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Beth Porreco

Beth Porreco

Infant/Toddler - Child Care Health Consultant
Department of Maternal and Child
Infant/Toddler - Child Care Health Consultant
NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center

Beth Porreco has been a registered nurse for 28 years working primarily in local health departments as well as agencies related to child development. In the health department setting, Beth worked with Maternal Child Home Visiting, Child Health and Immunization, Child Service Coordination, Care Coordination for Children, OB Care Management, and had certification as an expanded role nurse screener able to provide health assessments in accordance with the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) provision of Medicaid. Beth's experience in child development was acquired through her years at the Developmental Evaluation Center working with children of various ages and the Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) focusing on developmental early intervention for children ages birth to three years.

Teaching Interests

Beth's teaching interests are related to parent/caregiver education regarding health, safety and child development.

Practice Activities

Beth's interests include genetics, developmental disabilities and the effects of early childhood experiences on brain development.

Staff/Administrative Duties

As an Infant-Toddler/Child Care Health Consultant, Beth serves as a primary resource when licensed child care facilities, caring for children birth to three years of age, have any health and/or safety needs or questions. Beth serves Anson, Hoke, Montgomery, Robeson and Scotland counties. She provides leadership in the assessment and development of child care health services in North Carolina, delivers consultation and technical assistance, provides training and educational materials and conducts health and safety assessments.

Education

BSN, Nursing, UNC-Chapel Hill

ADN, Nursing, Wake Technical Community College

BS, Business Management, Pembroke State University

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