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Voices for Georgia's Children, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, 09 April, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This document charts Georgia's child care policy actions to date in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
North Carolina. Department of Health and Human Services, 23 March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This guidance is intended to help child care facilities make informed decisions about COVID-19 and minimize the risk of exposure to both the staff and the children in their care. To reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission in our community, K-…
Dichter Harriet, Ruprecht Karen, Tomlin Angela M., March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Children of incarcerated parents may face an increased risk for developmental and behavioral problems. Early care and education can play a positive role in addressing these risks and providing positive support. However, these children are largely…
Looby Anna Ayers, Frost Natasha, Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Grossman Elyse R., Aoki Julie Ralston, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective In July 2018 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics released a benchmark encouraging early care and education (ECE) programs, including child care centers and family child care homes, to incorporate cultural and religious food preferences…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, July, 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that early care and education (ECE) programs should achieve recommended benchmarks to meet children's nutrition needs and promote children's optimal growth in safe and healthy environments…
Chang Megan T., Bradin Stuart, Hashikawa Andrew N., 15 May, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study aimed to assess if Michigan child care directors have created disaster management plans, and if local resources were used to develop and implement plans. Methods: From December 2013 to March 2014, the Early Childhood Investment…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Finkelstein Jonathan A., Neelon Brian H., Gillman Matthew, February, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives: A number of states have enacted regulations to increase physical activity in children attending child care, but most were not evaluated. In 2010, Massachusetts (MA) enacted a new regulation requiring 60 minutes of light, moderate, and…
O'Neill Jennifer R., Dowda Marsha, Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Neelon Brian H., Pate Russell R., January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives. We sought to determine the extent to which child care centers in South Carolina improved physical activity practices after a new policy took effect. Methods. In 2012, South Carolina adopted new mandatory physical activity standards…
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Review Council. Council on Clinical Affairs, October, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes that one out of three preschool age children receives care in a child care center. The expectation is that this policy will provide guidance to the child care centers, pediatric dentists…
Yoong Sze Lin, Jones Jannah, Marshall Josephine, Wiggers John, Seward Kirsty, Finch Meghan, Fielding Alison, Wolfenden Luke, 25 July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Background: Childcare services represent a key setting to implement nutritional interventions to support the development of healthy eating behaviours in young children. Childcare-specific nutritional guidelines outlining recommendations for…

Somers Tarah S., Ulirsch Gregory V., June, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this column is to inform readers of ATSDR's activities and initiatives to better understand the relationship between exposure to hazardous substances in the environment and their impact on human health and how to protect public health…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Mayhew Meghan, O'Neill Jennifer R., Neelon Brian H., Li Fan, Pate Russell R., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Policies to promote healthy eating in young children appear promising, but are largely untested. Recently, South Carolina implemented mandatory nutrition standards governing child-care centers serving low-income children. Objective This…
Esquivel Monica Kazlausky, Nigg Claudio R., Fialkowski Marie K., Braun Kathryn, Li Fenfang, Novotny Rachel, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: The increased prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity across the United States and the Pacific has become a serious public health concern, with especially high prevalence among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) children…
Kharofa Roohi Y., Kalkwarf Heidi J., Khoury Jane C., Copeland Kristen A., February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Mealtime best practices for obesity prevention in child care have been developed from experimental studies and expert opinion. Our objective was to describe adherence to best practices in child care centers and to evaluate the…
McKay Kelly, Nigro Sherry, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
BACKGROUND: In 2012, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) partnered with the City of Ottawa Municipal Child Care (MCC) Services to develop Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Guidelines. SETTING: The Guidelines aim to promote consistent standards of…