The Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC), a Registered Nurse makes site visits to targeted facilities in both Lenoir and Greene Counties year round prioritizing those with one and two-star licenses, histories of poor compliance with health/safety standards, and/or high percentages of subsidized children.
Facilitates health and safety compliance consistent with Division of Child Development (DCD) regulations
Establishes protocols and ensures collective health policies
Conducts dental screening
Promotes medical homes, including well-child visits and immunizations
Promotes that children with special needs are identified and obtain IFSPs/IEPs
Reviews illness and injury logs, with special attention to child care health trends
Provides health education and consultation for staff, parents, and children, including mental health and safety
Documents procedures for situations and emergencies
Issues identified by the CCHC are followed up with contacts to the child’s family and healthcare provider with parents’ consent. To promote higher quality care, the CCHC coordinates service delivery with Lenoir/Greene Child Care Resource & Referral and gives special focus to health compliance issues that might impede a provider’s progress in achieving a higher star license.
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
Home visits to families to provide parent/child activities as well a...