Currently offered trainings in health, safety and nutrition for health professionals and child care providers.
Healthiest Next Generation (HNG) Initiatives
The Washington State Department of Early Learning in support of Governor Jay Inslee's Healthiest Next Generation initiative provides a number of resources that promote healthy active living for children. A select number of those resources can be found on this web site. Look for the HNG logo. For a complete viewing of all resources, visit Washington Department of Early Learning.
Let's Move! Child Care: Healthy Eating Online STARS Module Let's Move! Child Care: Physical Activity Online STARS Module Media Aware Child Care Online STARS Module NapSACC Self Assessments PA Nutrition Policies
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.
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
CSHEL received a grant from the Washington State Department of Early Learning to reach out to infant nurse consultants and Head Start/Early Head Start and ECEAP Health Managers/Coordinators working in our state. We work to provide a forum for dissemination of best practice standards for health, safety and healthy active living in child care and early learning settings. Your feedback will enhance our ability to provide educational materials and resources to enhance the important and unique work you do. We look forward to hearing from you!