Child Care Health Consultants -
A Special Resource for Child Care Facilities


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Child Care Health Consultants Directory

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.

Child Care Health Consultants have expert information, resources, and referrals to offer. Through onsite and telephone consultation, health education and technical assistance CCHCs work with individual child care facilities to help create environments that best support the healthy growth and development of young children. CCHCs partner with child care providers to:

  • Assess the health and safety needs and practices in the child care facility.
  • Develop strategies for inclusion of children with special care needs.
  • Establish and review health policies and procedures.
  • Manage and prevent injuries and infectious diseases.
  • Connect families with community health resources.
  • Provide health education for staff members, families and children.

Child Care Health Consultants interpret NC Child Care Rules and the National Health and Safety Performance Standards* to provide guidance to child care programs. They are not responsible for regulating child care facilities. CCHCs work out of local health departments, CCR&Rs or Partnerships for Children, and Head Starts, or they work independently.

To locate a Child Care Health Consultant in your area, click on the Child Care Health Consultants Directory for a listing of CCHCs by county or call the Resource Center at 1-800-367-2229.

*The National Health and Safety Performance Standards are found in Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs, 2nd. Edition. AAP, APHA and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care. 2002