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Happy 2020

We wish you all a Happy New Year and hope you had at least a few restful and enjoyable holidays. 

As we enter a new decade, making a New Year's resolution may seem even more daunting than usual. Surveys have shown that more than half of us have forgotten about our resolutions by the end of February. What makes a resolution stick? The author of the book Change: How to Overcome it and Unlock the Potential in You, developmental psychologist Lisa Lahey, suggests striving for more adaptive types of changes rather than technical ones, i.e. instead of saying " I will lose weight" say "I will eat a little less food at dinner time." Instead of saying "I will help combat climate change" say "I will put cloth bags in my car and remember to use them." Be successful making one small change before adding another. Practical, easy-to-accomplish tasks are the ones most likely to last ... at least until spring!  
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Our Health and Safety Classes are now available to everyone regardless of county of residence.  

The Child Care Health Outreach Program classes include some of the most up-to-date, credible health and safety classes in Washington State. They are developed and reviewed by professional child care health consultants including a public health nurse, environmental health and behavior health specialists, and a registered dietitian nutritionist. All of the classes are open to anyone wishing information on many health and safety topics or who would like Washington State STARS credits for child care providers. 

A fee of $10.00 per STARS credit will now be charged. Classes will continue to be at no cost if STARS credits/certificate are NOT desired. Most of our online classes provide 2 STARS credits and will cost $20.00 each. Look for new class topics this year. 

We apologize for any inconvenience or hardship this change may cause some of our Snohomish County Child Care Providers. Remember that child care providers are able to apply for reimbursement through DCYF up to $250.00 once each year.
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This Month's Featured Classes

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Stress Management for Child Care Providers

The class identifies stressors child care providers experience and suggests ways to manage these stressors. In this course, you will learn about the impacts of personal stress, job stress, burnout, and secondary trauma and how to identify and manage sources of stress by adopting coping skills and self-care practices. 

Preparing for the flu

Preparing for the Flu

Harm from influenza disproportionately affects young children. This class provides both basic and advanced information regarding influenza. In this class, participants will identify the difference between flu and other viruses it may be confused with, learn about how seasonal influenza is different from pandemic influenza, and find new strategies to avoid influenza illness. We’ll cover everything from the virus that causes flu to the global impact of influenza pandemics.

Contact Information

Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Ste. 104, Everett, WA  98201

Program Phone:  425.252.5415


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The Child Care Health Outreach Program staff are available to consult with you on these and other health, safety, and nutrition topics by phone, by email, or at your child care. 

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