Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Chapter 9: Administration

9.2 Policies

9.2.3 Health Policies

9.2.3.8: Information Sharing on Family Health


Families should be asked to share information about family health (such as chronic diseases) that might affect the child’s health. Families should be guaranteed that all information will be kept confidential.
RATIONALE
A family history of chronic disease helps caregivers/teachers understand family stress and experiences of the child within the family.
COMMENTS
Information on family health can be gathered by asking parents/guardians to tell the caregiver/teacher about any chronic health problems that the child’s parents/guardians, siblings, or household members have that might affect the child’s health. This information could also be obtained from the child’s primary care provider with permission from the parent/guardian.
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home