Child Care Health Consultant

What is a Child Care Health Consultant (C.C.H.C.)?

CCHCs are trained health professionals with education and experience in both child and community health who also have specific training in early care and education and childcare health consultation. The role of a CCHC is to work with programs to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate strategies to achieve high quality, safe, and healthy childcare environments.

What trainings does the C.C.H.C. offer?

C.C.H.C. conducted Health & Safety Trainings are offered on the CCR&R training schedule website https://www.childrenandfamily.org/calendar/. The C.C.H.C. can offer in-person on-site trainings as needed. Please contact the C.C.H.C. for more information and to schedule your next training. * Required Health & Safety Trainings

  • Administration of Medication in Child Care 2-3 contact hours
  • Bloodborne Pathogens in Child Care 1 contact hour
  • Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care 2 contact hours
  • *Child Care Development Fund Trainings: 1 contact hour each
  • *Building & Physical Premises Safety
  • *Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning for
    • Emergencies Resulting from a Natural Disaster, or a Man-Caused Event
  • *Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials and the Appropriate Disposal of Biocontaminants
  • *Precautions in Transporting Children
  • *Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, including Immunization
  • *Prevention and Response to Emergencies due to Food and Allergic Reactions
  • *Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma
  • *Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Use of Safe Sleep Practices
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs
    • Introduction to Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs .5 contact hour
    • Allergies, Anaphylaxis, & Emergency Treatment in Child Care 1 contact hour
    • Diabetes in Child Care 2 contact hours
    • Seizure in Child Care & Emergency Treatment 1 contact hour
    • Asthma (training being developed)
  • *Infant/Toddler Safe Sleep & SIDS Reduction in Child Care (ITS-SIDS) 2 contact hours
  • *Medication in Child Care 2 contact hours
  • Stay Healthy, Stay Clean (handwashing, diapering, toileting, sanitation) 2 contact hours
  • *Emergency Preparedness Response (EPR) 5 contact hours

Additional Resources

Oral Health

  • Brushing is Fun, Start by Age One! (BIF1)

    This training combines early oral health best practices and sanitation guidelines giving early care and education programs the information they need to establish a toothbrushing routine in the classroom. Appropriate target audiences include child care providers, administrators, caregivers, educators, and staff.

  • Calling All Smile Crusaders 

    This training provides evidence-based oral health best practices to childcare providers and other supporting partners that may not wish to implement a toothbrushing program, but who can influence the oral health of young children by providing education and best practices for preventing caries. Appropriate target audiences include child care providers, WIC staff, and other community partners who serve or influence young children

For more information,
please contact:

Jennifer Bruni
[email protected]
(828) 698-0674 ext. 173

This program is partially funded by SmartStart of Henderson County.