For Families

Early Childhood Resources (1-4 years)

Children in early childhood are between the ages of one and four years.  Below are a variety of educational resources for you to learn more about important health topics for your child such as vaccinations, learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and medicine safety. Click on the links below for more information.  

Medicine and Vaccine Resources

Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety: Real Facts Real Fast 

NAPNAP, in collaboration with McNeil Consumer Healthcare, developed and executed a national over-the-counter (OTC) medicine safety campaign providing expert advice to providers, teens and parents. Information is available through a microsite featuring several handouts to encourage safe dosing and usage of OTC medication. Go to http://www.realfactsrealfast.org/otc/ to check out the information now. Resources provided through the generous support of McNeil Consumer Healthcare.

Pediatric Medication Safety Education Toolkit

(Developed in partnership with American Academy of Nurse Practitioners)

Safety Matters: Pediatric Medication Safety includes educational material created to support education of parents and caregivers on medication safety. Young children are at great risk for medication errors. It is critical for parents and other caregivers to understand how to administer medications to young children safely and to secure medications. NAPNAP, in partnership with the AANP, provides this educational flipchart, supported by an educational grant from McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Copies of the flipcharts and accompanying tearsheets are available by order and electronic copies may be downloaded.

SAFETY MATTERS (PDF) - The online version of educational flipchart document is available for download. Only the patient view is included in this version.
SAFETY MATTERS TEARSHEET (PDF) - This two-page handout is used to reinforce key messages from the flipchart. It includes space for individualized notes.

Vaccinations for Children and Teens

Do You Know the Flu? Learn about common myths and the facts related to the flu. 

Vaccines for Kids & Teens: Find many resources related to pediatric vaccines. 

Safety Resources

Summer Safety Tips

Learn tips from the CDC about Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

Home Health & Safety Tips

Check out germ prevention and home safety tips to keep your family healthy and out of harm's way.

Be Prepared

NAPNAP has compiled a variety of resources related to being prepared for all types of disasters and ways to keep your family safe. Go to our Be Prepared webpage. 

Lead Safety

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resources: Make Your Home Lead-Safe for Your New BabyMake Your Home Lead-Safe for Your New Baby (Spanish)Regulations to Prevent Lead Poisoning

Child Car Safety

SaferCar.gov: Parents Central - How to Find the Right Car Seat for Your Child  

Behavioral Health Resources

CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early.

From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he/she plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern. Find a variety of resources at Learn the Signs. Act Early.

Learning Disabilities Navigator

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) launched the LD Navigator, a free comprehensive, online resource guide about learning difficulties and disabilities for parents and pediatric healthcare professionals. As recent studies have found that up to 20 percent of children have a learning difficulty or disability, the demand on pediatric healthcare professionals as the first source for professional screening, diagnosis and information has become an acute need.

Developed in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), the LD Navigator enables pediatric healthcare professionals and parents to navigate a child’s learning difficulty or disability. By delivering expert, evidence-based tools and strategies into the hands of those on the front lines of diagnosis and family support, the LD Navigator brings ready resources to busy pediatric nurse practitioners. Support for the LD Navigator was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation®.

Go to http://ldnavigator.ncld.org/ to learn more.

Children's Book Corner

Check out the Children's Book Corner, which provides a list of children's books written by PNPs that address a variety of children's health topics and illnesses.  

Other Age Group Resources