Chapter 3: Health Promotion and Protection
3.1 Health Promotion in Child Care
3.1.1 Daily Health Check
22.214.171.124: 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 STANDARDS126.96.36.199 Records of Injury
188.8.131.52 Documentation of Parent/Guardian Notification of Injury, Illness, or Death in Program
184.108.40.206 Review and Accessibility of Injury and Illness Reports
220.127.116.11 Contents of Child’s Records
18.104.22.168 Pre-Admission Enrollment Information for Each Child
22.214.171.124 Contents of Admission Agreement Between Child Care Program and Parent/Guardian
126.96.36.199 Contents of Child’s Primary Care Provider’s Assessment
188.8.131.52 Health History
184.108.40.206 Contents of Medication Record
220.127.116.11 Contents of Facility Health Log for Each Child
18.104.22.168 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/.