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Caring for Our Children

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education

Searchable standards of best practices for health & safety

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Child Care Information Center

Division of Early Child Care & Education

Wisconsin Department of Children & Families

News and quick links to support early childhood

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Health Services Management

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Resources for health services

A great new resource from your Wisconsin ECHC

Would you like a health policy that could provide your families and staff high-quality guidelines to keep kids healthy? Download the Sample Health Policy Template and personalize to fit your needs. The template is designed according to the Caring For Our Children best practices. It is developed by the ECHC team in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and ECHC Director and pediatrician, Dr. Dipesh Navsaria.

Sample Health Policy Template – Quick Start Manual

The ECHC team is exploring additional online tools to make this template even easier to use.

Additional resources to support you in promoting the health and safety of your children

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Standards & Guidelines

Caring for Our Children

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
Searchable standards of best practices for health and safety

Child Care Licensing Rules

Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
Wisconsin Administrative Code with commentary including Caring for Our Children

Health Services Management

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Resources for health services

National Database of Child Care Licensing

Administration for Children & Families
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Searchable Wisconsin licensing regulations and additional standards

Rating Criteria

YoungStar
Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
Wisconsin’s quality rating and improvement system criteria for child care including health and wellness rating criteria by provider type

YoungStar Changes 2021/2022

YoungStar
Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
Policy changes to quality rating criteria including on health and well being

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Health Topic Specific Resources

With the videos & links below, there may be different types of pumps/tubes/etc. These resources are to provide examples — training in how to use any specific model with any specific child should be coming from the parents or the prescribing clinicians.

Air Quality and Outdoor Activity Guidance 

Environmental Protection Agency 
A table that applies to children of all ages (0-18) that shows when and how to modify outdoor physical activity of children based on the Air Quality Index 

Picture Book: Why is Coco Orange? 

Environmental Protection Agency 
A printable, educational, picture book about air quality (intended for kids 4+ but a great fit for story time for kids of any age!). 

Bottle feeding 

HealthyChildren.org
Written tips for bottle feeding

How to Bottle Feed Your Baby 

Nemours Kids Health
Video on bottle feeding

EpiPen 

Nationwide Children’s
Video explaining how to use an epi pen  

Programming a Feeding Pump

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Video that shows how to set up, prime, and program a feeding pump

How to Connect an Extension Set to a G-Tube

AboutKidsHealth
Video explaining how to connect an extension to a G-Tube

Inhaler with Spacer & Mask 

Nationwide Children’s
Video explaining how to use an inhaler with spacer and mask for asthma 

Inhaler with Spacer & Mask 

HealthyChildren.org
Video demonstrating how to use an inhaler with spacer and mask for asthma

Oral Medication Administration 

HealthyChildren.org
Written tips for measuring and administering medications 

Oral Medication Administration 

Nationwide Children’s
Written tips for safely administering to different ages

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Healthychildren.org
Written material and video on how to empower children from an early age

Radon in Child Care

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Webpage outlining what is radon and the best practices for testing for it in child care settings

Sun Safety and Protection Tips

HealthyChildren.org
Written, sun protection advice for children including infants

Taking a Child’s Temperature 

Nemours
Video on how to use a thermometer to take a child’s temperature 

Taking a Child’s Temperature 

HealthyChildren.org
Written tips when taking a child’s temperature 

Toy Buying Tips for Kids with Special Needs

HealthyChildren.org
Written advice for selecting toys for kids with special needs

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General Resources & Support Programs

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Information & referral services

Child Care Information Center

Division of Early Child Care & Education
Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
News and quick links to support early childhood

Child Care Licensing Forms

Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
Child Care licensing resources including family center sample policy and group center policy checklist

Child Care Resources & Organizations

Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
External resource links including health, safety, and nutrition topics

Collaborating Partnerships

Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners
Competencies and resources including health, safety, and nutrition

Early Care & Education

Kids Forward
Blog articles on early care and education topics

Food Program

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
Program promoting healthy eating during early childhood

Resource Materials for Child Care Providers

Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
Child Care resources including health & safety materials

Resources

Wisconsin Head Start Association
Resources for Head Start programs and Wisconsin reports

Vision Children’s Program 

Vision Forward Association
Vision education, therapy, and support for children 0-6 who are blind or visually impaired

The Wisconsin Infant Toddler Policy Project

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association
Project promoting equitable access to quality care

Wisconsin Resources

Child Care Aware
 Local health services and resources in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Resources

Zero to Three
Articles on Wisconsin resources

Wisconsin Shares Information

Wisconsin Shares
Wisconsin Department of Children & Families
Wisconsin subsidy information

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Professional Development & Other Consulting Services

4-C

Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc.
Network of Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral agencies

“Do It for Dillon” Epinephrine Training Program

Dillon Mueller Memorial Fund
Free epinephrine training to groups across Wisconsin

MCH Early Childhood Systems

Maternal & Child Health Program
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Core competencies and professional development resources

Public Health Nurse Consultants

Division of Public Health
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Consultation services to promote public health

Pyramid Model Trainer

Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health
Training to promote infant mental health through building awareness, promoting professional capacity, fostering partnerships, and supporting policies

Resource Center for Programs

Wisconsin Registry
Training solutions and professional development resources

Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program

Maternal & Child Health Program
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Support to address behavioral health needs

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More About Child Care Health Consultation

Wisconsin Child Care Health Consultation Needs Assessment Report

Wisconsin Early Childhood Health Consultation
Report exploring the need for child care health consultation in Wisconsin.

Child Care Health Consultants Make Early Care and Education Programs Healthier and Safer

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
Website discussing how health consultants can be a resource for early child care & education 

Resources for Child Care Health Consultants

Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
Website with resources for child care health consultants in promoting best health & safety practices

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