Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Chapter 3: Health Promotion and Protection

3.1 Health Promotion in Child Care

3.1.1 Daily Health Check 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.
The 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.
The documentation should note that the daily health check was done and any deviation from the usual status of the child and family.
Center, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS Records of Injury Documentation of Parent/Guardian Notification of Injury, Illness, or Death in Program Review and Accessibility of Injury and Illness Reports Contents of Child’s Records Pre-Admission Enrollment Information for Each Child Contents of Admission Agreement Between Child Care Program and Parent/Guardian Contents of Child’s Primary Care Provider’s Assessment Health History Contents of Medication Record Contents of Facility Health Log for Each Child Release of Child’s Records
  1. California Childcare Health Program. CCHP health and safety checklist. Rev. ed.