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Environment, Safety & Wellness of Students

Environment, Safety & Wellness of Students21st CCLC


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.


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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 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.

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.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
Coping with Violence
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.

National Institutes of Health
Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!
This free program helps young people ages 11 to 13 better understand the complex media world and how it can influence their health. The curriculum includes 10 lessons that encourage youth to eat healthy, be active, and think critically about marketing messages. NIH provides free program materials and an on-demand webinar training to help facilitators successfully carry out the program, independently or in partnership with schools, afterschool programs, or other local youth-serving organizations.

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.