New for Head Starts: single resource for helping acheive mandated Performance Standards

HANOVER PARK, IL, — May 18, 2009 — School Health Corporation, one of the oldest medical supply companies focused on the elementary school market, recently launched a single source publication for Head Starts and early childhood programs at the recent National Head Start Association (NHSA) Conference in Orlando, Fla., and the National Louis Leadership Connection Conference was held in Wheeling, Ill.

The Early Childhood Health & Wellness Catalog is specifically designed to help early childhood programs achieve the national Performance Standards established by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. The Early Childhood Health & Wellness Catalog offers medical products and early care screening/assessment tools in one resource that can help fulfill mandated requirements. 

“The development of this catalog could not have been accomplished without the help and guidance of some the leading early childhood specialists in the industry,” said Susan Rogers, President of School Health Corporation. “We are truly thankful and honored that they have dedicated their time and guidance to serve on our advisory board and to help us develop one of the most innovative resources for the early childhood market available today.”

The Early Childhood Health & Wellness Catalog is just one component in a series of initiatives School Health plans to implement for the early childhood market. For more than 50 years, School Health has demonstrated its commitment to the elementary school nurse market through consultation, education and participation at conferences. School Health plans to do the same type of commitment for early childhood. The company is developing an e-commerce site that will also include best practice stories, e-learning programs that early childhood experts can access 24/7 and an e-newsletter. 

School Health Corporation is one of the leading suppliers of medical supplies and equipment to school nurses, athletic trainers and other specialty healthcare professionals. More than 60,000 schools count on School Health for their medical supply needs. The company, which offers one-stop shopping for more than 7,000 products, provides a comprehensive Service and Calibration Department to repair and maintain the vision and hearing screening instruments and other medical devices they sell. With orders picked, packed and shipped within 24 hours, School Health Corporation maintains a high satisfaction rate from its customers.

The NHSA’s 36th conference theme, Beyond the Boundaries: New Approaches and New Strategies, focused on topics essential for improving the quality of early childhood education and care. The NHSA is a private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families. It represents more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 2,600 Head Start programs in the United States. 

The McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National-Louis University focused its annual leadership connection conference on programs designed to enhance the management skills and professional orientation of early childhood administrators. National-Louis University provides access to quality higher education that nurtures opportunity for students through innovative teaching, scholarship, community engagement and service excellence.

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