The Child Care Health Consultation program promotes a healthy environment for young children in a child care setting.
Child care health consultants, nurses or health educators, can provide educational programs for children, families and child care providers on health, safety and nutrition issues.
Consultants also serve as a resource for child care providers and can be consulted on a variety of health and safety issues.
Programs provided include:
- Classes for child care providers, many of which can fulfill contact hours. Topics include abuse/neglect, blood-borne pathogens, head lice, etc.
- Interactive programs for children ages 3 to 6 on health and safety issues such as dental health, playground safety and hand washing.
Infectious disease manual: The Prevention, Control and Management of Infectious Diseases and Other Resources for Child Care and Early Care Settings manual provides resources for child care providers on communicable disease issues.
Total Worker Health program: This project focuses on personal health and safety of child care providers in early care environments. View the program manual.
PLANNT (Preschoolers Learning about Nature and Nutrition Together) Curriculum: A program for children ages 3-5 to increase environmental awareness and stewardship through gardening and garden-related activities. Please note the files are large and may take a few minutes to download.
For more information on the Child Care Health Consultation program, please contact Susan Guthier or 859-363-2090.