NC CCHC Certification (CCHC-C) project was presented this morning at the annual Association conference. The goal of building the first in the nation Child Care Health Consultant Certification process to address the need for qualified on-site support for health and safety in child care programs in NC was discussed by a panel: Dr. Jonathan Kotch discussed the importance of high quality CCHC services to the health and safety of young children and how North Carolina is leading the way nationally.
Christina DiSalvo from the North Carolina Partnership for Children talked about the infrastructure in North Carolina that supports CCHCs, including the CCHC Practice Model, the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center and coaching supports, and the state CCHC nurse and Association.
Debra Torrence from the NC Institute for Child Development Professionals discussed the importance of certification and what certification will mean for Child Care Health Consultants in North Carolina.
Amy Petersen, the chair of the CCHC Association told us more about the actual details of the project and who has been involved so far.
And Erin Belford talked more about the pilot project and what the benefits of certification will be for CCHCs, including the Rewards and Benefits options: http://ncicdp.org/certification-licensure/eecrewards/
Update! Slides from this presentation are now available on the Association's OneDrive.