High quality child care is essential for our children, our families and our society
Childhood care and education (CCE) providers play a key role in children’s lives. Healthy, safe and nurturing CCE environments and a skilled CCE workforce using best practices can preserve, protect and promote children’s health and well-being and build a foundation for lifelong health and learning.
When CCE is healthy, families can work, go to school and participate in their community assured that their children’s needs are met, and their community will have a healthier future.
Oregon Kids: Healthy and Safe
Oregon Kids: Healthy and Safe (OKHS) is a training and online resource that early care and education professionals can use to provide healthy and safe environments and practices for children in their care.
Download OKHS Marketing Cards
Flu season is here again
Get information and resources on preventing the spread of flu for child care and families.
PediaLink Online Course: Influenza Prevention and Control in Early Education and Child Care
This FREE online course educates staff who work in Head Start and other early education and child care programs about influenza policies and strategies that help keep children healthy.
The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation
This documentary explores how a strong start for all our kids leads not only to better individual life course outcomes (learning, earning, and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America. It seems very relevant to public health and childhood care and education audiences.
Visit the documentary website to preview the series.