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California Childcare Health Program
CCHP is a program of the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing, Department of Family Health Care Nursing.
Dedicated to Enhancing the Quality of Child Care
This website will introduce you to our projects and services.
Welcome to the California Childcare Health Program
Our multidisciplinary team is here to support you in achieving healthy and safe practices in child care settings.

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Guidance for California Child Care Providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

California State Guidance, COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Child Care Programs and Providers: https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-childcare--en.pdf

CCHP Guidance for California Child Care Providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/guidance-california-child-care-providers-during-covid-19-pandemic

COVID-19 Prevention Materials

Reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 Poster: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/reduce-risk-covid-19  

Children with COVID-19 usually have mild symptoms such as fever, runny nose, and cough. Look for these during your Morning Health Check: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/covid-19-morning-health-check

Preparing your program for COVID-19 pandemic: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/covid-19-pandemic

Step-by-step cleaning for child care programs: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/step-step-cleaning-child-care-programs

Step-by-step disinfecting for child care programs: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/step-step-disinfecting-child-care-programs

Supplies to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/supplies-support-reducing-risk-covid-19-child-care-programs-0

Remember to use disinfectants safely: https://apps.cdpr.ca.gov/schoolipm/pubs/reminders_for_using_disinfectants.pdf

When to Wash Hands: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/when-wash-your-hands 

Wash Your Hands Properly: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/wash-your-hands-properly

 

COVID-19 Policy and Regulation

California Child Care Licensing Division (CCLD) Provider Information Notice (PIN) 20-15 CCP https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/CCLD/PINs/2020/CCP/PIN%2020-15-CCP.pdf

All CCLD coronavirus-related PINs: https://cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/community-care-licensing

California Department of Education (CDE) Early Learning and Care Division COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Early Learning and Care Program Contractors  https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/elcdcovid19.asp

CDE Managment Bulletin 20-06 COVID-19 Guidance regarding Emergency Childcare Services for Essential Workers and At-Risk Populations https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ci/mb2006.asp 

California employers are required to establish and implement an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) to protect employees from all worksite hazards, including infectious diseases. Guidance from CAL/OSHA for child care programs: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Infection-Prevention-in-Childcare-Programs-Guidance.pdf 

COVID-19 Resources Sample policy for COVID-19 pandemic in child care programs (English and Spanish) https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/pandemic-sample-policy-0

These websites frequently update their coronavirus information and guidance.  Check regularly for the latest information.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html

CDC Child Care Decison Tree https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/Childcare-Decision-Tree.pdf?deliveryName=USCDC_1191-DM28568

CDC Supplemental Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-childcare.html

California Department of Public Health (CDPH): https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCOV2019.aspx

FAQs from the CDC about children and the novel coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html

Your local public health department has the latest information and advice for your geographic location, such as cases of confirmed COVID-19, school closures, and cancellations in your city or county: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/LocalHealthServicesAndOffices.aspx

Dedicated to Enhancing the Quality of Child Care

Welcome to the website of the California Childcare Health Program. Our multidisciplinary team is here to support you in achieving healthy and safe practices in child care settings. We believe not only in preventing injuries and the spread of infectious diseases but in creating the best possible environments for children to learn and grow.

This website will introduce you to our projects and services. It also provides a wealth of resources you may download free of charge. Our materials are designed to be distributed and used in a variety of settings by both professionals and families.