One of the primary goals of early education and care professionals is to nurture and protect children as they grow.
The Children’s Cabinet is currently recruiting professionals with advanced medical backgrounds (i.e., community health nurses, school nurses, registered nurses) to become Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs). We are currently pilotoing the CCHC program in Clark and Washoe Counties. Child care providers in these counties can request a CCHC consultation during this pilot phase by downloading our Child Care Provider CCHC Request Form.
Healthy Child Care Resources
The following sites are great sources of information to help early education and care professionals create safe and healthy environments for children. We will be building this page with more resources that are specific to children’s health and standards from American Academy of Pediatrics Caring for Our Children.
Caring for Our Children-3rd Edition-Searchable
Caring for Infant and Toddlers in Early Care and Education (I/T) – PDF only A collection of 232 nationally recognized health and safety standards applicable to the infant and toddler population in early care and education settings. Caring for Our Children-3rd Edition-Searchable
Child Care Health Information Database-Searchable Database based on Caring for Our Children Standards
Posters-University of California San Francisco Child Care Health Program
Posters are available in both English and Spanish on a variety of topics like hand washing, diapering, responding to injuries and so much more!
Handwashing Poster (20 second standard-bilingual)
Health Child Care Iowa-Handwashing Poster
Child Care Health and Safety Policies Checklist-University of California San Francisco
Health & Safety Policy Checklist
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
A wealth of resources for child care providers. This site is a must for your “Favorites.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Safe Sleep Video (10 minutes)
Diapering Step-by-Step Procedures
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Nevada
Sample Kitchen Policies and Procedures from Imagination Station Learning Center (includes Washoe County Health Department Regulations)
Sample Kitchen Policy and Procedures
Choose My Plate-Includes sample menus and diatary needs of young children
NapSACC • Nutrition And Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care
Oral Health in Child Care and Early Education (Special Collection)
Air Quality Monitoring (site also includes activities for children)
Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS). Request a free, confidential consultation from a SCATS officer to help you navigate OSHA requirements. This site also includes OSHA posters and resources.
Nevada SCATS Program
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Search by Manufacturer
Do you have datasheets for all the chemicals in your center or home? If not, here is where you can find them.
Material Safety Datasheet Database by Manufacturer
Playground Safety Handbook-Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Playground Safety Handbook
The Eco-Healthy Child Care Checklist -The checklist is in English and in Spanish and can be a helpful tool inensuring the health and well-being of children in your care.