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Child Care Health Consultants-UNC Gillings School News

June 20, 2022

We are delighted to announce that the work of Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs) across the state and the training and support that the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center provides to CCHCs were highlighted in a recent article in the UNC Gillings School News. We invite you to visit the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health website to read the article.

 

Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) Week Recognition

April 22, 2021

We are exceptionally honored to announce that April 18-24, 2021 is being recognized as Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) Week. The Proclamation for Child Care Health Consultant Week signed by Governor Roy Cooper will be read on the House floor today at 1 pm. You can access the livestream through this link.

Please join us in congratulating all of the CCHCs in your communities and networks. Thank you to the NC Child Care Health Consultant Association for working on this in honor of 2021 being the 25th Year of CCHC in North Carolina.

Governor Roy Cooper makes Early Childhood Education announcement

January 9, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper made an announcement on January 9th that North Carolina will receive $56 million in federal funding over the next seven years to support children’s health and well-being, improve access to high-quality early learning for families across the state and invest in the state’s early childhood workforce. The federal funding is one of the state’s largest infusions of new dollars in North Carolina’s early childhood system.makes what he calls a “major” early childhood funding announcement and discusses early childhood education needs with teachers in Cary. Watch the announcement and learn more at the Governor’s office website.

It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week!

October 23, 2019

With funding from The JPB Foundation, the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN), the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) has launched the Lead-Safe Toolkit for Home-Based Child Care.

There is no safe level of lead for children. Adverse health effects, including IQ deficits and learning and behavioral problems, occur at low levels of exposure to often invisible sources of lead.

The Lead-Safe Toolkit offers a variety of resources to help home-based providers reduce lead hazards in their child care homes. Toolkit contents include:

  • Poster for display in family child care home.
  • List of science-based, user-friendly lead prevention resources.
  • Lead prevention policies and worksheets, with easy-to-follow steps for finding out if lead hazards exist in the home and what to do to reduce any exposures.

View full press release!

Also, Eco-Healthy Child Care® helps early childhood learning environments to be as healthy, safe and green as possible by reducing children’s exposure to toxic chemicals. Check out their factsheet on lead!

Fall 2019 E-News – Going Viral

October 2, 2019

Going Viral” the Fall issue of the E-News includes:

  1. News from the NC Resource Center
  2. When to Exclude?
  3. Rash Decisions
  4. Child Care Providers and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
  5. Sniffles and Sneezes… Ahh Choo!
  6. Calendar
  7. References

Check it out!

2019 NC CCHC Association Annual Conference ~ Registration is Open!

August 6, 2019

The North Carolina Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) Association 2019 Annual Conference registration is open! The theme this year is “Planting the Seeds of Healthy Child Care.”

Conference details:

  • Where: Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC
  • When: Monday, October 14 (half-day) and Tuesday October 15 (full day)
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Betty Rintoul, Ph.D. “Adult Resilience: Building Your Bounce!”
  • What: Agency updates, Breakout sessions, Annual CCHC Association meeting, and more…..

Click on the conference brochure for additional information. Hope to see you there!

 

NC Early Childhood Action Plan Summit 2019 Recordings Available!

March 7, 2019

The summit was broadcast on-air via the North Carolina Channel and through a livestream provided by UNC-TV. Recordings of the NC Early Childhood Summit are available now at: NC DHHS Early Childhood website.

Experts in childhood health, education and child welfare spoke, including:

  • North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper,
  • former Gov. Jim Hunt,
  • NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, and
  • Dr. Jack Shonkoff from the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University.

They and others encouraged the crowd to take action to improve outcomes for young children.

The NC Early Childhood Action Plan

February 28, 2019

Leaders from across the state in early childhood health, education and child welfare launched the NC Early Childhood Action Plan at a summit on Feb. 27 in Raleigh. The plan includes 10 statewide goals around early childhood health, development, and learning.

  • Goal 1: Healthy Babies
  • Goal 2: Preventive Health Services
  • Goal 3: Food Security
  • Goal 4: Safe and Secure Housing
  • Goal 5: Safe and Nurturing Relationships
  • Goal 6: Permanent Families for Children in Foster Care
  • Goal 7: Social-Emotional Health and Resilience
  • Goal 8: High-Quality Early Learning
  • Goal 9: On Track for School Success
  • Goal 10: Reading at Grade Level

 

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