Communicable disease prevention and control
The Child Care Health Program of Public Health Seattle & King County is partnering with the Puget Sound Educational Service District's Early Learning Outreach Program to offer a new online HIV/AIDS/Bloodborne Pathogens class for child care providers. This new online class will provide the opportunity to take a class specifically designed for child care providers at a time and place convenient to you. All that's needed is a computer with Internet access.
- The class costs $30 per person. Credit card or personal check payments are accepted. Please allow 3 days for credit card transactions and 10 days for personal check transactions.
- You will receive a notification by e-mail when your transaction is complete and you can begin taking the course.
- Register online and learn more about when courses are available
- Bloodborne pathogen exposure plan
- Disease reporting requirements
- Questions and answers about measles for childcares and schools
- Communicable disease letters
Use these updated letters to notify families about a possible exposure to an infectious disease. They advise staff and families on how to limit the spread of the disease, symptoms to look for, and whether a child may attend child care if affected. These letters can help you maintain a healthier child care environment; they also satisfy the posting requirement in WAC 170-295-3030.
Hand washing and keeping clean:
Sanitizer labels for Food Surfaces, Kitchen, and Classroom (MS Word)
Sanitizers are used to reduce germs from surfaces but not totally get rid of them:
Disinfectant labels for Body Fluids, General Areas, and Bathrooms (MS Word)
Disinfectants are chemical products that destroy or inactivate germs and prevent them from growing:
- Cleaning and sanitizing:
- Soil safety tips
We all know it can be a challenge to keep children from playing in the dirt and putting their hands in their mouths. Dust, dirt and mud are kid magnets!
- Prevent choking
- Keep Me Home If...
Easy-to-read poster for parents indicating when a child should be kept home based on specific symptoms. Also available in the following languages: