Child Care Health Consultation Services

Child Care Health Consultation is available to child care centers in Lincoln-Lancaster County. The Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) has information, resources and referrals to offer. Through on-site and telephone consultation, health education and technical assistance the CCHC works with individual child care facilities to help create environments that best support the healthy growth and development of young children. The CCHC partners with child care professionals to:

  • Assess the health and safety needs and practices in the child care facility.
  • Establish and review health policies and procedures.
  • Manage and prevent injuries and the spread of infectious diseases.

The Child Care Health Consultant utilizes the National Health and Safety Performance Standards to provide guidance to child care programs. The CCHC is not responsible for regulating child care facilities.

Assessments help child care professionals evaluate facility policies and procedures and guide future program development. Assessments may be conducted by the child care health consultant in conjunction with the facility director or done as a self-assessment to improve program practices. for more information on assessment opportunities.