Health and Early Intervention
Early intervention and health are essential for children with developmental needs and timing is critical in order for them to fullfill their potential. A healthy start is vital to a child's future!
Child Care Health Consultant
Child Care Health Consultants provide training and on-site assistance to 70 child care providers to improve the health and safety of children and prevent the spread of communicable disease. Services are provided by registered nurses.
As health care professionals with specialized training and experience in child health issues, Child Care Health Consultants can provide expert guidance and technical assistance to child care providers on a wide range of health and safety topics. In addition, the Child Care Health Consultant also has the training to access appropriate resources to assist the child care provider in successfully including children with special health, medical and/or behavior needs.
What CCHCs Can Do For You
Child Care Health Consultants partner with providers to:
- Assess health and safety needs and practices in the child care setting
- Help caregivers develop strategies for caring for children with special health needs
- Establish policies and procedures for health/safety emergencies
- Provide health education and wellness programs, as well as health screenings
- Offer solutions for managing injuries or infectious diseases within the child care setting
- Connect caregivers and families with community health care resources and experts
- Provide up-to-date information on the latest guidelines, policies, and information regarding child health and safety
- Offer hands-on support through telephone advice or regular on-site visits
- Conduct child care staff training
Building Healthy Lifestyles in All Directions is a multi-facted approach to reduce childhood obesity in Cabarrus County. This program implements: Nutrition and Physical Acivity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP-SACC), Color Me Healthy, Eat Play and Grow, Healthy Futures in the Kitchen in child care centers.
For more information, please visit our Building Healthy Lifestyles in All Directions page or contact Elizabeth Racine at 704-687-8979.
Improves the quality of child development services in primary care medical practices by enhancing developmental screening and referral for children ages birth-5 in the context of the medical home. Helping to Identify children for early intervention services and making sure they receive the needed services.
For more information, contact Starla Hatley at (704) 262-1058.