professional development

We offer many avenues for health consultants to engage in professional development to understand and enhance their practice.

competencies

Competencies are an essential part of a professional development system because they are a common set of standards, clear definitions about what knowledge is needed to provide quality services and serve as a solid foundation for practitioners. We partnered with statewide early childhood experts to develop a set of competencies for the practice of child care health consultation in Colorado.

Download the CCHC Competencies.

mentoring

Our child care health consultant peer mentoring program provides a structured way for peers to support one another in this unique and critical role. The program is a competency driven model that uses a peer mentorship approach because we believe that everyone has strengths and knowledge to share with one another. The program will educate you on mentoring strategies, foster relationship building, sharing of best practices and resources, and usage of planning tools to increase competency in CCHC practices. 

health huddles

The State Huddle is a short 30-minute video conference meeting, providing child care health consultants (CCHCs) monthly opportunity to connect with peers from across the state and offer helpful information sharing to inform practice. Topics will vary based on needs expressed through the Health Hub Discussion Forum and calls/emails coming into Healthy Child Care Colorado.

Date: August 19, 2019
Time: 3:00 – 3:30pm

*Email us if you are interested in joining the huddle.

training

We offer innovative and hands-on trainings that can be put into practice right away. We are proud to offer trainings that are approved by the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado department of human services.

Child Care Health Consultation 101

This training offers child care health consultation (CCHC) information and resources to those nurses and physicians serving in this role in Colorado early childhood programs. It further defines the role and competencies for this unique health role that will foster an understanding of health, safety, and wellness practices in child care settings. We will cover the regulations and qualifications for a health consultant, review the Colorado Child Care Health Consultation Competencies, and discuss relevant content for the contract between the child care program and health consultant. 

Participants receive a certificate for 4.5 hours of approved training and additional resources.

This course is the state approved health consultant training for Colorado.

The online CCHC training is recommended as a prerequisite. www.co.train.org 

Child Care Health Consultation 201

This training helps experienced child care health consultants build their competencies through self-assessment, group discussion, and reflection. Participants will practice using a new Health, Safety, and Wellness Assessment designed to be used with programs.

Participants receive a certificate for 4.5 hours of approved training and additional resources.

child care health consultation – 2019 seminars

The CCHC Leadership Committee hosts quarterly seminars and invites expert speakers so that health consultants can learn about the latest developments in early childhood health that are relevant to their role. You also have the opportunity to meet and network with other health consultants and school nurses from across the state.

Participants receive a certificate for attending the seminar and additional resources.

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Community First Foundation / 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Unit A Arvada, CO 80003
Cost: Free ($15 optional for a box lunch)

Online Participation: We are offering a webinar for those who cannot attend the in-person meeting. On the registration question “how are you planning to attend?”, please make sure you select the option “I will be attending via webinar.”