HCCA provides the following services:
- Visits by Nurse Health Consultants to child care centers, homes, and relative care providers or telephone consultation in all Alabama counties.
- On-site consultation and assessment of the health and safety risks in the child care setting when requested.
- Linkage of children, families, and child care providers with community health resources and promotion of child health visits to primary health care providers.
- Assistance with the professional development of child care providers through direct staff training or the coordination of training with regional child care management agencies.
- Provision of health and safety information and training - such as CPR, First Aid, playground safety, oral health, nutrition, immunizations, and infection control - to parents, child care providers, and community members as requested.
- Assistance to child care providers with the integration of children with special health care needs into the typical child care environment.
- Provision of information and support to child care providers and families regarding recognizing children with developmental delays and assistance with referrals to Child Find or other community health services.
- Advocacy to promote quality child care in the community.
"Quality Child Care" is more than just baby sitting!
Page last updated: April 11, 2017