Information for Child Care Providers about Asthma
Asthma is a serious and sometimes life-threatening chronic disease that affects the health and quality of life of 25 million Americans, including 7 million children. Poor and minority children are more likely to have asthma and their health outcomes are worse. Black children are twice as likely to be hospitalized and four times as likely to die from asthma as white children.
Allergens and irritants in child care and other indoor settings play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. The tools in this section provide information on how to reduce children's exposure to common asthma triggers including secondhand smoke, dust mites, molds, cockroaches, and other pests.
- Asthma: Publications and Resources
- Asthma-Friendly Childcare Exit
- Asthma in Child Care Facilities Exit
- Asthma Information for Child Care Providers Exit
- Health and Safety E-News for Caregivers and Teachers: Asthma Exit
- Lung Diseases: Asthma Exit
- Model Asthma Plan in Child Care Exit
- Asthma Resource Toolkit - Starter Kit Exit
- Child Care, from Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey (English Version), (Spanish Version) Exit
- Ten Steps for an Asthma Friendly Child Care Environment (English Version), (Spanish Version) Exit
- Steps to Follow for an Asthma Episode in the Child Care Setting (PDF)(1 pp, 328 K, About PDF) Exit