Green Meadow School administrator, daycare staff, and teachers participated in the 9th Annual Health and Safety Training at the Charley’s Cabaret of the Pacific Islands Club Saipan last March.
Sponsored by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs’ Child Care & Development Fund and Commonwealth Health Care Corp.’s Maternal & Child Health Bureau, the training was divided into four parts: Oral Health for Infants and Young Children; Introduction to the use of ASQ (Age Stages Questionnaires) Developmental Screening Tracker; Secondhand Smoke/Tobacco Cessation Services/CNMI Tobacco Laws; and Sudden Infant Death Prevention.
One of the resource speakers, Dr. Angelica Sabino, emphasized the importance of having a healthy oral care practice. with good health starting in one’s mouth. She also explained that pregnant women must always practice good oral hygiene for the baby’s health.
Another resource speaker, Danielle Su, talked about the importance of ASQ, a tool that can help parents keep track of their child’s developmental milestones.
Hannah Isabel Shai discussed the harmful effects of tobacco on one’s health, while Russell Mae Marquez shared information on preventing sudden infant death and explained safe sleep practices for babies.
“This training is very important to ensure the protection and wellbeing of our babies and children. Through this training, we were able to learn ways to reduce or prevent accidents involving children at our daycare and school. This training will help us provide better quality care to our children,” said Melanie Din, who takes care of toddlers and infants at GMS Chalan Kiya daycare center. (PR)