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Health and Safety in the
Child Care Setting:
Prevention of
Infectious Disease
A Curriculum for the
Training of Child Care Providers
Module 1
Second Edition

Health and Safety in the
Child Care Setting:
Prevention of
Infectious Disease
A Curriculum for the
Training of Child Care Providers
Module 1
Second Edition

Developed by The California Child Care Health Program
1322 Webster Street, Suite 402 • Oakland, CA 94612-3218
(510) 839-1195
Funded by a grant from
The California Department of Education, Child Development Division June 1998

Editorial Staff
A. Rahman Zamani, MD, MPH
Judy Calder, RN, MPH
Adena Cohen, MPH
Bardy Anderson, Graphic Artist
Sara Evinger, Editorial Assistant
Designed and edited by e.g. communications
Photography by Jennifer Cheek Pantaleon and Joe Sanberg
Cover photo by Jennifer Cheek Pantaleon

In addition, we want to thank the staff and board members
of the California Child Care Health Program
for their support, ideas and patience during this labor of love.

The California Child Care Health Program is a community-oriented, multidisciplinary team dedicated to enhancing the quality of child care for California’s children by initializing and strengthening linkages among the health, safety and child care communities and the families they serve. This curriculum was revised March 2001

Acknowledgments
Lynn Anderson, Policy Analyst
California Department of Social Services
Community Care Licensing Division
Betty Bassoff, DSW, Consultant
California Child Care Health Program
Luci Chaidez, Day Care Program Analyst
Emergency Medical Services Authority
Lyn Dailey, PHN, Child Care Health Consultant
California Child Care Health Program
Sandra Edelbrock, Coordinator
Children’s Services Unit
Riverside County Office of Education
Gail Gonzalez, RN
Child Care Health Consultant
California Child Care Health Program
Diane Hinds, Coordinator
Child Development Center, Citrus College
Glendora, CA

Roberta Larson, RDH, MPH
Children’s Dental Health Consultant
California Department of Health Services
Pamela Murphy, Coordinator
Child Development, Children’s Services Unit
Riverside County Office of Education
Pamm Shaw, MS, Child Care Health Consultant
California Child Care Health Program
Marsha Sherman, MA, MFCC, Director
California Child Care Health Program
Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, MD, MPH
The Center for Health Training
San Francisco, CA
Rick Tobin, Coordinator of Emergency Services
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Planning and Technological Assistance Branch

Some materials in this manual were adapted from materials obtained from the following organizations:
American Public Health Association and American Academy of Pediatrics under a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Caring for Our Children—National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs. Washington, DC: APHA & APA, due to be published 2001. American Academy of Pediatrics. 2000 Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Disease. 25th Ed. Elk Grove Village, Il.

The California Department of Education and The Center for Health Training. Keeping Kids Healthy—Preventing and Managing Communicable Disease in Child Care. San Francisco, CA, 1995.
Canadian Paediatric Society. Well Beings: A Guide to Promote the Physical Health, Safety and Emotional Well Being of Children in Child Care Centres and Family Day Care Homes. Ontario: Creative Premises Ltd., 1992.

Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Public Health Service, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ABCs of Safe and Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers, 1996.

Shapiro Kendrick, A., Kaufmann, R. and Messenger, K.P., eds. Healthy Young Children. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1995.
Department of Health and Human Services, Immunization Branch. California Immunization Handbook...
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