Learn how child care health consultants play a key role in helping staff ensure indoor and outdoor environments are safe for children’s learning and exploration.
Learn how programs can find and connect with child care health consultants (CCHCs). Explore ways CCHCs can help improve program safety as well as provide professional development opportunities for staff.
Learn why it is important to create a positive eating environment. Find out how doing so supports mealtime behavior and picky eaters. It can also support children who experience food insecurity.
Explore how leaders can better manage health services when they understand how health impacts school readiness. Reflect on leaders’ own role in health services and find ways to promote program health practices.
Learn more about the Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards . Find out how these standards can help answer questions that come up every day in early care and education programs.
Learn how child care health consultants can strengthen their observation and consultation skills to help programs improve health and safety.
Learn about the most common risks for children’s injuries. Explore strategies to help programs create safer playgrounds.
Use this brief to review the Head Start regulations and education requirements for health services managers and professionals (e.g., mental health consultants and staff or consultants who support nutrition services).
Health Services Advisory Committees (HSACs) help programs to make decisions about health services. Learn how to plan, execute, and evaluate your HSAC.
Child care health consultants are health professionals who know about child health, child development, and health and safety in child care settings.