Caring for Our Children (CFOC), Special Collection, Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs
Tips for Keeping Children Safe: A Developmental Guide
Extension Alliance with the USDA Institute of Food and Agriculture, multiple links about health, safety and nutrition.
NPR Article and ACES questionnaire
State of CT. Child Health Assessment Record
My Plate (Nutritional Information and activities)
Zero to Three: multiple links regarding infant toddler mental health
HealthyChildren.org: Health and Nutrition information such as the 2 articles listed below and much more. Is Your Baby Hungry or Full?
Responsive Feeding Explained
Toddler Nutrition articles
Rehab Mart (where you can buy assistive devices for feeding)
Adaptive Feeding Devices
Multiple links to a huge variety of screening tools
Head Start: I am Moving, I am Learning
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a comprehensive site with resources that are organized by the age of the children and by topic.
The Infants & Toddlers (0-3) site is and the Children (4-11) site is CT Shares
A Pinterest page with healthy, safety and nutrition links…some DAP, some not.
Keeping Children with Disabilities Safe
Finding the right information and learning about the kinds of risks children might face at different ages is often not easy for parents of children with disabilities. Each child is different – and the general recommendations that are available to keep children safe should be tailored to fit your child’s skills and abilities. This site offers steps and suggestions that may be helpful for families and caregivers.
Essentials for Childhood: Violence Prevention
Faces of Child Abuse
The Child and Adult Care Food Program page of the Institute of Child Nutrition
This is a very dense website but well worth exploring as it has a lot of resources for instructors as well as students and parents.
The Food and Allergy Organization
Information from the CDC on violence prevention with a corresponding video
UNICEF How to Feed Your Child With Care. (9 min.) This video can be watched with the sound off to ask students what strategies they see for “feeding with care.”
Lunch at the Nursery | Laser Learning (6 min) (also can be viewed with the sound off)
TED TALK by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
Includes and ACES graphic and
Feeding a Child With Special Needs, Golisano Children’s Hospital
Scenarios for Child Abuse and Neglect: Some scenarios have older ages but can be adapted to the age group you work with.
Feed To Succeed Podcasts
Multiple Health Podcasts
Webinar: Let’s Eat Together: Responsive Feeding Practices in Early Intervention (90 minutes)
An annotated list of Picture Books about health, safety and nutrition
A video of Grow Strong: A Book of Healthy Habits