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Child Care Workers: It's your turn to get the COVID-19 Vaccine!
In March 2021, child care providers and staff are among the priority groups for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Scroll down for more information about the COVID-19 vaccine and how to find an appointment.
California Childcare Health Program
CCHP is a program of the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing, Department of Family Health Care Nursing.
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Our multidisciplinary team is here to support you in achieving healthy and safe practices in child care settings.

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Child Care Workers: It's your turn to get the COVID-19 Vaccine!

If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, these resources have answers: 

If you're ready to sign up for a vaccine appointment, try all of these options:

  • Go to MyTurn.ca.gov to search for an appointment near you
  • Contact your Local Health Department to find out about any special vaccine appointment codes for child care providers, or any local vaccine drives
  • Visit VaccinateCA.com or VaccineFinder.org to find appointments at your local pharmacies
  • Contact your health care provider to see if they offer the COVID-19 vaccine

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

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance for Operating Child Care Programs During COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-childcare.html

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

COVID-19 Checklist based on California State Guidance: https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/checklist-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

Safe Practices

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions

Healthy Air in Child Care Health and Safety Note: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/healthy-air

Healthy Air in Child Care Poster: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/healthy-air-0

Masks in Child Care: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/face-masks-child-care-programs

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

Policies and Procedures

When to Keep Your Child Home During COVID-19 Flowchart Poster: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/when-keep-your-child-home-during-covid-19

Reduce the Risk of Spreading COVID-19 Poster: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/sites/g/files/tkssra181/f/COVID-poster_04.2021.pdf

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

Cleaning During COVID-19

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

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

Reopening Your Child Care During COVID-19

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

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

COVID-19 Policy and Regulation

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

All CCLD Provider Information Notices (PIN): https://cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/community-care-licensing/policy/provider-information-notices/child-care

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 

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

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 vaccination, 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.