The Spring 2013 CCHC eNewsletter is now available under the Resources and Newsletter tab. You may also access it here. Additionally, we have linked a new web site from the Environmental Protection Agency on Healthy Child Care. You may also visit by clicking this link.
NEW DHO CURRICULUM NOW AVAILABLE!
We are pleased to offer our new Daily Health Observation Training for Child Care Providers for your training use. The entire training is available for you to upload on our password protected "Curriculums" page (see tab on right side of this page). This file is very large and may take several minutes to open. Please use an adequate browser such as Firefox, Chrome or IE 9. You may contact us if you have any trouble opening any portion of the curriculum. If you prefer, you may contact Kim Jefferson at email@example.com or (804)864-7685 to request a CD. Please review thoroughly prior to use and contact us with any questions or clarifications.
The Fall 2012 Virginia Child Care Health Consultant E-Newsletter is now available. Please click here to view and print copies. Inside, you will find useful information on caring for children with asthma in child care programs as well as the latest updates from the Healthy Child Care Virginia program. Any questions may be directed to Claire Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download a copy to update the CPR page in your First Aid Guide for School Emergencies flipchart.
The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies offers a Children and Disasters page housing an extensive list of resources to help prepare child care facilities in the event of natural and other disasters. Included are templates to assist CCHC in policy development:
Brand new Handwashing Poster available! To Download and Print this 8 1/2 x 11 colored poster for your child care providers click here.
Healthy Child Care Virginia is now offering resources ONLINE. These may be ordered by contacting Kim Jefferson at (804) 864-7685 or email Kim.Jefferson@vdh.virginia.gov. Please include a contact name and phone number, the quantity desired, and the correct mailing address.
In Virginia, an estimated 70% of working women have their children enrolled in some form of child care. It is also estimated that some 250,000 children ages birth through preschool are being cared for by approximately 12,000 child care providers.
The demand for child care is high. Identifying and securing quality child care is a major concern for families that must spend time away from their children. Conversely, identifying and securing quality caregivers is also difficult for child care providers because of high staff turnaround rates and the difficulty in attracting qualified caregivers.
The goal of the Healthy Child Care Virginia program is to promote the healthy development of all children in child care, including those with special health needs, to increase access to preventive health services, and to create safe physical environments for children.
The objectives of the program include:
The Healthy Child Care Virginia program includes a service that can be a valuable resource for child care providers and families: >>continue
Child care providers who administer prescription medication to children in licensed or regulated child day programs are required by the Code of Virginia to satisfactorily complete a MAT course approved by the Board of Nursing. The course must be facilitated by an approved MAT Trainer. To find an approved MAT Trainer, please visit the Virginia Department of Social Services MAT Program web site.
Contact Us: Early Childhood Health
109 Governor St., 8th Flr.
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 864-7685
FAX: (804) 864-7722