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Health & Transportation Safety

3 tips for protecting kids with food allergies
If you work in early childhood education, protecting your students from food allergy risks should be a priority.   
3 ways to keep children safe around the water
As a childcare provider, make water safety a priority this summer with these three tips. 
5 ways to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Follow these steps to reduce the risk of SIDS in the infants for which you care.  
Bath time safety tips
Here are some helpful suggestions for keeping bath time safe and fun for your young children.
Be proactive during flu season
Here are proactive methods to take to keep your classroom healthy during the coming flu season. 
Breathe in, breathe out: Breathing tips for relaxation
Deep breathing techniques can help reduce stress and promote relaxation for young children.
Dealing with infectious diseases
Learning the measures to prevent the spread of the flu and viruses is critical to keeping the children in your care healthy.
Dealing with serious medical emergencies in your classroom
Here are a couple of ways to deal with medical emergencies in your classroom.
Hot summer safety
To avoid a tragedy, follow these few tips on keeping your child safe during these hot summer months.
How can you keep young children safe in a crowded area?
Here are a few pieces of advice that will help keep your children safe in a crowded area, even if they get separated from you. 
How to ensure your preschool classroom is safe
A critical responsibility of early childhood teachers is ensuring a safe environment for the children in their care.
How to stock a classroom first-aid kit
A first-aid kit is a critical component of any classroom.  
Insect bite prevention strategies
Follow some of these suggestions to keep your young children safe from insect bites this summer.
Keep your kids germ-free this school year
To keep your children healthy this school year, follow these suggestions.
Keep your students safe from foodborne illnesses
To keep your students safe from foodborne illnesses, follow these three tips.
Keeping kids safe this summer
Having fun in the summer is what children look forward to, but here are a few tips to keep them safe as well.
Keeping your students safe from food allergies in the classroom
To keep your children safe from dangerous food allergies, follow these three tips.
Make hand-washing fun in your classroom!
Make hand-washing fun in your classroom by following these two pieces of advice!
Medication administration in early childhood care
Child care providers must be diligent about storing and administering children's medications.
New study about correlations between childhood picky eating and adult depression
A new study shows how some children who are severely picky eaters are twice as likely to develop depression or social anxiety later in life 
New study discovers impact of certain antibiotics on young children
A new study discovers link between heavy use of certain antibiotics for young children and childhood obesity. 
New study shows concerns about screen time for toddlers
A new study shows a link between the amount of television toddlers watch with the higher risk of being bullied in middle school.
New study shows fewer cases of chicken pox due to vaccine
A new study shows that there has been a significant drop in chicken pox cases and hospitalizations after the first vaccine was introduced in 1995 and the second dose was recommended in 2006.
No Coats in Car Seats
I don't know about you, but getting my children fed, dressed, and to school on time every morning is quite a task. Despite my best planning and preparation, I always feel like I have run a marathon by 9 am when I drop them off. Now that it's cold outside, we seem to have more "stuff" in the form of hats, coats, and gloves that we are lugging to the car.
October is National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
SIDS is the sudden death of an infant less than 1 year of age that cannot be explained and is the third leading cause of infant death in the United States and the leading cause of death for infants aged 1 to 12 months. Health care providers and researchers don't know the exact causes of SIDS, but they do know methods to help reduce the risk of SIDS.
Protect your students from these heat-related dangers
The three main types of heat-related illnesses are heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke.
Recognizing the symptoms of child abuse
As a child care provider, you are well-placed to notice signs of child abuse and may need to act on your suspicions to help ensure the safety of your students. 
Summer Safety: Avoid these 4 outdoor child care risks
When playing with your students outdoors this summer, watch out for insects, traffic, the sun, and water to keep them safe!
Teach children good hand washing habits
Children should wash their hands several times a day, especially after going to the bathroom and before and after meal time.
The basics of indoor classroom safety
Safety checklists and communication are two easy ways to keep your children safe.
Young children who sleep less tend to weigh more, study shows
A new study shows that children today are getting less sleep and are at greater risk for weight control issues as a result.