Health & Resources
This page contains health-related information, especially forms related to severe allergies, asthma, sunscreen and diaper cream. If you have any suggestions about information that would be useful to Bodel parents, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Center at 203-785-3829.
We are providing the forms below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If you have any trouble downloading or printing the forms, please contact the Center.
If your child has a severe allergy that could require the use of an EpiPen or Benadryl, please fill out the following forms and file them with the Center. For your convenience, we also provide you with a checklist of the forms on severe allergies.
If your child has asthma, please complete the following forms and filing with the Center. For your convenience, we also provide you with a checklist of the asthma forms.
Sun Safety Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Babies under 6 months:
- The two main recommendations from the AAP to prevent sunburn are to avoid sun exposure, and dress infants in lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and brimmed hats that shade the neck to prevent sunburn. However when adequate clothing and shade are not available, parents can apply a minimal amount of suncreen with at least 15 SPF (sun protection factor) to small areas, such as the infant's face and the back of the hands. If an infant gets sunburn, apply cold compresses to the affected area.
For All Other Children:
- The first, and best, line of defense against the sun is covering up. Wear a hat with a three-inch brim or a bill facing forward, sunglasses (look for sunglasses that block 99-100% of ultraviolet rays), and cotton clothing with a tight weave.
- Stay in the shade whenever possible, and limit sun exposure during the peak intensity hours - between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- On both sunny and cloudy days use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater that protects against UVB and UVA rays.
- Be sure to apply enough sunscreen - about one ounce per sitting for a young adult.
- Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.
- Use extra caution near water and sand (and even snow!) as they reflect UV rays and may result in sunburn more quickly.
According to State statutes, no child may be admitted to a licensed child care program or school without proof of immunization or statement of exemption:
- Early Childhood Health Assessment Record (for children ages birth-5)
- Health Assessment Record (for children ages 5 and older)
- Religious Exemption Certification Statement
- Medical Exemption Certification Statement
- State of Connecticut Immunization Schedule for Day Care
Phyllis Bodel Childcare Center Healthy Eating Guidelines (Information from Nemours Health & Prevention Services, Best Practices for Healthy Eating: A Guide to Help Children Grow Up Healthy)