Our purpose is to create and sustain a representative voice for children's health and safety in early care and education settings.
In 1988, the Washington State legislature created the Child Care Coordinating Council (CCCC) in an effort to bring key players from various state agencies, early care advocates, business, and other interested parties together to focus the legislative agenda around child care issues. This coalition began as the Health and Safety subcommittee of the CCCC, tasked with advising the legislature on issues impacting health and safety in child care settings. The group was legislatively mandated and included representatives from the licensing agency (Department of Social and Health Services, now Department of Early Learning), Department of Health, Child Care Resource & Referral, HeadStart, ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program), local health jurisdictions, and others.Learn more
Washington State Immunization Information System now offers a consumer access portal for families to access immunization records on line. Click Here to access records.
• Fill out an Authorization to Release Immunization Records (PDF) or an Autorización para entregar documentos de vacunaciones (PDF).
This training explains the importance of protecting infants during a crucial time of their development. Learn about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and what you can do to reduce the risk of SIDS with recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics, focusing on a safe sleep environment. Resources to print out are included.
FROM: Adrienne Dorf, MPH, RD, CD
Healthiest Next Generation Program Manager
DEL is in the process of revising child care regulations and will be including a new process where they will “weight” them. The goal is to assign a risk category or “weight” to all child care licensing rules. "Weighted" means an assigned level of relative importance or value of each proposed licensing rule within the WAC. The more “weight” is assigned, the riskier the violation of the rule is and the more likely that children will be directly and/or indirectly harmed if the rule is not followed. A higher weight also means that the level of harm could be higher. As a part of this process DEL is contracting with PCG Human Services to conduct a Weighted WAC survey to collect stakeholders – Child Care Health Consultants are included – input on the level risk of harm to children if a rule is violated. If you would like to participate, contact Adrienne.
There are about 170 different rules so there is a bit of time commitment to participation. Thanks!
AT: Department of Early Learning
PO Box 40970 | 1110 Jefferson St. SE
Olympia, WA 98504-0970
Currently offered trainings in health, safety and nutrition for health professionals and child care providers.
CSHEL meetings are held three times a year. Below you will find the minutes from the most recent meetings. To view more meeting minutes, click here.