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CSHEL wishes to thank CSHEL member Dr. Danette Glassy of Mercer Island Pediatrics and BestStart Washington for supporting this website.

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.

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  • MyIR

    Washington State Immunization Information System now offers a consumer access portal for families to access immunization records on line. Click Here to access records.


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    To Access MyIR Records

     

    •     Fill out an Authorization to Release Immunization Records (PDF) or an                   AutorizaciĆ³n para entregar documentos de vacunaciones (PDF).

    •     Mail, fax or email form to:
          Washington State Immunization Information System
          PO Box 47843 Olympia
          WA 98504-7843

    •     Fax: 360-236-3590

    •     E-mail: WAIISRecords@doh.wa.gov

    •     Once DOH receives the signed form, they will register you in MyIR and send you a PIN with instructions on how to get
           immediate access to your records.

    The Department of Early Learning (DEL) Safe Water Sources Tip Sheet.

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    The Department of Early Learning (DEL) Sampling Guidance for Child Care Facilities.

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    New Publication: Promoting Children's Health in Early Care and Education Settings by Supporting Health Consultation

    Health consultation in early care and education settings is an important strategy for supporting children's health and development in the early years. IMPACT has published a free a 32 page report (download here) or read a one-page summary researching the role and benefits of health consultation in early learning settings, and reviewing policies, regulations, training, and payment structures used to support health consultation in Connecticut and other states. It also provides a framework for Connecticut to integrate health, through health consultation, into early learning systems by building on the opportunities presented by State health reform efforts.