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How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting?Children with asthma need proper support in child-care settings to keep their asthma under control and be fully active. Use the questions below to find out how well your child-care setting assists children with asthma:
If the answer to any question is "no," children in your child-care setting may be facing obstacles to controlling their asthma. Uncontrolled asthma can hinder a child's attendance, participation, and progress in school. Child-care staff, health professionals, and parents can work together to remove obstacles and promote children's health and development.
Contact the organizations listed for information about asthma and helpful ideas for making school policies and practices more asthma-friendly. Federal and State laws are in place to help children with asthma.
Asthma can be controlled; expect nothing less.
Resources for Parents and Child-Care StaffNational Asthma Education and Prevention Program
Telephone: (301) 592 - 8573
Telephone: (800) 878 - 4403 or (703) 641 - 9595
Telephone: (800) 822 - ASMA or (414) 272 - 6071
American Academy of Pediatrics
Telephone: (972) 243 - 2272
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
American Lung Association
Telephone: (800) 7 - ASTHMA or (202) 466 - 7643
Educational Planning for Students with Asthma and Other Chronic Health Conditions
Telephone: (617) 965 - 9637
and Infectious Diseases
Office of Communications and Public Liaison
Telephone: (301) 402 - 1663
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Special thanks to members of and consultants to the NAEPP School Asthma Education Subcommittee, representing the following organizations, for their contributions in developing this document: Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc.; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; American Academy of Pediatrics; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; American Association for Respiratory Care; American Lung Association; American Medical Association; American Public Health Association; American School Health Association; Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Healthy Kids: The Key to Basics; National Association of Elementary School Principals; National Association of School Nurses; National Education Association Health Information Network; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; National School Boards Association, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.