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GMS completes health and safety training

(Press Release) — Green Meadow School administrator, daycare staff, and teachers participated in the 9th Annual Health and Safety Training held at Pacific Islands Club-Charley’s Cabaret in March.

Sponsored by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs-Child Care & Development Fund and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation-Maternal & Child Health Bureau, the training was divided into four parts: Oral Health for Infants and Young Children; Introduction to the use of ASQ 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 healthy oral care practice. She said that our health starts in our mouth. She also explained that pregnant women must always observe practicing good oral hygiene for the baby’s health benefit.

Green Meadow School administrator, daycare staff and teachers pose with the resource speakers in the health and safety training held at PIC-Charley’s Cabaret last month.  GMS photoGreen Meadow School administrator, daycare staff and teachers pose with the resource speakers in the health and safety training held at PIC-Charley’s Cabaret last month. GMS photo

Danielle Su, another resource speaker, talked about the importance of Age Stages Questionnaires. ASQ is a tool that can help the parents keep track of their child’s developmental milestones.

The two other speakers, Hannah Isabel Shai and Russell Mae Marquez, provided insights on their respective fields. Shai discussed the harmful effects of tobacco to our health, while 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 well-being 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.