Chapter 3: Health Promotion and Protection
3.1 Health Promotion in Child Care
3.1.1 Daily Health Check
18.104.22.168: Documentation of the Daily Health Check
The caregiver/teacher should conduct and document a daily health check of each child upon arrival. The daily health check documentation should be kept for one month.
RATIONALEThe vast majority of infectious diseases of concern in child care have incubation periods of less than twenty-one days (1). This information may be helpful to public health authorities investigating occasional outbreaks.
COMMENTSThe documentation should note that the daily health check was done and any deviation from the usual status of the child and family.
TYPE OF FACILITYCenter, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS22.214.171.124 Records of Injury
126.96.36.199 Documentation of Parent/Guardian Notification of Injury, Illness, or Death in Program
188.8.131.52 Review and Accessibility of Injury and Illness Reports
184.108.40.206 Contents of Child’s Records
220.127.116.11 Pre-Admission Enrollment Information for Each Child
18.104.22.168 Contents of Admission Agreement Between Child Care Program and Parent/Guardian
22.214.171.124 Contents of Child’s Primary Care Provider’s Assessment
126.96.36.199 Health History
188.8.131.52 Contents of Medication Record
184.108.40.206 Contents of Facility Health Log for Each Child
220.127.116.11 Release of Child’s Records
- California Childcare Health Program. CCHP health and safety checklist. Rev. ed. http://www.ucsfchildcarehealth.org/html/pandr/formsmain.htm#hscr/.