Health Services Management

Child Care Health Resources

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 reauthorizes the funding for federal child care assistance through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The law makes key statutory changes to better balance the program's dual purposes of promoting families' economic self-sufficiency by making child care more affordable while also fostering healthy child development and school success by improving the overall quality of early learning and afterschool programs. The law also more clearly defines health and safety requirements for child care providers, outlines family-friendly eligibility policies, and ensures that parents and the general public have transparent information about the child care choices available to them. Find resources on this page to help you learn more about the CCDF health and safety requirements.

Child Care Health Consultants

Child care health consultants (CCHCs) are health professionals who know about child health, child development, and health and safety in child care settings. CCHCs and the child care staff work together to promote healthy and safe environments for young children. CCHCs have expert information, resources, and referrals to offer. Through onsite and telephone consultation, CCHCs work with individual child care facilities to help create environments that best support the healthy growth and development of young children. The resources on the Child Care Health Consultant's page are designed to assist CCHCs as they work with local programs to plan, implement, and evaluate health services.