VDH no longer supplies paper copies of the School Entrance Health Form. A downloadable pdf version, as well as instructions for completion, are available here.
The Fall 2013 CCHC eNewsletter is now available under the Resources and Newsletter tab. You may also access it here.
We are pleased to announce the Fall 2013 Child Care Health Consultant Course will be held Monday, September 16, Tuesday, September 17th and Monday, September 30th. For more information, including registration materials, please contact Claire Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org Please be aware you must be available all three days. The course will be held at the Madison Building (VDH) in Richmond.
We are pleased to announce the release of Healthy Inclusion through Child Care Health Consultation - Supporting Children with Special Needs in Child Care. Healthy Inclusion is an web-based training course for child care health consultants interested in supporting children with special needs, caregivers, and families in child care settings. The course is based on NTI's Caring for Children with Special Needs in Child Care Module.
Healthy Inclusion is available free-of-charge through NTI's public website. To view the course, and to download additional materials including a Toolkit for use in presenting information about children with special needs to child care staff, please visit nti.unc.edu/healthy_inclusion.
Please feel free to forward this email to any interested CCHCs. If you have any questions about the Healthy Inclusion course, please contact Rebecca Greenleaf, NTI Training Specialist, at email@example.com or (919) 843-7370.
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 AVAILABLE FOR HEALTH TRAINERS
We are pleased to offer our daily Health Observation Training for Child Care Providers for your training use. CCHC may access it on the password protected Curriculums page. Other health professionals wishing to train providers using this curriculum may contact Claire Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this curriculum is not for self guided training use. If you are in need of a training you may contact Claire Wood at email@example.com.
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