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Nicole Garro, MPH

Nicole Garro, MPH
Nikki Garro is Director of Early Childhood Health Programs at Child Care Aware® of America. Prior to joining CCAoA, Ms. Garro has over 20 years of experience working to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations, with a particular focus on child health.

Recent Posts

Health Insurance Open Enrollment for Early Childhood Educators Closes Soon

By Nicole Garro, MPH on January 09, 2023

Topics: Health & Safety

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Preventing Respiratory Illnesses in Young Children

By Nicole Garro, MPH on December 06, 2022

You may have noticed news about increased rates of sickness among young children.  In particular, there have been increased rates for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza (flu) and COVID-19, as COVID-19 prevention efforts have shifted away from using masks and many people are spending more time in settings with more people than they had over the last couple of years. This has left us with increased rates of illness and hospitalization among young children. Child care programs are experts in disease prevention and have led the way in implementing disinfection and handwashing and monitoring children for illness.  It is more important than ever to continue efforts to reduce transmission of illness in child care settings.  

Topics: Best Practices, Health & Safety, emergency preparedness

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Update:  COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

By Nicole Garro, MPH on June 23, 2022

Topics: Health & Safety

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Supporting Families and Child Care Programs During the Formula Shortage

By Nicole Garro, MPH on May 27, 2022

Over the past several months there have been shortages in availability of infant formula due to product recalls and supply chain issues.  The shortage has placed families and many child care programs in a very stressful situation as they work to ensure young children are fed.  

Topics: Family & Community Engagement

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What’s the Latest with COVID-19 and Child Care?

By Nicole Garro, MPH on February 07, 2022

 

Topics: Health & Safety

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March 14-20: Celebrating the Child and Adult Care Food Program

By Nicole Garro, MPH on March 15, 2021

What is CACFP? 

Topics: Health & Safety

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