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Child Care Health Program

The Child Care Health Program (CCHP) supports child care and early learning programs by promoting health and safety practices with its team of nurse, mental health, nutrition, and education consultants. The CCHP offers providers tools and resources including model health policy templates, communicable disease prevention information, nutrition and healthy eating guidelines, WAC-compliant health forms and care plans, and other materials to promote healthy child development and behaviors. To ensure information is accessible to as many of the child care communities in King County as possible, the CCHP has materials and resources in multiple languages and formats, including videos and audios.

Air quality, outdoor safety, and weather

Air quality guide, soil and sun safety, weather guidelines

Model policies

Health policies, animal policies, topic-specific health policies

Disease prevention

Communicable disease letters, COVID-19 resources, disease reporting

Health forms and care plans

Medication forms, care plans (i.e. asthma, allergies, and seizures), illness/injury logs

Nutrition and food safety

Healthy mealtimes, menu planning tools , food workers manual

Behavioral health

Child Care Behavioral Guidance and Handbook, supporting social-emotional development, developmental screening

Emergency preparedness and First Aid resources

First Aid resources, emergency preparedness forms, Grab and Go bags

Cleaning and bleach

Labels for bleach bottles, diaper changing, method for mixing bleach


Toothbrushing resources, toothbrushing procedures, toothpaste forms

Education and training for child care providers

STARS-approved online courses, DCYF trainings, food worker card training

Vaccine requirements for child cares/early learning

Requirements, resources, support