Asthma-Friendly Childcare Centers Recognized

The Florida Asthma Coalition recently recognized three Orange County childcare centers as Asthma-Friendly Childcare Centers. The Callahan, Denton Johnson and John Bridges Head Start Centers, all received Bronze level recognition for educating staff, increasing asthma awareness and taking steps to make their Head Start Centers more asthma-friendly.

The Callahan Center is at 101 N. Parramore, Orlando; Denton Johnson Center is at 400 Ruffle St., Eatonville, and the John Bridges Center is at 445 W. 13th St., Apopka.

Orange County Health Department, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health Asthma Prevention and Control Program and the American Lung Association in Florida, has been working to help childcare centers become more asthma-friendly. The Asthma-Friendly Childcare Center Project is a local project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and endorsed and recognized by the Florida Asthma Coalition. This project provides the opportunity for ALL childcare center staff to receive free on-line training.

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