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Take the Quiz – SIDS Awareness

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness month. SIDS is defined by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development as sudden death of an infant < 1 year of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation. Though the exact cause of SIDS is unknown, there are steps you can take […]


Take the Quiz: Poison Prevention

On the American Academy of Pediatrics site, they note that many of the approximately 3 million people who swallow or come into contact with a poisonous substance are children under the age of 5. Poison danger can be found in many settings at home and in child care. Nurse Sue has put together a quiz […]

Take the Quiz: What Would You Do?

The latest health quiz for child care providers from our health consultant, Nurse Sue, focuses on safety and first aid situations providers may encounter in their day to day work. Take the quiz and let us know in the comments how you did! Loading… Download a copy of the quiz to share at your center

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Take the Quiz: Dental Health

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Think you know what’s important to help your children build a smile that will last a lifetime? Take Nurse Sue’s monthly health quiz and find out.

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Prenatal Care: The Very First Step

Descargue esta información en Español Even before our children enter the world we can make choices that will help them grow up healthy and successful. There is so much advice out there: “Eat this.” “Don’t eat that!” Pregnant women are bombarded with Dos and Don’ts. It’s hard to keep it all straight. Here are the […]

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Take the Quiz: Toy Safety

The annual Trouble in Toyland report, issued by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group with the support of local health partners such as Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, serves to warn consumers about dangerous or potentially deadly toys on the market each year. Many parents are aware of this list and avoid purchasing these products, but […]

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Smile! February is Dental Health Month

In honor of Dental Health Month, our health quiz is all about teeth, and how to keep them healthy right from the start. Think you know what’s up in our mouths? Test your knowledge. For lots more resources about oral health for families, please visit the American Dental Association’s MouthHealthy website. Download a printable version […]


Take the Quiz: Whooping Cough 101

More than 24,000 new cases of Whooping Cough are reported annually in the U.S., yet only 83% of children under the age of 3 have been fully vaccinated against it(source: CDC). Do you know what it takes to protect your family from this harmful disease? Take this quick quiz adapted from Nurse Sue(Child Care Nurse […]

Take the Quiz – Protect Your Skin

Do you know what it takes to protect yourself and the children in your care from painful sunburns and damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation that can cause skin cancers in later life? Take this quick quiz adapted from Nurse Sue(Child Care Nurse Consultant Susanna Watson)’s July newsletter and find out. Download Nurse Sue’s July newsletter as […]

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A Healthy Start

We have long known about the school readiness benefits of early childhood education. Children who are in high-quality child care programs, especially those with additional family supports, have better educational outcomes than their peers who have not had those experiences. Studies like the Perry Preschool Project have even shown that these early interventions contribute to […]