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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!

For more information on services provided by HCCA, please contact Sandy Powell at [email protected] or at (334) 206-2965.

Page last updated: November 3, 2022