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Healthy Child Care Colorado (HCCC)

Healthy Child Care Colorado seeks to promote the health, wellness and safety of children in early care and education settings by training and providing resources to Colorado's Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs), child care providers and parents that will foster a safe and healthy environments for all children.

Each year, Healthy Child Care Colorado (HCCC) trains over 100 nurse health consultants, who assist child care programs in meeting or exceeding basic health and safety standards for children in group care. In 2013, Healthy Child Care developed core competencies for Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs) and manages the medication administration training system for all child care providers and trainers in the state. Healthy Child Care is piloting a project this year serving five high-need child care programs by providing I Am Moving, I Am Learning and Cooking Matters curriculum to build healthy habits in young children.  Plus, Healthy Child Care Colorado will continue to focus on its priority areas and special projects which include oral health, injury prevention, obesity prevention, social and emotional wellness and more.

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Healthy Child Care history

Healthy Child Care Colorado (HCCC) arose out of the Healthy Child Care America initiative begun in the 1990s and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration; the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families; the American Academy of Pediatrics; and the American Public Health Association. These partners recognized the potential to positively impact the health and safety of children in out-of-home child care settings throughout the country.

Early on the Colorado’s Healthy Child Care Colorado (HCCC) initiative recognized the importance of collaboration and developed and maintained strong partnerships with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Child Care Division; the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Prevention Services Division; The Children’s Hospital; and Qualistar Colorado.   

Healthy Child Care Colorado (HCCC) Program Evaluation and Needs Assessment

Healthy Child Care Colorado (HCCC) is pleased to share with you two new reports published in November 2011 that will help guide the work of Healthy Child Care Colorado (HCCC) now and into the future;

Healthy Child Care Colorado Needs Assessment

Healthy Child Care Colorado Program Evaluation

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