When it comes to children, health and safety come first. Since most children in the United States under the age of six spend significant time in child care settings outside the home, child care providers play a very important role in their health.
To help you keep the children in your care healthy and respond to illnesses and emergencies that will inevitably present themselves, the Child Care Council offers the services of a professional Health Care Consultant.
What you need to know:
All child care and after school providers/programs are required to have a Health Care Plan. Our Health Care Consultant, Elissa Guzzardi, can walk you through the process of creating a useful, comprehensive plan with clear policies and procedures. We’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to meet best practice standards, keep children healthy, stay up-to-date on the latest health news and developments, and demonstrate to parents that their children’s health and safety is your priority. Learn more about how Elissa can help you.
Beyond having a Health Care Plan, we recommend that all providers become approved through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to administer medication to children in a child care setting. To do so, you will need to compete a Medication Administration Training Course, among other things. Learn more about how to become approved.