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Children of all ages need to be well-nourished and physically active. Poor nutrition and lack of physical activity in childhood can increase the risk of heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and high blood pressure throughout life.
There are many facets to a healthy environment. When thinking about protecting children from environmental health hazards, perhaps the chemicals in cleaners and bug sprays may be the first things that come to mind for you; or perhaps air pollution or Lead.
See all the attractions that the Gateway city has to offer by attending one or more of our Conference tours.
Leadership in our field today is about change and, as leaders, we are the change makers.
We are all capable of achieving everyday greatness-becoming our best self.However, many times we do not achieve our greatness because we cannot break through our own personal interference (fears, uncertainty, doubts and the voice in our head).
As the mother of two young children (2.5 years and 9 months) I work to protect my children from Lead, and other common substances that may harm their health. Like all mothers, I want my children to thrive and to have the best future possible.
We all have that list. It’s the one with the big picture ideas. The things to research. The big changes you want to undertake. How often do you get to actually check any of those boxes? There’s always a phone call to take, a problem to solve, a fire to put out (hopefully a figurative one).
Arsenic is well-known as a poison. At high doses, arsenic can be fatal, as any reader of murder mysteries can tell you. But on-going, low-level exposures to arsenic can be harmful too.
Have you ever had ants in your kitchen, or aphids on your houseplants? Are there weeds in your garden or yard that refuse to go away? I can answer yes to these questions and I bet that you can too.
Training is a vital component in the ongoing pursuit of quality. Thoughtfully chosen training takes into consideration the needs of individual staff members, the needs of the children in their care and the needs of the classroom and program environment.
Every parent watches their infant get up close and personal with their environment — like crawling on rugs, napping on a cushion, or mouthing an armrest.
It’s important for children to participate in arts and crafts. It allows them an opportunity to express their creativity and use their imagination. Whether it’s finger painting or drawing a picture, children feel proud knowing that they have created something.
Children are particularly vulnerable to air pollution because their lungs are still developing. Children also breathe in more air per pound of body weight than do adults.
Over the past several years, lawsuits filed by employees against employers have continued to rise at an alarming rate. Sometimes frivolous, sometimes warranted, these lawsuits ultimately cost the employer a great deal of time and money.
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D3. Written assessment is made of each child’s growth and development. Assessments are based on developmental norms and expectations appropriate for the child’s age.
If you haven’t registered for the 2014 How Successful Directors Lead Conference yet, don’t worry! We have extended the deadline for Early Bird Registration through April 1, 2014. Better hurry before it’s too late!
This year’s conference is going to be truly magical as we celebrate our 30th anniversary at the Walt Disney World Resort!
Plastic products are found everywhere; child care settings are no exception. Certain plastics contain chemicals that can harm human health and we find that some of these chemicals migrate from the product into our bodies.
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