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Title Model child care health policies / Susan S. Aronson, editor.
Imprint Elk Grove Village, Illinois : American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014.
Edition Fifth edition.

Subject Day care centers -- Standards -- Pennsylvania.
Children -- Health and hygiene -- Standards -- Pennsylvania.
Day care centers -- Health aspects.
Children -- Health and hygiene.
Child Care.
Alt Name Aronson, Susan S.,
American Academy of Pediatrics. Pennsylvania Chapter,
Description 1 online resource (xx, 229 pages pages) : illustrations
Edition Fifth edition.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Contents Admission/enrollment/attendance -- Supervision and provision of social-emotion supportive care -- Planned program, teaching, and guidance -- Nutrition, food handling, and feeding -- Physical activity and screen time -- Daytime sleeping, evening, nighttime, and drop-in care -- Sanitation and hygiene -- Environmental health -- Transportation (motor vehicle, bicycle/tricycle, or other wheeled toys), pedestrian safety, and field trips -- Health plan -- Care of children and staff members who are acutely ill or injured -- Security -- Emergencies and disasters -- Child abuse and neglect (child maltreatment) -- Smoking, prohibited substances, and weapons -- Human resources/personnel policies -- Design and maintenance of the physical plant and contents -- Review and revision of policies, plans, and procedures.
Front Cover; Inside Front Cover; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; Sources for This Edition ; What is a Child Care Health Policy? ; Use of Model Child Care Health Policies ; Developing Site-Specific Health and Safety Policies ; Format and Vocabulary for Model Policies ; Help to Improve and Update Model Child Care Health Policies; Section 1 Admission/Enrollment/Attendance; A. Admission ; 1. Diversity ; 2. Review and Signing of Program Policies ; 3. Admission Agreement ; B. Enrollment ; 1. Orientation ; 2. Forms, Confidentiality, and Required Information.
C. Attendance, Daily Record Keeping/Daily Health Checks 1. Daily Forms ; 2. Transition to Other Programs ; 3. Termination of Enrollment ; Section 2 Supervision and Provision of Social-Emotional Supportive Care ; A. Child:Staff Ratios, Group Size, and Staff Qualifications ; 1. Overall Supervision Requirements ; 2. Supervision During Nap Time ; 3. Ratios for Specific Activities ; B. Supervision of Children ; 1. Line of Sight and Hearing ; 2. Counting Children ; 3. Evaluation and Removal of Environmental Barriers to Supervision ; 4. Limits on Independence and Privacy.
5. Community Outreach and Involvement for School-aged Children 6. Active Supervision Measures ; 7. Mixed-Age Groups ; 8. Substitutes and Volunteers ; C. Supervision of Active (Large-Muscle) Play ; 1. Supervised Play ; 2. Counting Children at Timed Intervals ; D. Swimming, Wading, Gross Motor Water Play ; 1. Water Activities ; 2. Supervision of Large-Muscle Water Play ; E. Consultants and Child Care Health Advocate ; 1. Health Consultant ; 2. Health Advocate ; 3. Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant ; 4. Early Childhood Educational Consultant ; F. Family/Staff Communication.
1. Types of Communication 2. Frequency of Communications ; 3. Use of Documented Communications ; Section 3 Planned Program, Teaching, and Guidance ; A. Philosophy of Teaching, Guidance, and Behavior Management ; B. Permissible Methods for Teaching, Behavior Management, and Discipline ; 1. Teacher/Caregiver Interactions With Children ; 2. Coordinated Approach to Discipline ; 3. Handling Physical Aggression and Other Behaviors of Concern ; 4. Prohibited Behaviors ; C. Developmentally Appropriate Care ; 1. Routines for All Age Groups ; 2. Infants and Toddlers.
3. Preschool-aged Children D. Required Clothing for Children and Staff Members ; 1. Suitable Clothing ; 2. Footwear ; 3. Spare Clothing ; E. Transitions ; 1. Communications for Transitions ; 2. Advance Planning for Transitions ; Section 4 Nutrition, Food Handling, and Feeding ; A. Acceptable Food and Drink ; 1. Staff Role ; 2. Beverages ; 3. Fruits and Vegetables ; 4. Meat and Meat Alternatives ; 5. Grain and Bread ; B. Food Brought From Home ; 1. Informing Families About Acceptable Foods ; 2. Supplementation of Food Brought From Home.
Summary Handy guide to foster adoption and implementation of best practices for health and safety in group care settings for young children.
Note English.
ISBN 9781581108309 (electronic bk.)
1581108303 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 880459109
Additional Format Print version: Model child care health policies. 5th edition. [Elk Grove Village, Illinois] : American Academy of Pediatrics : Early Childhood Education Linkage System, [2014] 9781581108262 (DLC) 2013939547 (OCoLC)882246342

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