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Childcare Sanitation Workshop – registration open!

September 7, 2022

Registration is now open for the NC Environmental Health State of Practice Committee Child Care Workshop. The workshop will be held virtually this year and the total cost will be $100. Child Care Health Consultants are highly encouraged to attend this workshop if they have not previously.

This 2 ½ day workshop has been designed for North Carolina environmental health specialists, child care development consultants, child care health consultants, school child care administrators responsible for the inspection, monitoring, evaluation, plan review, and grading of child care facilities in North Carolina. Supervisors or administrators who have consulting and decision-making responsibilities with specialists will also benefit from attending this program. There are new responsibilities ahead for environmental health specialists as both public and private school child care centers grow and expand their operations and are reopening after the pandemic.

The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants how to work effectively with the Division of Child Development and Early Education Regional Consultants, the Department of Insurance, Fire Marshals, and the Regional Specialists of Children’s Environmental Health while conducting thorough and professional child care inspections. This course also focuses on rule interpretation and policy procedures that can support and guide you in your daily work routine.

For additional information, the agenda and to register for the workshop, visit, don’t hesitate to contact Kimly Blount at

Course AgendaAgenda Child Care 2022 SOP 9.7.22

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Children’s Environmental Health Virtual Meeting

April 19, 2022

The Regional Environmental Health Specialists of Children’s Environmental Health will be conducting a virtual regional educational meeting on April 19, 2022 from 9 am – 3:30 pm. Child Care Health Consultants and all who work directly with childhood lead poisoning prevention, school sanitation and child care issues are strongly encouraged to attend. Registration is not required to attend. Click here to join on April 19th.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Kimly Blount 252-903-7925, e-mail Kimly.Blount AT or your Regional CEH Specialist.


9:00:  CEH Program Changes & Child Care Rules Re-Adoption Update
-Introduction to New Regional CEH Staff
– Territorial Changes Effective June 1st
– Updated protocol for water testing under .2816
-Child Care Rule Re-adoption update
CEH Staff

10:00: Lead Program Update: ARPA Funding & Lead Water Testing
Ed Norman, Program Manager

10:45: Break

11:00: Update: Child Care Regulations from Licensing Agency
Division of Child Development & Early Education
Barbie Anderson, Western Regional Manager, DCDEE

12:00: Lunch

1:00: Building Resilient Environmental Health Capacity (BREHC)
Disaster Recovery Assessment for Child Occupied Facilities
Stephanie Mar, Social Research Assistant II
Joyce Keith Hargrove, Ph.D., Environmental Program Consultant
Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, DHHS

1:45: Break

2:00: COVID & Child Care/ Tool Kit Update
Theresa Stenersen, RN, BSN, CCHC-C/E
Regional Child Care Nurse & Child Care Health Consultant Coach
NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center
Explanation of Mildly Ill Rule .2836
David Brown, REHS, CEH

2:45: New Follow-up Schedule/NCLEAD Database Changes
Environmental & Clinical Updates
Tena Hand, Data Manager, Children’s Environmental Health
Melanie Napier, MSPH, PhD, DHHS, CEH Public Health Epidemiologist

3:30: Questions/Adjourn

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