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1/13/2017

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

As you may regularly witness first-hand, birth defects can have far-reaching effects on the lives of children and families. While many unknown factors can play a role in the occurrence of birth defects, infection prevention is one of the simple steps we can all work together on.

Print out “Prevent to Protect Prevent Infections for Baby’s Protection” to raise awareness of the connection between infections and birth defects. 

Resources to support your conversations with families are available through the BrightFutures.org and HealthyChildren.org websites. 
 


1/5/2017

Trauma-informed Care Summit | May 1-2, 2017

Save the Date: Trauma-informed Care Summit | May 1-2, 2017

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11/16/2016

Preschoolers included in McKinney-Vento

The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that all children and youth, including preschoolers, have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education, as non-homeless children and youth. See more at the Ohio Department of Education's McKinney-Vento Resources for Awareness.


8/29/2016

5 Ways to Help Your Child Start the School Year Right

Each year as summer draws to a close, teachers, parents, and students alike all begin their back to school preparations. Whether you are sending your child off to Pre-K for the first time, readying a classroom for a new set of students, or attending your freshman year of college, there's a lot to prepare for. Check out these resources that can help make sure you are ready to make this school year one of the best.


3/7/2016

Competition promotes innovative fitness curriculum

Jake Steinfeld, fitness expert and chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, has selected the state of Ohio to kick off its National Fitness Champion campaign to help fight childhood obesity.