California Childcare Health Program

This program's website includes health and safety obseration and policy checklists, lesson plans for health professionals to teach health and safety to early education and child care providers, fact sheets, posters and information packets, as well as content-rich newsletters for providers and health consultants. The Asthma, Oral Health, and Lead Poisoning modules are rich resources. The module on asthma includes a downloadable video that is specific to management of this health problem in child care, as well as posters on triggers and handling asthma emergencies in the group care setting. The state-specific references to California may not apply elsewhere, but are easy to identify in the materials. The CCHP is the Healthy Child Care America program for the state of California. Among the many useful tools on this website is the Health and Safety Checklist for Early Childhood Programs and the corresponding User Manual. Updated 4/2014.