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Child Care Provider Resources and Services
The health and well being of children is important for growth and development, which is why the Snohomish County Health Department works to ensure health and safety at Snohomish County child cares and preschools. Our services are targeted at child care businesses and providers. For more information about our program activities, please see our Child Care Health Outreach Program annual report or our program brochure. We offer free consultations on a variety of health, safety, and nutrition topics.
STARS CREDITS and ospi clock hours
Click here to get your in-service hours. Not registered yet? Click here for instructions on how to register. Teachers, don't forget! STARS credits/certificates can be turned in for OSPI Clock Hours.
free covid-19 Vaccine classes
Have questions about COVID-19 Vaccines? See videos below for a preview of the content and click the links to sign-up.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Training for Child Care Providers (click here). Learn how vaccines help curb the spread of viruses, specifics about the vaccines available against COVID-19, and how to get vaccinated.
- Building Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccination. Get details on the scientific development, formal authorization, and safety measures for the COVID-19 vaccines. Learn how to answer questions from uncertain families and staff.
COVID-19 VACCINATION resources and materials for staff and families
Community-wide vaccination against COVID-19 helps keep children, staff and families healthy. Please see resources below.
Brain Building with Vroom®
The Snohomish Health District is proud to partner with the Washington State Department of Health to introduce child care providers and parents to Vroom®, a global program which empowers caregivers to make the most of the many moments spent with children every day.
Find free, science-based tips to help parents and caregivers support children's learning and brain growth during the crucial early years. Learn more.
The first 3 to 5 years of a child’s life are some of the most important from a developmental standpoint. Our Child Care Health Outreach Program offers the consultation services of a Behavioral Health Specialist.
Health & Illness
Diseases can spread quickly in child care environments. Our Child Care Health Outreach program helps with the challenge of preventing illness. We offer on-site visits and consultations, distance learning classes, and resources.
Nutrition & Physical Activity
Our Child Care Health Outreach Program can help child care providers promote healthy eating and active play in child care and early learning programs.
Safety & Sanitation
Child care providers can contact the Child Care Health Outreach program to learn about food safety in child care, hand washing and sanitation, and more.
Training for Child Care
The Child Care Outreach Program classes are now online. Child care workers are required to take training that is approved through the State Training and Registry System (STARS).
Immunization Information for Child Care