Child Care Health Consultation
To enhance the health and safety of young children in early care and learning settings through child care health consultation.
Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs) are trained health professionals with education and experience in both child and community health and early care and education. CCHCs work with child care programs to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate strategies to achieve high-quality, safe and healthy environments.
The Child Care Health Consultation program:
Provides leadership in policy development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health efforts in early care and learning settings.
Collaborates with the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center to provide:
health and safety resources, training, and technical assistance for early educators
training, professional development opportunities, programmatic and coaching support for Child Care Health Consultants
Establishes and maintains connections between Child Care Health Consultants, local health departments, and local, regional, and state agencies and organizations serving young children and families.
For more information about this program contact:
State Child Care Nurse Consultant: Amy Petersen
NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center: 1-800-367-2229
NC Division of Child Development and Early Education
Caring For Our Children – National Health and Safety Performance Standards, Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs