CHILD CARE LICENSING
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.
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)
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 including 1-hour Nutrition Supplement Training
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.
The San Diego County YMCA CRS commonly offers assistance in paying for the 16 hour EMSA courses in the form of training grant vouchers.
CPR & FIRST AID RESOURCES
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.
INFECTION CONTROL RESOURCES
UCSF California Childcare Health Program Forms, Policies and Checklists
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
NUTRITION RESOURCES AND USDA CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP)
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
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
UDSA 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines: https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/resources/2015-2020_Dietary_Guidelines.pdf
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
INJURY PREVENTION RESOURCES
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/
CHILD ABUSE REPORTING RESOURCES
California Department of Justice Guide to Reporting Child Abuse
California Attorney General’s Child Abuse Prevention Handbook
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|
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.