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What is CCHC Banner

Child care health consultants (CCHCs) work with child care centers, home-based providers and preschools to promote safe and healthy learning environments for young children and staff.

CCHCs are health professionals who provide expert guidance and technical assistance on a wide range of health and safety topics. They can also provide resources to assist programs in serving children with special health needs.

Programs can think of their CCHC as a team member they can call on to help their staff reach a higher level of care.

The Role of CCHCs Banner

Child care health consultants support early care and education programs by:

  • Providing on-call support, in-house trainings and helpful resources
  • Promoting health and safety best practices
  • Offering responsive, customized assistance
  • Providing information for families and referrals to additional health resources in your community
  • Assisting in creating health and safety policies
  • Building supportive relationships
  • Working as a team with child care programs, families, local public health agencies, child care resource and referral agencies, and more

Areas of Expertise Banner

  • Medication management
  • Oral health
  • Nutrition (including CACFP and food allergies)
  • Playground and outdoor safety
  • Active play
  • Classroom safety
  • Child abuse recognition and reporting
  • Immunizations
  • Infection control
  • Special health needs such as diabetes and asthma
  • And so much more!

Training Topics

We train on a variety of topics. If you don't see a specific topic you are looking for, let us know! We can set up training to meet your staff needs

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Arrival Health Check
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
  • Asthma
  • Brain Building Basics Infant Toddler Training
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Classroom Safety
  • Color Me Healthy
  • Diapering
  • Disease Transmission
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • ERS-3 Personal Care Routines
  • Family Style Meals
  • Growth and Development
  • Handwashing
  • Healthy Eating
  • Infant Feeding
  • Medication Administration
  • Oral Health
  • Playground Safety
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Run, Jump, Play
  • Safe Sleep
  • Sanitation
  • Seizures
  • Staff Health
  • Sun Safety
  • Toy Safety
  • Yoga in the Classroom (staff training)
  • Need something else?  We can set up training to meet your staff needs!

Resources Banner

Arizona Child Care Licensing and Regulation

COVID-19 Resources

Early Care and Education Best Practices

Reporting Concerns

Child Development Resources

Additional Child Care Program Resources

FTF Coconino Region Service Area Banner

CCHC Service Area

Caring for Our Children Nation Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs

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Paula Stefani
Child Care Health Consultant
FTF Coconino Region

2625 N King St
Flagstaff AZ 86004

Phone: (928) 679-7352
Cell: (928) 606-0514

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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