The CCHC program trains health professionals to become a Child Care Health Consultant. A Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) provides education and training to child care facilities to satisfy the 3 clock hour Health and Safety Training requirement.
Child Care Facility Training
A Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) provides education and training to child care facilities to satisfy the 3 clock hour Health and Safety Training requirement.
Steps a child care facility should take in setting up trainings.
- Identify your training topic(s). For a list of suggested topics, see below.
- Please note that every 2 years, 3 clock hours of medication administration can be counted towards the 12 clock hours of education needed for licensure by DOE
- Identify and contact a CCHC in your area. For a list of CCHC click here.
- Arrange a date and time for your training with the CCHC.
- Please note that trainings are often done during nap time, after hours, or on the weekend.
- Provide the CCHC a list of staff members that will attend the training.
- Conduct your training. At the end of the training, the CCHC will provide each staff member with the approved certificate of attendance for your records.
Training fees are determined on an individual basis by the CCHC. Average fees range from $10-$15 per participant per hour. Please note that a CCHC employed by certain state offices are not allowed to charge a fee for their service.
Training Topics (Suggested list of topics; not inclusive):
|Medication Administration||Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect|
|Emergency Preparedness||Food Safety|
|Infectious Diseases / Universal Precautions||Nutrition / Childhood Obesity Prevention|
|Health of Child Care Staff||Food Allergies|
|Care for the Sick Child||Safe Sleep / SIDS|
|Environmental Health||Child Passenger / Car Seat Safety|
|Emotional/Behavioral Health||Playground Safety|