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Child Care Health Program

The Child Care Health Program (CCHP) supports child care and early learning programs by promoting health and safety practices with its team of nurse, mental health, nutrition, and education consultants. The CCHP offers providers tools and resources including model health policy templates, communicable disease prevention information, nutrition and other materials to promote healthy child development and behaviors.

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Air quality and outdoor safety

Air quality guide, soil and sun safety, weather guidelines

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Health policies, animal policies, topic-specific health policies

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Communicable disease letters, COVID-19 resources, disease reporting

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Care plans and authorization forms

Care plans (i.e. asthma), medication forms, and other forms (i.e. diaper cream)

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Nutrition and
food safety

Healthy mealtimes, menu planning tools , food workers manual

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Child Care Behavioral Guidance and Handbook, supporting social-emotional development, developmental screening

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Emergency preparedness

First Aid resources, emergency preparedness forms, Grab and Go bags

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Cleaning and bleach

Labels for bleach bottles, diaper changing, method for mixing bleach

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Toothbrushing resources, toothbrushing procedures, toothpaste forms

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Training for child care providers

STARS-approved online courses, DCYF trainings, food worker card training

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Vaccine requirements

Requirements, resources, support

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CCHP Newsletter

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