Caring for Children with Asthma

This list of resources is helpful for parents, caregivers, and teachers who are caring for children with asthma.

IEL Resources

Web Resources

  • Asthma Friendly Childcare: A Toolkit for Understanding and Managing Asthma
    This comprehensive toolkit contains information about the causes of asthma and strategies for managing it.  
  • Asthma in Children
    This website from Medline Plus includes information on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of asthma.
  • Asthma Information
    This website contains general information about asthma, its triggers, and treatments.
  • Childhood Asthma
    This website from Mayo Clinic includes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for children with asthma. 
  • Diagnosing Asthma in Babies and Toddlers
    It can be difficult to diagnose asthma in babies and toddlers. This resource by HealthyChildren explains how parents can help by observing symptoms and sharing these with the health care provider.
  • How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting?
    This checklist provided by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute can be used by child care providers to self-evaluate their programs for obstacles to the safety of children with asthma. Filter by “asthma” on this page to find the resources. (Also available in Spanish)
  • Learn How to Control Asthma
    This website contains helpful strategies for managing asthma. It is part of the CDC website with general information about asthma.
  • Asma Resumen — Spanish (Asthma Overview)
    This page from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America includes links to information in Spanish related to the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of asthma.

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Type of resource:
  • Resource List
Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
  • Child Care Center
  • Family Child Care
  • Home
  • Kindergarten
  • Preschool Program
Intended audience(s):
  • Parents / Family
  • Teachers / Service providers
Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
  • Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
  • Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Reviewed: 2017