A CCHA coordinates a program's operations with external sources of health expertise such as a Child Care Health Consultant and other health professionals who provide technical assistance and education. Enrollment is now open for the Spring 2022 online Child Care Health Advocate course (EARL 160-01) offered by Northampton Community College (see flyer for full details).
This unique 3 credit hour college course is taught remotely over 10 weeks (Updated timeline: February 24 – May 11, 2022) and prepares the Child Care Practitioner to function in the role of a CCHA. The course addresses 15 different health and safety modules as a resource for child care directors, teachers, assistant teachers, and child care practitioners. Participants will learn to assess, identify, and prioritize health and safety needs of children and staff and will learn to collaborate with a registered nurse or licensed physician who serves as the facility’s child care health consultant.
Click here to see course flyer! Updated 1/10/22