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Child Care Linkages Program

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Our Location: 1221 Fulton Street, Fresno CA 93721
Mailing: PO Box 11867, Fresno CA 93775-1867
Phone: (559) 600-3330
Fax: (559) 455-4705

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

What is the Child Care Linkages Program?

babyThe CCHLP is staffed by Public Health Nurses who are certified Child Care Health Consultants. The nurses provide health and safety consultation to the child care community.

Who Does the Program Serve? Any licensed or unlicensed child care provider residing in Fresno County and serving children ages 0-5.

Mom and Baby picWhat services does the program provide? The Public Health Nurse (PHN) is available by phone or in person at the child care site. The PHN consultation can include health/safety policy development, assistance with communicable disease control and referral to community resources. the PHN can also observe the program site and make recommendations to improve the health and safety of the program. CCHLP also assists providers with meeting the health/safety criteria for NAFCC and NAEYC accreditation.

How much does the Program Cost? All Services are free.

Child Care

Community Care Licensing, CA Department of Social Services

Child care licensing forms, new child care requirements, regulations, child care training, the Trustline registry, the administrator certification program, the Technical Support program, the Child Care Advocate Program, SIDS information and much more.
http://ccld.ca.gov

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade work through Regional Affiliate Groups to improve professional practices and working conditions in early childhood education and build public support for high-quality, early childhood programs.
www.naeyc.org

National Association for Family Child Care

The National Association for Family Child Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.
http://nafcc.org/

Central Valley Children Services Network

Central Valley Children's Services Network (a public benefit, non-profit, 501 (C) (3) agency) welcomes you to the premier source for child care referral and resource in Fresno County.
http://www.cvcsn.org/

Child Development

California Head Start Association

A multitude of informational pages designed to benefit Head Start administrators, staff, parents, other Early Childhood Educators and all the friends of Head Start.
http://www.ca-headstart.org/

I Am Your Child Campaign

IAYC develops resources for parents, early childhood professionals, child advocates, health care providers, policymakers and the media. IAYC also promotes public policies that help ensure that children have the physical well-being and the social, emotional and cognitive abilities they need to enter school ready to succeed.
www.iamyourchild.org

Zero to Three

For parents and professionals, this site promotes the healthy development of babies and toddlers. Includes publications and reference guides to programs, projects and professional developmental services in the following areas: public awareness and parent education, policy analysis and development, leadership development, knowledge development, professional education and program consultation, bookstore of parent and professional resources.
www.zerotothree.org

Children with Special Needs

Central Valley Regional Center

Regional Center Goals:

  • To serve as an advocate for persons with developmental disabilities
  • To identify specific client and family needs and to establish a person-centered plan
  • To provide the most effective client services, through utilization of community resources
  • To assist the community in the prevention and early identification of developmental disabilities
  • To assist in the establishment of new and innovative programs and to expand existing community resources

http://www.cvrc.org/index.php

Exceptional Parents Unlimited - Fresno, CA

EPU's mission is to strengthen and empower children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental, and parenting challenges.
http://www.epuchildren.org/

Health & Safety

American Academy of Pediatrics

Resource in English and Spanish on a variety of pediatric health topics for families and health care professionals.
www.aap.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information regarding allergies, cigarette and tobacco issues, drug addiction, disease and disease prevention, immunization, and general, dental and mental health. Information available in Spanish at www.cdc.gov/spanish.
www.cdc.gov

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Consumer and business information, including a library, recall information, public calendar, and keyword search engine.
www.cpsc.gov

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Establishes protective standards, enforces those standards, and reaches out to employers and employees through technical assistance and consultation programs.
www.osha.gov

USDA - Child and Adult Food Program (CCACFP)

CCACFP plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care for children and elderly adults by making care more affordable for many low-income families.

Through CACFP, more than 3.2 million children and 112,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of the day care they receive. See how CACFP can make a difference in the quality of your program! Whether you are a provider in your home, at a day care center, in an after school care program, or in an emergency shelter, you will find many useful resources for serving nutritious meals and snacks.
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/care/

California Child Care Health Program

This website will introduce you to our projects and services. It also provides a wealth of resources you may download free or order for a small charge. Our materials are designed to be distributed and used in a variety of settings by both professionals and families.
http://www.cchp.ucsf.edu