Child Care

Information on children and families, including child care, bullying, hygiene, lice and food allergies. Access to programs including Better Kid Care, Visits with You and Your Baby and the ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids.

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Need Help? Who Do You Call? - Articles Articles

Need Help? Who Do You Call?

Robin Kuleck, RN, MSEd

Just as dialing 911 connects you with local emergency services, the Pennsylvania 211 system will connect you with trained specialists to connect you with local human services. More
Child Development Associate Credentialing Course
Child Development Associate Credentialing Course - Workshops Workshops
A 20-week course designed to help participants complete the Child Development Associate (CDA) application process. More
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Why Can't I Lick the Spoon? - Articles Articles

Why Can't I Lick the Spoon?

Richard Andrew Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN

Eating raw cookie dough or raw dough of any type may put you at risk for a foodborne illness! More
Family Time, Winter: Child Ages 2-3
Family Time, Winter: Child Ages 2-3 - Articles Articles

Family Time, Winter: Child Ages 2-3

James Van Horn, Ph.D.

This publication provides winter activities for families with children between the ages of 2 and 3. More
Handwashing: Your Best Defense Against Illness
Handwashing: Your Best Defense Against Illness - Articles Articles

Handwashing: Your Best Defense Against Illness

Catherine Nettles Cutter, Ph.D.

This brochure explains how to effectively wash your hands. More
Visits with You and Your Baby: Newborn to 12 Months
Visits with You and Your Baby: Newborn to 12 Months - Articles Articles

Visits with You and Your Baby: Newborn to 12 Months

Beth Van Horn, James Van Horn, Ph.D.

This publication provides information for new parents on car safety, vaccinations, nutrition, and growth. More
Visits with You and Your Baby: 12 to 24 Months and Beyond
Visits with You and Your Baby: 12 to 24 Months and Beyond - Articles Articles

Visits with You and Your Baby: 12 to 24 Months and Beyond

Beth Van Horn, James Van Horn, Ph.D.

This publication follows "Visits with You and Your Baby: Newborn to 12 Months" and provides information for parents on car safety, vaccinations, nutrition, and growth. More
Bullying: What Educators Can Do About It
Bullying: What Educators Can Do About It - Articles Articles

Bullying: What Educators Can Do About It

Daniel Francis Perkins, Ph.D.

The focus of this publication is bullying at school. This resource was developed for elementary school teachers, and includes activities and tips to prevent or stop bullying. More
Better Kid Care: 101+ Ways to Keep Kids Busy
Better Kid Care: 101+ Ways to Keep Kids Busy - Articles Articles
As a caregiver, you can help a child grow and develop to the fullest. This publication is full of activities to help you do just that. More
Dani Barchana, Bugwood.org
Human Lice - Articles Articles
Three types of lice infest humans: head lice, body lice, and pubic or crab lice. Bites cause much discomfort, and scratching often leads to secondary bacterial infections. More
Prosper Highlights
Prosper Highlights - Videos Videos
Video highlights of PROSPER, a scientifically proven model built on partnerships between Penn State Extension and public schools. More
Sample Notification Letter for Parents or Guardians
Sample Notification Letter for Parents or Guardians - Articles Articles
Letter to be sent to all parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school at the beginning of each school year. More
Letter of Explanation
Letter of Explanation - Articles Articles
Letter to educators about two bills that mandate the adoption of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan for each school/school district in the state. More
IPM in Schools is Now Law
IPM in Schools is Now Law - Articles Articles
New legislation at the state level requires schools to provide notification to parents, students and teachers in advance of pesticide applications. More
Social/Emotional Skills
Social/Emotional Skills - Videos Videos

Social/Emotional Skills

Denise Continenza

Help children learn to get along with others by creating and using teachable moments. More
Physical Motor Skills
Physical Motor Skills - Videos Videos

Physical Motor Skills

Denise Continenza

4:49

Use everyday experiences to help children develop fine and gross motor skills. More
Kindergarten Readiness: Learning Skills
Kindergarten Readiness: Learning Skills - Videos Videos

Kindergarten Readiness: Learning Skills

Denise Continenza

4:28

Learn ways to support curiosity and help children explore the world around them. More
Kindergarten Readiness: Introduction
Kindergarten Readiness: Introduction - Videos Videos
Increase your understanding of how to use everyday interactions and materials found in the home to help prepare children for kindergarten. More
Kindergarten Readiness: Cognitive Skills
Kindergarten Readiness: Cognitive Skills - Videos Videos

Kindergarten Readiness: Cognitive Skills

Denise Continenza

7:19

This program addresses cognitive skills, the concepts that children should have a basic knowledge of upon entering school. More
Kindergarten Readiness: Is My Child Really Ready?
Kindergarten Readiness: Is My Child Really Ready? - Videos Videos
This final program provides guidance for parents and caregivers who have concerns about their child's level of "readiness" for school. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Eleven-Month-Old
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Eleven-Month-Old - Articles Articles
This article provides tips to help you care for your baby. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Twelve-Month-Old
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Twelve-Month-Old - Articles Articles
This article provides tips to help you care for your baby. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Nine-Month-Old
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Nine-Month-Old - Articles Articles
This article provides tips to help you care for your baby. More
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Five-Month-Old
ABCs of Growing Healthy Kids: Five-Month-Old - Articles Articles
This article provides tips for caring for your baby. More
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