Child Care Health Consultant

A Child Care Health Consultant is a health professional who works with early education and school-age practitioners to recognize and promote the health and safety of children, families and their teachers. 

Child Care Health Consultants should be licensed or certified health professionals with knowledge in pediatrics and developmentally appropriate health and safety practices for non-parental child care. Examples of health professionals who may have the necessary knowledge and skills to be a child care health consultant: nurses, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, family physicians, health educators, oral health professionals (dentists, dental hygienists,) nutritionists (dietitians,) and sanitarians. See the attachment for a pamphlet about how to choose and use a child care health consultant. 11/2012

 

News

  • Metals in Baby Food
    There has been information in the news about metals found in baby food. Here’s what you need to know from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP explores the facts in “Metals in Baby Food”. Although some metals can be harmful to one’s health, recent reports are unclear on the types and amounts of metals found in infant and…
  • ECELS Immunization Webinar - January 16, 2020
    ECELS Webinar - Immunization Strategies for Success in Early Care and Education Programs - January 16, 2020. Registration for this webinar is now closed, however the recording will be posted and available for professional development credit.  Click here for details.
  • Influenza (Flu)
    The influenza (flu) virus is common and unpredictable. Plan ahead for this year's flu season.  See ECELS Health Capsule Influenza: Plan Ahead - Flu Season is Here for current information and strategies to support flu vaccination for all staff and children in early care and education programs. 
  • Safe Use of Infant Sitting Devices
    A recent study in Pediatrics, “Infant Deaths in Sitting Devices,” reviewed the safety of infant sitting devices. The study found over 300 sleep-related infant deaths from 2004-2014 happened in car seats, strollers, bouncers, swings, and other infant seats. Most sleep-related infant deaths in sitting devices occurred in car seats. Incorrect use of car seats led to most infant deaths in…
  • Fall Means Cooler Weather - Infant Safe Sleep Reminders
    Now is a good time to remind infant caregivers of safe sleep recommendations and the prohibition of use of blankets.  See the Infant Safe Sleep Recommendations.   11/2019