CHILD CARE LICENSING
- Community Care Licensing, 7575 Metropolitan Dr Ste 110, San Diego, CA 92108, (619) 767-2200
- How to Become a Licensed Child Care Provider
- The Child Care Licensing Program licenses both Child Care Centers (CCCs) and Family Child Care Homes (FCCHs) in California.
- Child Care Centers are usually located in a commercial building and Family Child Care Homes are in a licensee’s home.
- Only non-medical care and supervision can be provided in child care facilities and care is limited to periods of less than 24 hours.
- Online Orientation for Family Child Care Homes
- Online Orientation for Child Care Centers
- To register for an upcoming in-person orientation, you must contact the regional office
- California Department of Social Services Child Care Laws and Regulations
- Community Care Licensing Child Care Resources
- Community Care Licensing Child Care Self Assessment Guides
Provider Recommended Resources:
- KidKare.com runs on any mobile device with an internet connection and is an app to help manage your daycare business from your device.
Childcare Program Quality Assessment Tools
- Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R)
- Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-R)
- Family Day Care Rating Scale (FDCRS)
- Health and Safety Checklist for Early Care and Education Programs
- Cultural Awareness in the ECE Program Self-Assessment Checklist
- Title III: Childcare Centers and the Americans With Disabilities Act
EMSA Approved Child Care Training
- EMSA Approved Child Care Provider training consists of 16 hours of training for first-time licensees. http://emsa.ca.gov/child_care
- The hours of training must be completed as follows:
- 4 hours of Pediatric First Aid Training
- 4 hours of CPR-AED (adult, child, and infant) Training
- 8 hours of Preventive Health Practices with Nutrition & Lead Poisoning Prevention
- Every two (2) years, child care providers must renew their training by completing 4 hours of pediatric First Aid and 4 hours of pediatric CPR.
- The EMSA website has the most up to date list of approved training providers.
CPR & FIRST AID RESOURCES
- American Red Cross CPR | AED & First Aid Training Manual
- American Red Cross Ready Reference Guide – Pediatric CPR | AED & First Aid
- American Red Cross Ready Reference Guide – Adult CPR | AED & First Aid
- American Red Cross Emergency Mobile Apps
- Down load the FIRST AID app for Instant access to information on common emergencies. Disponible en español
- The PET FIRST AID app offers veterinary advice for everyday emergencies.
- Asthma in Childcare Settings | Asma en el Centro de Cuidado Infantil
- Reporting Injuries | Notiﬁcación de Lesiones
- Responding to Life Threatening Allergic Reactions in the Child Care Setting | Cómo responder ante reacciones alérgicas mortales
INFECTION CONTROL RESOURCES
- UCSF California Childcare Health Program Forms, Policies and Checklists
- Information on specific illnesses | Información sobre enfermedades específicas
- Head Lice: New Treatment Recommendations UCSF | Piojos de la cabeza: Recomendaciones de nuevos tratamientos
- California Title 17 Reportable Diseases
- Center for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/
- San Diego County Health & Human Services: http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa.html
- First 5 San Diego: http://first5sandiego.org/
- San Diego County HHSA Children’s Services: http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/cs.html
- Child Care Immunization Requirements
- Bi-national Immunization Requirements: USA vs Mexico
- San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/hhsa/
- For current immunization laws and immunization forms. http://www.sdiz.org/Schools-CC/index.html
- California Immunization Handbook (currently only available for download): http://eziz.org/assets/docs/shotsforschool/IMM-365.pdf
- County of San Diego Immunization Program
Mail Stop P573
3851 Rosecrans Street, Suite 704
San Diego, CA 92110-3115
Phone: (866) 358-2966
Email address: email@example.com
- Vaccine Safety Fact Sheet UCSF | Hoja informativa para las familias Vacunas Seguras
- Vaccines Aren’t Just for Children UCSF | Las Vacunas No Son Sólo Para Niños
NUTRITION RESOURCES AND USDA CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP)
- Providing Multiple Meals During COVID
- EMSA Letter Regarding Addition of 1-Hour Nutrition Supplement Training
- CDA Nutrition Resource Page
- California Community Care Licensing Childcare Center Safe Food Handling and Preparation Self-Assessment Guide
- Institute of Child Nutrition eLearning Programs, CACFP Instructional Courses Online: https://theicn.docebosaas.com/learn
- The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care for children and elderly adults by making care more affordable for many low-income families.
- California’s CACFP is administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/cc/.
- San Diego County Specialist is Monica Ortega, 916-324-0085, firstname.lastname@example.org
- For specific details related to allowable operating and administrative costs, program income, and meals, please refer to the Child Care Centers or Day Care Home Sponsors Administrative Manuals or contact your field consultant. If the claim preparer has questions related to claim completion or payments, he or she may contact the Child Nutrition Fiscal Services Unit, 916-322-8304.
- Claim Submission Information: Child and Adult Care Food Program Reimbursement Instruction Booklet
- CDA CACFP Updates
- CDA CACFP Best Practices Meal Patterns 2018 (en Español)
- CACFP Best Practices Child & Adult Meal Pattern Updated (en Español)
- CACFP New Meal Pattern 4-week sample menu
- CACFP PowerPoint Creating Cycle Menus
- USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): http://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/child-and-adult-care-food-program
- New 2019 Food Labels
- UDSA 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines: https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/resources/2015-2020_Dietary_Guidelines.pdf
- Food Allergy Fact Sheet | Alergias a Alimentos
- Food-borne Illness Fact Sheet | Enfermedad Producida por Alimentos
- Overweight and Obesity Fact Sheet | Sobrepeso y Obesidad
- Dietary Fat and Healthy Choices | Grasa en el régimen alimenticio y opciones saludables
- Nutrition and Feeding Care Plan| Nutrición y actividades para los niños pequeños: Cómo criar niños bien nutridos y en buen estado físico
- Active Outdoor Play | Juegos Activos al Aire Libre
- Diabetes in Childcare | La diabetes en el establecimiento de cuidado de niños
- Healthy Snacks for Toddlers & Preschoolers | Meriendas Sanas para Niños de entre 1 y 2 años y En Edad Preescolar
- Healthy Drinks for Young Children | Bebidas saludables para sus hijos
- Is it Safe to Play Outdoors in Winter
- Breastfeeding and Childcare | La leche materna y el centro de cuidado de niños
- Infant Feeding and Soy Formula | La alimentación de los bebés y la fórmula a base de soya
- Supporting Breastfeeding Families | Ayudando a las Familias que Amamantan
- Types of Vegetarian Diets | Tipos de Dietas Vegetarianas
- Choking and Suffocation Hazards
- Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs, Second Edition (CFOC)
- EMSA Nutrition Training webpage: http://emsa.ca.gov/ab-290-child-care-nutrition-training
- Eat Right – Save the Planet: https://www.amerimedcpr.com/how-our-diet-effects-the-environment/
- Track your health with MyFitnessPal.com. Enter your food intake to automatically calculate calories, and your exercise to automatically calculate calories burned.
- AmeriMed CPR Training Nutrition Supplement PowerPoint
- Eat This Not That Quiz
INJURY PREVENTION RESOURCES
- CCHP Health and Safety Checklist
- Safe Kids: https://www.safekids.org
- National Center for Injury Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/injury/index.html
- National Safety Council: http://www.nsc.org/pages/home.aspx
- Children’s Safety Network: https://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/injury-topics/child-care-safety
- Crumb Rubber Playground Surface Safety Information: https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/Crumb-Rubber-Safety-Information-Center
- Car seat safety: Contact the local health department or visit www.cdph.ca.gov/vosp
- SIDS (Centers for Disease Control): https://www.cdc.gov/sids/index.htm
- Shaken Baby Syndrome: National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome: https://www.dontshake.org/
- Safe Sleep Environment | Un ambiente de sueño seguro
- Poisoning Fact Sheet UCSF | Envenenamiento
- Commonly Used Toxic Cleaning Products | Productos de limpieza tóxicos de uso frecuente
- Beware of Poisonous House Plants | Cuidado con las Plantas Caseras Venenosas
- Do not use Ipecac Fact Sheet | No Use Ipecacuana
- Drowning Fact Sheet | Ahogos
- Falls Fact Sheet | Caídas
- Fire and Burn Injuries Fact Sheet | El fuego y las quemaduras
CHILD ABUSE REPORTING RESOURCES
- California Mandated Reporter Training (English / Español)
- California Department of Justice Guide to Reporting Child Abuse
- California Attorney General’s Child Abuse Prevention Handbook
- Child Abuse Prevention, Identification and Reporting | La Prevención del Abuso Infantil
- Child Abuse and Neglect Fact Sheet | Maltrato y Abandono Infantil
- San Diego County Social Services Department’s Child Protective Services: http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/cs.html
- San Diego County Child Abuse Reporting line (858) 560-2191
- In San Diego – if you know that abuse has occurred, you should call SDPD directly at (619) 531-2000 or (858) 484-3154.
- If the abuse is in progress you should call 911.
- San Diego Child Welfare Services 858-694-5191.
- CWS investigates reports of suspected child abuse and neglect and intervenes with families who do not meet the minimum community standards of health and safety as required by law.
- Child Abuse Prevention Council(s)
|San Diego County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council|
|1600 Pacific Highway, Room 206 San Diego, CA 92101, W-473||(858) 616-5923|
Community Family Resource Center(s)
|Chula Vista Community Collaborative|
|511 G St, Chula Vista, CA 91910-3603||(619) 498-8044|
|Nile Sisters Development Initiative|
|6035 University Ave Ste 22, San Diego, CA 92115||(619) 265-2959|
LEAD POISONING PREVENTION RESOURCES
- California Child Care Health Program https://cchp.ucsf.edu
- CDPH Childhood Lead Poisoning Branch (510) 620-5600 www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CLPPB for a list of the Department of Health Services Certified Lead Professionals who are trained to do lead-safe work in your or call (800) 597-LEAD.
- Resource & Referral Consumer Education Line (800) 543-7793
Learn More About Lead-Safe Work Practices
- Call the National Lead Hotline at (800) 424-LEAD and request “How to” guidelines on working safely with lead-based paint.
- For more information on free Lead Safe Work Practices Training, call (858) 492-5015.
- For information or questions on the EPA Renovation Repair and Paint (RRP) rule visit the EPA Region 9 website.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES
- UCSF California Disaster Plan 2016: http://cchp.ucsf.edu/sites/cchp.ucsf.edu/files/CA-ChildCare-Disaster-Plan.pdf
- Step-by-step Guide for Child Care providers
- Ready San Diego: http://www.readysandiego.org/childcare/
- Child Care Disaster Plan: http://www.readysandiego.org/Resources/Childcare-Disaster-Plan-English.pdf
- Child Care Disaster Plan Tool Kit: http://files.readysandiego.org/large-files/Childcare-Disaster-Plan-Toolkit-PDFs.zip
- Community Care Licensing Disaster Guide for Homes & Centers: http://ccld.ca.gov/res/pdf/DisasterGuideforHomesCenters.pdf
- 2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free confidential phone service and searchable online database.
- Dial 2-1-1 or visit 211SanDiego.org.
- American Red Cross
- During a disaster, the American Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet.
- Although the American Red Cross is not a government agency, it is an essential part of the response when disaster strikes.
- To learn more call (858) 309-1200 or visit the American Red Cross of San Diego / Imperial Counties.
- American Red Cross Emergency Mobile Apps
- The all-inclusive EMERGENCY! app lets you monitor more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts, to help keep you and your loved ones safe. Disponible en español.
- With the EARTHQUAKE app, you will receive a notification when an earthquake occurs, find help and let others know you’re safe even if the power is out. Disponible en español.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers an online course for childcare providers: Multihazard Planning for Childcare.
- Also visit FEMA.gov for disaster preparedness recommendations and Ready.gov to learn how to maintain your disaster supplies kit.
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