ages 5-21).
Remember, early detection of developmental disabilities is key to limiting the impacts on the
child's long-term development. As the New York State Early Intervention program says,
"Early Help Makes a Difference."
Mar 10, 2023
Registration is now open for all virtual classes in the second quarter of 2023!
Sign up now for these interactive training opportunities on important topics such as
understanding and responding to allergies, developmentally appropriate practice,
supporting special needs learners, and more! Class capacity is limited, so
register today to secure your seat.