Newsletter – January 2022
There is no doubt that Colorado has been hit hard by the increase in illnesses, not to mention the heartbreak from the devastating fires. We have been made aware that there are many families within our ECE community who have been affected. Our thoughts go out to those of you who have been impacted. Coloradoans are strong and will survive, as we always do. If there is anything we at Child Health Connection can do to support our friends in education at this time, please let us know. Our prayers are with you all.
Yours in health,
Providers in Louisville and Superior
We wanted to share some important information from Boulder County Public Health if your center is located in Louisville or Superior and are under the boil order. Some critical first steps must occur prior to reopening in Louisville and Superior along with the need to clean up ash and debris from the fire. In order to re-open, centers will need to have approval from Boulder County Public Health while the boil order is still in place. You should receive a form for that purpose emailed from the health department.
Water sites with free water distribution will be available at the Louisville Public Library and the Louisville Recreation & Senior Center daily until potable water is restored.
Louisville Recreation & Senior Center (900 W. Via Appia)
Open 8 AM – 4 PM
Bottled Water Available
NEW-Bulk Water Available at 12 PM (bring your own container)
Louisville Public Library (951 Spruce St.)
Open 9 AM – 4 PM
Bottled Water Available
Bulk Water Coming Soon.
The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center (DAC), located at the Boulder County Southeast County Hub at 1755 S. Public Rd in Lafayette opened Monday, Jan.3, 2022 and will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
What We are Seeing
We are seeing an increase of Covid-19 cases in child care centers and the communities we serve along the front range. In addition, we are getting questions about the new CDC isolation guidance and if the State and County Health Departments will adopt it. Each County, or Municipality has the authority to create their own guidance or public health orders based on the data for their population. Schools and child care need to continue to follow the current recommendations that are in place until new guidelines are adopted. We encourage you to check with your local health department for the most up to date Covid-19 information and guidance.
El Paso County
New Year, New Look!
This past year we have restructured our organization, added to our team of nurses, and improved upon our practice, procedures, and trainings in order to bring you the best quality services. We are excited to share the new look of our website that will house pertinent information and resources that can be easily accessed. Moving forward, we have plans to increase the services we offer such as First Aid and CPR trainings (coming Summer 2022!). We will continue to add resources we hope you find helpful so please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any suggestions. We are here to support you!
Child Health Connection
School & Child Care Immunization Reporting (SCCIDR)
Just a reminder for those who may still be gathering immunization data to complete the School & Child Care Immunization Report. The deadline is January 15, 2022. The following institutions need to complete this report: Public, private and parochial schools with grades K-12, as well as child care centers, preschools and Head Start programs with 10 or more children. The report collects aggregate data about your center’s enrolled children’s immunization status. Click HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to complete the report.
Submit your SCCIDR report using the button below.
CDPHE-Immunization Data Report
Updates to the Child Care Rules and Regulations
As you are aware,recent updates to the rules and regulations went into effect December 1, 2021. The following are updates pertaining to our role as child care health consultants.
- 7.702.46.C.7 Child Care Health Consultants must complete Department-approved ongoing professional development training every three (3) years. The center must obtain and maintain proof of training upon completion.
- 7.702.46.C.9 All Department-approved Child Care Health Consultants must complete the Department-approved training about child abuse prevention, which includes common symptoms and signs of child abuse or neglect. The training must be completed within thirty (30) days of hire and renewed every three (3) years.
- 7.702.46.C.3 The monthly consultation must be conducted on-site at least quarterly or more frequently as required by the Child Care Health Consultant. Teleconsultations are allowed for the remaining months.
Your CCHC will be providing certificates for new training requirements once they have completed them. In order to continue to provide quality consultation services, Child Health Connection nurses will offer in-person consultations above the minimum as discussed with your CCHC and determined by the needs of the center.
Updated Rules & Regulation
What falls in winter but never gets hurt?
With cooler temperatures expected over the next couple of months we will find ourselves spending more time indoors. This can be challenging to keep children engaged and involved in activities. These are some creative indoor activities you can share with your families.
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