Resource Library for Parents – Health/Nutrition/Safety/Child Development Information and Links

Staying healthy and safe is such a vital part of a child’s development.  Below are some resources to help parents connect with information and resources that will help them to keep their child healthy, safe, and ready to learn:

Yale University Covid-19 Study

American Academy of Pediatrics: Covid-19 Transmission and Children: The Child is Not To Blame

Washington State Department of Health: https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/Flu/MaterialsandResources#health

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/data.aspx

Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) – Flu Vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-2018.pdf

CDC- Travel Advisories: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/china#travel-notices

CDC – Child Development Screening: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/screening.html

Nutrition.gov information center for children: https://www.nutrition.gov/subject/life-stages/children

ParentHelp 123 WA state food services, benefits programs, and resources: http://www.parenthelp123.org/child-development/child-development-screening-public

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: http://www.aapd.org/advocacy/dentalhome/

American Dental Association – Find a Dentist: https://findadentist.ada.org

KidsHealth – Finding a Pediatrician: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/find-ped.html

American Academy of Pediatrics Health/Safety Resources: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx

Preschool-age Growth & Development Milestones (Physical Skills, Social Skills, Cognitive Skills) –  https://www.healthychildren.org/english/ages-stages/preschool/pages/default.aspxP

Grade school-age Growth & Development – https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/Pages/default.aspx

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Resources (children over 3 years of age):

https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/special-education/program-improvement/technical-assistance/child-find

https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/testing/state-testing-overview/washington-kindergarten-inventory-developing-skills-wakids/wakids-whole-child-assessment

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Resources (children under 3 years of age): https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/child-development-supports/esit

Washington Communities for Children (WCFC): https://www.washingtoncfc.org/

Carseat/Booster Seat Safety: https://sammamishmontessori.com/use-the-right-kind-of-car-seat-or-booster-seat-and-use-it-correctly/

Fostering Healthy Family Relationships: https://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-living/healthy-home/7-ways-improve-family-communication/

Potty-training Tips: https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/potty-training/tips/potty-training-tips/

Bed-Wetting: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/enuresis.html

Thank you for keeping your child home if he/she has:

  • A fever of 100ºF or greater
  • Diarrhea (3 or more watery stools within the last 24 hours or any bloody stool).
  • Vomiting (2 or more times in past 24 hours)
  • An earache
  • A headache
  • Signs of irritability or confusion
  • A sore throat
  • A rash
  • Fatigue that limits participation in daily activities
  • Communicable diseases in the contagious stage (see Parent Handbook).
To avoid spreading illness to other students or teachers, a child who is ill will be taken to the First Aid area in the office and kept separate from other children while parents are called and asked to come to pick up. If your child is sent home because of illness, please keep him/her home at least the following day to rest and recover and to avoid spreading illness to others at the school. A child must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications in order to return to school.
And, remember to keep yourself healthy by getting plenty of rest, eating nutritious foods, washing your hands frequently, modeling how to cover your cough/sneeze etc.  Healthy parents are important too!
Thank you.

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If you find another resource you believe would be good to share, please suggest it by emailing hilary@sammamishmontessori.com.  Thank you!  Together we can all stay healthier and help support our children’s development.

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