As a childcare provider, you care for our children everyday. May is the month to spend a little time taking care of yourself. The American Heart Institute has designated May as High Blood Pressure Education month. Visit the links below for information about knowing your numbers, blood pressure facts, sign and symptoms of high blood pressure, and resources available.
American Heart Association:
Consequences of High Blood Pressure:
Independence Health Department offers the following health promotion classes to the children at child care centers in Independence. Each class is 30 minutes in length. Contact Suzanne Meyer at email@example.com to schedule class or for any questions.
Organ Wise Guys
Encourages and promotes exercise and nutrition for children of all ages. The website provides free resources for teachers.
Spikes Poison Prevention
Missouri Poison Center’s website offers free resources and games that can be used in a classroom center to educate children and parents about the importance of keeping medications safely stored.
Lana Preschool Program
This preschool program teaches children that nutrition is fun and easy! Child care centers can find free tools and activities on their website.
The Independence Fire Department and Fire Facts offers educational programs and resources for child care centers to use to teach children about fire safety.
These websites will provide information and resources about the 5 food groups that are needed for nutritious and healthy meals for the growing child.
Independence Health Department offers the AHA Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid classes for child care providers who work in Independence. Each student must purchase and bring the 2015 AHA Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid student workbook to the class. These can be purchased online from WorldPoint, Laedral, or Channing Bete. There are a limited number of classes available during the year, but additional classes can be found at http://www.moworkshopcalendar.org/ or http://www.heart.org/.
For additional information about upcoming classes, call Suzanne Meyer at 325-7320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 9, 2017
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9 a.m. Influenza for Child Care Providers
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11 a.m. TBD
Classes are free, but you must register online through the MO Workshop, Calendar, http://www.moworkshopcalendar.org/. Class topics may change based on speaker availability. Participants will need a MOPD ID to register for classes. If you need a MOPD ID, this can be done by going online to the Open Initiative website, https://www.openinitiative.org/, look to the right side of the page, and click on “Request a MOPD ID.” Once you get your MOPD ID, you can register for classes on the MO Workshop Calendar.
For more information about any of these classes, please contact Suzanne Meyer at 816-325-7320 or email@example.com.
Everyone is in a hurry. You may be tempted to leave your child in the car for "just a minute" while you run into the store. DON'T DO IT! There are very real dangers for children left alone in a vehicle including:
For more information, visit Children's Trust Fund of Missouri.