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Environment, Safety & Wellness of Students21st CCLC

ARTICLES

Positive Guidance and Discipline for After School Programs
This resource for professional development covers why students misbehave, assessing the environment, strategies, scenarios, opportunity for processing, preventing misbehavior and evaluation feedback.

Research Based Recommendations To Improve Child Nutrition in School and Out-of-School Time Programs
This brief discusses healthy diets in elementary and middle school, summarizes current guidelines for child nutrition, and provides information for schools and out-of-school time programs about how to measure child nutrition.

WEBSITES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Seasonal flu information for schools and childcare providers includes everyday preventative actions, school-located vaccination information, guidance materials, school materials and posters. 
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/index.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Handwashing
http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/
Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. This website provides information about when to wash hands and the right way to wash hands.

Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network
This website offers resources for providing positive guidance and discipline for afterschool programs.
http://www1.cyfernet.org/onlinepd/11-08-posguid.html

Fifth Grade Teachers Try a New Style at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News
This article describes how team fifth grade teachers implemented a hemispheric style of teaching, encouraging students to use and develop both sides of the brain. 
http://articles.dailypress.com/2010-02-21/news/dp-local_nodesks_0222feb22_1_brain-fifth-grade-teachers-students

National Association for the Education of Young Children
Online resources for parents, teachers, and others working with young children about coping with violence and talking to young children about tragedies they learn about in the media.
http://www.naeyc.org/content/coping-school-shooting

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
The Child Care Licensing Index provides links to types of licenses, parent information, general information about child care licensing and helpful resources for child care programs. 
http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_childcare_childcareindex.aspx