Top 5 Tips for Creating Healthy Eating Habits

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/25/17 9:00 AM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Children, Health & Nutrition

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Childhood obesity has become increasingly problematic over the years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of children struggling with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, and about one in five school-aged children today are considered obese. This can pose serious health risks including diabetes, heart disease, and asthma.

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Infographic: Promoting Healthy Habits

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/7/17 4:52 PM / by Child Care of Southwest Florida posted in Children, Behavior, Development, Health & Nutrition

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As children grow, it's important to promote good health both at school and at home. Exercising and eating healthy are things children can start practicing at an early age.

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5 Hidden Ingestible Dangers to Toddlers

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/18/16 2:38 PM / by Claudia Auger posted in Safety, Children, Health & Nutrition

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Do you know the most common dangers in the home for accidental ingestion by toddlers? See below for five of these items and suggestions on how to avoid them.

 

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4 Risks of Outdoor Play and How to Minimize Them

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/17/16 12:00 AM / by Claudia Auger posted in Outdoor Activities, Safety, Health & Nutrition

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A co-worker once told me a story about three children in his neighborhood playing with a venomous coral snake in a garage. The children were unsupervised, and were picking up the snake and shaking it. One child was poking it with a stick.

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5 Ways Early Learning Educators Promote Auditory  Engagement

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/26/16 12:03 AM / by Claudia Auger posted in Child Care, Teachers, Health & Nutrition

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While many learning centers and classrooms focus on visual environments like decorations and displays, some other learning centers have increasingly focused on creating hearing, or auditory engagement in their classrooms as well. Early learning centers that embrace senses outside of sight are able to engage early learners’ brains in ways that allow them to explore their creativity and curiosity. See below for five ways early learning centers promote auditory learning engagement for children.

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Doing Your Best to Avoid (or Reduce!) the Child Care Center Crud: 5 Questions to Ask your Child's Early Learning Center about Illness

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/19/16 3:37 PM / by Claudia Auger posted in Health & Nutrition

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Has your child ever come home from their early learning center with the dreaded “child care center crud”?  

While exposing your child to illnesses early can help them develop more immunities as they enter Elementary school, having your child become unnecessarily sick (and infecting your family!)

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4 Ideas for Introducing Nutritional Concepts to Early Learners

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/4/15 12:00 AM / by Claudia Auger posted in Child Care, Learning, Health & Nutrition

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With Halloween over, the holiday season is getting into full swing. While we’re probably thinking about all the delicious foods we’ll have for Thanksgiving and more, our early learners are continuing to develop associations with food, events, family, and friends.

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