Child Care Provider Training Resources

Chapter 122 Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers


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Infection Control and Prevention
Standard and Universal Precautions in the Child Care Setting
Reporting Requirements for Communicable Diseases and Work-Related Conditions
Prevention and Control Measures for Outbreaks in School and Daycare Settings
Cover Your Cough
Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
Wash Hands When Leaving Animal Exhibits
Steps to Diaper-Changing for Childcare Settings
Cleaning and Sanitizing: What's the difference and how are they done?

Disease Specific Information
Measles Information for Child Care Centers
Measles: Preventing the Spread in Child Care and School Settings [pdf 191k] (02/23/2015)
Prevention of Norovirus Outbreaks in School and Daycare Settings
MRSA in Early Childhood Care and Education Settings
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in the Child Care Setting

Child Care/Preschool Immunization Requirements
The Truth About Vaccines: Protecting Your Child Against Serious Disease

 Child Care Provider Vaccinations
Immunizations are not just for children. Keeping up-to-date on your vaccinations help protect you and the children you work with from vaccine-preventable diseases that can be transmitted in a child care setting, including influenza, pertussis (whooping cough), and varicella. As a child care provider you come into contact with many viruses and bacteria while working with children. Some diseases, such as pertussis, are more serious in children, while others, such as chicken pox, are worse for adults.

What vaccines should you consider?  
Flu vaccine not only protects you from the flu each year but also helps make sure you do not spread the disease to children. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months. Since the type of flu that sickens people every year changes, you should get a vaccination every year.

Tdap vaccine protects against pertussis, which affects the lungs and is spread from person to person through the air. Pertussis can be very serious, especially for infants who are too young to be vaccinated. An individual with a mild case of pertussis may have a bad, lingering cough and can still transmit the disease to young children. You likely received a series of vaccines as a child to prevent pertussis. However, the protection from those vaccines may have worn off. You can receive one Tdap vaccine as the best way to prevent pertussis as an adult.

Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox. Many adults already have had chickenpox and are now immune to it. However, the disease can be serious for adults so adults who have never had chickenpox or been vaccinated should get two doses of the vaccine.

Pneumococcal  vaccine protects against pneumococcal diseases like pneumonia and meningitis. People who have asthma or are smokers are at increased risk for  the disease and should consider getting the pneumococcal vaccine

Medcation Admnistration & EpiPen Use
Medication Administration in Child Care Settings
How to Use EpiPenŽ (epinephrine) Auto‑Injector
Food Allergy Action Plan Emergency Care Plan
Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan

Health and Safety
Health and Safety in Child Care
Morning Health Check
Sun Protection
Heat Stroke Safety Tips