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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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
Program Demonstrations: Pesticide Look-alike Presentation
Program Demonstrations: Pesticide Look-alike Presentation - Videos Videos
Penn State Pesticide Education Program brings you an informative video on the importance of storing pesticides properly. 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
The Odorless, Colorless Risk
The Odorless, Colorless Risk - Articles Articles
Did you know there is an odorless, colorless gas called radon that can also cause lung cancer? More
School IPM
School IPM - Articles Articles
School IPM is everybody’s business because nothing is more important than the health of our children. More
Shaw Middle School and Service Learning Project
Shaw Middle School and Service Learning Project - Articles Articles
Pest presence in schools is not only a health hazard, but is also very distracting and can lower morale in both staff and students. 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
Playing it Safe with Treated Lumber
Playing it Safe with Treated Lumber - Articles Articles
Some structures like playground, picnic tables, and outside benches may be hazardous to children’s health depending on the materials used and when built. More
IPM and Parents
IPM and Parents - Articles Articles
Every Pennsylvania school is required to use IPM to manage pests on school grounds. More
Pennsylvania House Bill 1289 (Act 36)
Pennsylvania House Bill 1289 (Act 36) - Articles Articles
Pennsylvania's Act 36 of 2002 amended the Public School code of 1949 by adding to section 772.1, Notification of Pesticide Treatments at Schools. 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
It's Time to get Crafty!
It's Time to get Crafty! - Articles Articles
Some craft materials may contain toxic ingredients that can trigger allergies, asthma, headaches, and nausea when they are used or stored around children. More
IPM in Schools: Background
IPM in Schools: Background - Articles Articles
PA state legislation requires schools to use an IPM approach, to notify parents when pesticides would be sprayed and post signs in highly visible places. 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
IPM for Childcare Centers: Inspecting Your Facility Inside and Out
IPM for Childcare Centers: Inspecting Your Facility Inside and Out - Videos Videos
This video depicts a thorough IPM inspection (inside and outside areas) of a childcare center conducted by a trained IPM professional. More
IPM for Child Care and Early Learning Environments
IPM for Child Care and Early Learning Environments - Articles Articles
Creating healthy indoor environments for children includes careful consideration of children's behavior. More
IPM for Childcare Centers: Hows and Whys to Doing an IPM Inspection
IPM for Childcare Centers: Hows and Whys to Doing an IPM Inspection - Videos Videos
This video demonstrates an indoor inspection, what to look for during an inspection and why. It also offers recommendations to minimize and prevent pest problems. More
Hey, What's That Under the Sink?
Hey, What's That Under the Sink? - Articles Articles
It only takes one second for children to get into the cabinet under the sink, where you store the cleaning products and pesticides. More
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