Preschool Childcare Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Learning Junk Food in School: Advertising to Kids

    Learning Junk Food in School: Advertising to Kids

    Some of our children’s food choices are made at home – but as they grow, many are made in childcare or at school. We need our schools and daycare centers to be working with us, not against us in teaching children to enjoy healthy amounts of good food, cultivating Nutritional Intelligence. About half of all […]

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  • How Green is your Childcare?

    How Green is your Childcare?

    As parents, we consider many factors when selecting a childcare situation for our children – among them cost, convenience, philosophy, hours and the ratio of caregivers to kids. But how many of us give a thought to environmental health? We should, because young children’s developing bodies are very susceptible to chemical exposures.

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  • Superbugs at School (and Preschool)

    Superbugs at School (and Preschool)

    MRSA infections now kill more Americans than does HIV/AIDS, according to a CDC report in the October 17, 2007 Journal of the American Medical Association. Most of these infections are in adults over age 65, but infections with resistant bacteria are on the rise, even among healthy children. The important bacteria for parents to know […]

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  • Physical Activity at Preschool

    Physical Activity at Preschool

    Healthy kids 3 to 5 years old thrive best with at least 120 minutes a day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Most people think of preschoolers as high-activity kids, but the current obesity epidemic prompted researchers to measure preschool physical activity levels, just to be sure. This generation of school-age kids is the most sedentary […]

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  • Day Care and Colds -- Good News!

    Day Care and Colds — Good News!

    On average, kids in day care during the first three years of their lives get about twice as many colds as their peers during those years. But each time a child fights off a cold, she develops immunity to that virus.

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  • When Are Kids Too Sick to Attend Daycare?

    When Are Kids Too Sick to Attend Daycare?

    “I’m sorry, but your child can’t come back to daycare until she starts antibiotics.” Statements like this led to a study that was published in the February 2000 issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. The report concluded that directors of child care centers, in their wonderful efforts to protect children, often exclude sick […]

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  • Sick Children in Day Care

    Sick Children in the Daycare Setting

    What is your opinion on Fifth’s Disease? Should children be sent home with this? We call parents to pick them up, but parents say some doctors are saying that children with this disease should be able to remain in…

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