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1/17/2017

EMIS Newsflash – January 17, 2017

Reminder: ODE ITC EMIS Trainings for January


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. 
 


1/13/2017

New Child Licensing and Quality Rating System launches on Jan. 30

Preschool and school age child care programs that the Ohio Department of Education oversees will use a new program licensing and quality rating system beginning on Monday, Jan. 30.
 
The new system allows external users to control and maintain who in their organization has access. To be ready for the Jan. 30 launch, please set up roles now for those in your district or school who work with these programs. Click here for instructions.

For general questions regarding the new system or setting OEDS roles, please contact the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness at (614) 752-1151 or or email OELSR.licensing@education.ohio.gov for preschool or SACC licensing role questions or SUTQ@education.ohio.gov for Step Up To Quality role questions.


1/12/2017

Blizzard Bags offer Fun Reading Activities for Winter

Most of us are hoping for only light snow this winter, but INFOhio is helping prepare for the worst with INFOhio’s Blizzard Bags for K-12.


1/12/2017

CFOC3 Standard on Safe Sleep Updated

The National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW) has updated the Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition (CFOC3) standard regarding safe sleep practices.

The updated 
CFOC3 Standard 3.1.4.1: Safe Sleep Practices and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)/SIDS Risk Reduction is based on the updated policy statement from the AAP.


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