On February 10, 2017, you received a memorandum that contained inaccurate information about Ohio’s plans to no longer allow families to cite reasons of conscience for declining immunizations. The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify how the Ohio Department of Education, in close coordination with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, will address reasons of conscience over the coming months
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Building on prior successful partnerships to promote early brain and language development and early STEM education, today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services are joining with Too Small to Fail to release a Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children Toolkit on social and emotional development. All of the resources feature examples of simple actions to take, some of which caregivers might be doing already, such as maintaining consistent routines for young children.
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.