While autumn brings beautiful changing colors and fun fall festivities, it’s also peak flu season! As the air gets chillier, it’s important to incorporate healthy habits into your little one’s life to ensure they stay safe and healthy all season.


During this season, children are more prone than ever to come down with a cold. Utilizing a healthy diet with lots of fruits, veggies, and protein is a good preventative measure to make sure they’re getting all the vitamins and minerals they need to strengthen their immune systems.


Drinking plenty of water is important all year long but can be particularly crucial during the colder months. This is another key way to boost your little one’s immune system and fight any sniffles that may come on throughout the season.

Physical Activity

While the weather may be chillier, having your child enjoy the outdoors is essential to promoting healthy physical activity that is essential to not only children’s health, but also their mental well-being!


This time of year is well-known for triggering seasonal allergies, and it’s important to keep an eye out for any allergy symptoms in your little one. Yearly physicals or doctor check-ups are a great time to discuss potential symptoms and any preventative actions you can take to minimize the effects of allergy season on your child.


The importance of frequent handwashing should never be understated, especially if your little one is spending a lot of time with other children at childcare! Enforcing handwashing in your own home is a great way to make hygiene practices a daily habit for your child before and after meals, using the bathroom, or playing outside.

Communication with Your Childcare Center

Sometimes a little cold here and there is inevitable, and nothing to worry about. However, it’s important to maintain open and honest communication with your childcare provider and let them know if your child is feeling under the weather – the more time they have to rest and heal, the faster they’ll feel better!

Heaven’s Elect Christian Learning Center is a Non-denominational Christian childcare center fully licensed by the state of Michigan. Our Midland childcare center has been serving the community since 2000. Please contact us at heavenselect.com.