What is the North Carolina Child Care Health Consultant Association?
The NC CCHCA is a membership association of Child Care Health Consultants in North Carolina and other associated professionals. Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs) are health professionals with education and experience in child and community health and early care and education. We work to improve the quality of early care and education programs by promoting healthy and safe environments for children in childcare. Association members share ideas and resources, assist in solving problems and concerns, and offer collaboration and support.
To learn more about Child Care Health Consultation or locate a child care health consultant (CCHC) in your area, visit our Child Care Health Consultants Directory for a listing of CCHCs by county or call the North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center toll free at 1 (800) 367-2229.
The mission of the Association is to provide a collaborative network for CCHCs throughout the state of North Carolina.
CCHCs strive to promote the healthy development of children and the reduction of illness and injury in early care and education settings. This collaborative association provides a vehicle to discuss and act on local, state, and national child care issues. Association members share ideas and resources, assist in solving problems and concerns, and offer collaboration and support.
Click here to read the North Carolina CCHC Service Model and NC CCHCA Code of Ethics.
Members are involved in the Association in a variety of ways, including
- serving as officers
- participating in the annual conference
- contributing to Association committee
- collaborating during regional meetings in the western, central and eastern areas
To contact officers or committee chairs, email us.
The Executive Committee consists of the elected officers, the regional representatives, committee chairpersons, and representatives from the Resource Center. This committee meets once a month and reports what is going on with the committees and groups, along with addressing any needs that they or a member of the Association may have.
This committee is charged with the task of planning the annual NC CCHCA conference and association meeting. This includes making arrangements for the facility, lodging, speakers, exhibitors, entertainment, and more. The goal is to provide education on topics that relate to the 16 health outcomes for children that are part of our Scope of Practice. The conference is also an opportunity for CCHCs and associated professionals to reunite and network in an enjoyable environment.
Public Awareness/Education Committee:
This committee is charged with organizing activities to raise awareness and educate the public – including elected officials – of the existence and function of CCHCs in North Carolina. Activities can range from the local, community level up to the state level. The goal is for all citizens of NC to know what a Child Care Health Consultant is and the invaluable services that are provided.
This committee is also charged with development and maintenance of the website, and other forms of social media and communication tools, that promote increased communication and networking between association members and other professionals working with young children.
Review/ Policy Committee:
This committee is charged with the review of updates to current association health and safety policies, trainings and associated forms. It also facilitates the development of new materials by association members. This library of resources is made available to Association members.
This committee is charged with verifying that a qualified health professional has met the requirements established by the NCCCHCA and the NC Institute for Child Development Professionals to obtain the NC CCHC Certification and Technical Assistance endorsement.