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DHEC Issues New COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Providers

On August 23, 2021 the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control issued new interim guidance for child care providers on managing COVID-19 cases. Download a printable copy of this document

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Children’s Vision

Children’s vision has a huge impact on their development and ability to thrive. According to the CDC, approximately 6.8% of children younger than 18 years in the United States have a diagnosed eye and vision condition. Nearly 3 percent of children younger than 18 years are blind or visually impaired, defined as having trouble seeing […]


Don’t Forget Your Flu Shot!

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is joining with state and national partners in emphasizing how critical it is for individuals to stay as healthy as possible during this global pandemic. One such action is getting your flu shot.  “This year, this may be the most important flu shot of your […]

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Take the Quiz – SIDS Awareness

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness month. SIDS is defined by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development as sudden death of an infant < 1 year of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation. Though the exact cause of SIDS is unknown, there are steps you can take […]


Take the Quiz: Poison Prevention

On the American Academy of Pediatrics site, they note that many of the approximately 3 million people who swallow or come into contact with a poisonous substance are children under the age of 5. Poison danger can be found in many settings at home and in child care. Nurse Sue has put together a quiz […]

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Take the Quiz: Baby Teeth

It’s really the tooth, the whole tooth: good oral hygiene starts at birth and can help your child’s academic success. A study conducted at the University of North Carolina found “Children with poorer oral health status were more likely to experience dental pain, miss school, and perform poorly in school. These findings suggest that improving […]

Take the Quiz: What Would You Do?

The latest health quiz for child care providers from our health consultant, Nurse Sue, focuses on safety and first aid situations providers may encounter in their day to day work. Take the quiz and let us know in the comments how you did! Loading… Download a copy of the quiz to share at your center

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Take the Quiz: Car Safety in Summer

Each summer we hear the terrible stories in the news about children dying because they were left unattended in a hot vehicle. It is a tragedy that knows no racial, social, or educational boundaries. This month’s health quiz looks at some of the risks and how you can avoid them. Download a copy of this […]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Download a printable copy of this quiz to share with others Resources for Parents: Parental Stress Line offers free anonymous phone support, 24/7 | 1-800-632-8188 Parents Helping Parents | 1-800-632-8188 All Babies Cry | booklet for parents Period of Purple Crying | website from National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

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Take the Quiz: Dental Health

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Think you know what’s important to help your children build a smile that will last a lifetime? Take Nurse Sue’s monthly health quiz and find out.