Child Care Provider Resources and Services
The health and well being of children is important for growth and development, which is why the Snohomish Health District 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.
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.
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.
Our Child Care Health Outreach Program can help child care providers promote healthy eating and active play in child care and early learning programs.
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.
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).
Child Care Aware of Washington
For help finding a child care or day care in your area, Child Care Aware of Washington provides information and referrals. They are available by calling 800-446-1114 and online.
To make sure a child care or day care provider is licensed, and review other licensing information including any founded complaints, visit the Department of Children, Youth and Families Child Care Check Page. Here's an overview of the different types of child care options. Some child cares are regulated by the state and require licensing; others do not.