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
At the Infant Nurse Consultant meeting in November at the Snohomish Health District, the group discussed the potential demise of Infant Nurse Consulting.
Nicole DeFrank, RN (firstname.lastname@example.org), was at the meeting and volunteered to draft some talking points that INCs could use for the purpose of sending in comments to the Department of Early Learning (DEL) WAC Revision Portal. We request other INC programs and individuals who may be influential in reversing these proposals.
Click here to find current draft and proposed DEL rules and will be able to provide comments and suggestions. COMMENT DEADLINE: 1/31/2018 11:59:59 PM
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).
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.
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.