Healthy Child Care Hawai‘i promotes the health and safety of young children in child care.
- Recruit and train pediatricians and other health professionals to serve as child care health consultants.
- Connect health consultants with child care programs. Health consultants work with child care providers to promote the healthy development of young children in child care, increase access to preventive health services, and ensure a safe physical environment for children.
- Train pediatric doctors-in-training in recognizing and promoting quality child care. As part of a community rotation, pediatric residents at the University of Hawai‘i visit early care and education sites, become familiar with national health and safety standards, and learn what constitutes high quality child care.
- Provide information and resource materials to child care providers, health consultants, and other agencies/programs on national health and safety performance standards, medical home, and health insurance.
- Work with the Hawai‘i Early Childhood Comprehensive System initiative to promote access to medical homes, access to developmental screening, and standards based health and safety practices in child care.
Child Care Health Consultants. - updated Sept. 2011
HEALTH AND SAFETY FACILITY CHECKLIST
Health and Safety Facility Checklist for Child Care Centers focuses on the areas of safety, outdoor, interactions, all classrooms, and infant/toddler classrooms. It also includes recommended items for a First Aid Kit and procedures for standard precautions.
DHS CHILD CARE LICENSING FORMS
DHS 908 Early Childhood Pre-K Health Record Supplement
DHS 908A Instruction for DHS 908 (includes sample "Special Care Plan for a Child with Allergy")
SAMPLE PROCEDURES AND FORMS
Administration of Medication in the Classroom
Consent for Administration of Medication
Nutrition and Feeding Care Plan
Permission for Medical Condition Treatment
Seizure Care Plan
A health consultant may provide talks on various topics of interest to child care program staff, parents, and children. HCCH supports this by making powerpoint presentations available to health consultants upon request. See list of Powerpoint Presentations for Health Talks.
HCCH is a collaborative project of the University of Hawai‘i (UH)/School of Medicine/Department of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics-Hawai‘i Chapter, Department of Health/Children with Special Health Needs Branch, and Department of Human Services. HCCH is administered by the UH Department of Pediatrics and is funded by the Department of Human Services.
Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care
This link to the AAP's Pedialink page takes you to a search page. Select "online" and enter SIDS in the search box. After you get to the correct page, click on register and continue from there. Child care providers can take the course for FREE by going to
http://www.healthychildcare.org/PDF/UpdatedSIDSInstructions113011_1.pdf and using the promo code SIDSCCP.
Child Health Issues & Medical Home
Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition
Stepping Stones to Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition
For more information, contact:
American Academy of Pediatrics, Hawai‘i Chapter
Kathryn Sthay, Executive Director
Phone: (808) 377-5738
Sharon Taba, University of Hawai‘i - Department of Pediatrics
Children with Special Health Needs Branch
Hawai‘i State Department of Health
741 Sunset Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816