Child Care Health Consultant(CCHC)

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 programs to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate strategies to achieve high quality, safe and healthy child care environments. The Child Care Health Consultant 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.


What do CCHCs do?

  • Assess the environments for health and safety in child care facilities
  • Develop strategies for inclusion of children with special health care needs
  • Support early educators with preventing and managing injuries and infectious disease
  • Connect early educators and families to community health resources
  • Provide up-to-date information on regulations and best practices
  • Provide health and safety technical assistance and training

CCHCs make a difference

Child care health consultation has shown to positively impact:

  • health and safety policies and practices in child care programs
  • indicators of health and access to preventive health care for children and staff
  • the development and use of standards based health and safety policies in early childhood education programs

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