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Obeng-Gyasi Emmanuel, Weinstein Melissa A., Hauser Jessica R., Obeng Cecilia Sem, September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Scholarship on child health indicates that the early years of life are vital for all aspects of health and development. In particular, a solid health foundation predicts good life outcomes; therefore, systematic strategies for combating diseases…

Rebmann Terri, Loux Travis M., Lew Daphne, Wakefield Mary, February, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little is known about childcare staff's and parents' uptake of and attitudes towards pertussis vaccine. Methods Questionnaires were distributed to St. Louis parents and childcare staff in fall, 2014. Parents versus staff and vaccinated versus…
Czumbel Ida, Quinten Chantal, Lopalco Pierluigi, Semenza Jan C., ECDC Expert Panel Working Group, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Background: Information on the incubation period and period of infectiousness or shedding of infectious pathogens is critical for management and control of communicable diseases in schools and other childcare settings. Methods: We performed a…
Goldstein Neal D., Newbern E. Claire, Tabb Loni Philip, Welles Seth L., May, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives: Reported pertussis incidence has increased markedly in recent years. In addition to the documented increase in under-immunization and waning immunity, the increase may be related to the more frequent use of child care services by parents…
Young Chelsea A., Stookey Jodi, Patel Anisha I., Chan Curtis, Evans Jane, Cohn Karen, Agana Luz, Yen Irene H. (Irene Hwei), Fernandez Alicia, Cabana Michael D., September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Asthma is a common health condition for children in childcare. National recommendations for asthma in childcare exist. However, no studies have investigated the extent to which childcare centers adhere to these recommendations. We aimed to assess…
Rebmann Terri, Arnold Lauren D., Elliott Michael B., Gilbertson Philip G., Wakefield Mary, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little is known about childcare agency staff vaccination requirements, parents' perceptions of these requirements, or vaccine uptake in these populations. Methods: A questionnaire was administered to St Louis parents and childcare agency staff in…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief, one in a series of nine addressing health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, provides an overview of prevention and control of infectious diseases for center-based and home-based…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief, one in a series of nine addressing health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, provides an overview of administering medications in center-based and home-based child care settings.…
Koslap-Petraco Mary Beth, Barr Emily, September, 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
This document presents two opposing viewpoints on the subject of mandatory vaccination for preschool attendance.
Hashikawa Andrew N., Brousseau David C., Singer Dianne C., Gebremariam Achamyeleh, Davis Matthew M., July, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children in child care are frequently unnecessarily excluded for illness. We investigated parental use of urgent medical evaluation for sick children unable to attend child care. Methods: In May 2012, authors conducted a nationally representative…
Rooshenas Leila, Wood Fiona, Brookes-Howell Lucy, Evans (Epidemiologist) Meirion, Butler Christopher, May, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background Preschool-aged children are the highest consumers of antibiotics, but consult mainly for viral infections. Little is known about how day care, which is common in this age group, influences primary care consulting and treatment-seeking…
Wagner Jordan, Clodfelter Sharon, March, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
From 2005 to 2008, Washoe County, Nevada, child care centers experienced an increase in illnesses from communicable disease outbreaks. The number of ill children and caregivers from these outbreaks went from 26 in 2005 to 266 in 2008, an increase of…
Hashikawa Andrew N., Stevens Martha W., Juhn Young, Nimmer Mark, Copeland Kristen A., Simpson Pippa M., Brousseau David C., December, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A survey of child care directors' return-to-child-care criteria for mild illness prior to the introduction of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised return-to-care recommendations for mildly ill children, based on data from 305 directors…
Shope Timothy R., Hashikawa Andrew N., May, 2012
Other
Peer Reviewed
A description of the extent of child illness in child care settings, of exclusion practices related to illness, and of current guidelines and strategies pediatric health providers can use to limit children from being excluded from child care due to…
Dewan Puneet K., Banouvong Houmpheng, Abernethy Neil, Hoynes Thomas, Diaz Liliana, Woldemariam Melaku, Ampie Theresa, Grinsdale Jennifer, Kawamura L. Masae, 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of an outbreak of tuberculosis in San Francisco stemming from an adult living in a private home family child care center