California Childcare Health Program – An Excellent Resource for Families
Posted: July 12, 2021
Updated: November 15, 2022
Make UC San Francisco’s California Childcare Health Program (CCHP) your go-to resource for child health and safety information. Worried about your picky eater? Need tips for helping a toddler who bites? Have questions about choosing child care during COVID? CCHP addresses these concerns and much more through a wealth of online materials covering a broad range of topics.
Established in 1987, the California Childcare Health Program is a community-based program of the UCSF School of Nursing, Department of Family Health Care Nursing. CCHP works to improve the quality of child care by initiating and strengthening linkages between the health, safety and child care communities and the families they serve. In addition to producing an impressive collection of materials for families and child care providers, the program's multidisciplinary team trains professionals on health and safety issues related to early care and education settings, supports a statewide child care health consultation network, and conducts research.
Below are just a few of the California Childcare Health Program’s resources. Please visit CCHP’s Resources for Parents and Fact Sheets for Families for more materials, many of which are available in both English and Spanish; most of the CCHP posters are available in English, Spanish and Chinese. Subscribe to the program's newsletter to get the latest information about the pandemic's impact on child care.
• What Child Care Providers Should Know about Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) (11/2022)
• When Should I Keep My Child Home from Child Care (Quick-Screening Guide for COVID-19)
• COVID-19 Vaccines and Young Children (FAQs) (updated 10/18/22)
• Testing Children for COVID-19 (updated 5/19/22)
• Face Masks in Child Care Programs (updated 8/2022)
• Choosing Quality Child Care During COVID-19
• Safer Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Products
• Healthy Air Fact Sheet for Families