Healthy Child Care Illinois

Healthy Child Care Illinois

A Program that Promotes Safe and Healthy Children

Healthy Child Care Illinois (HCCI) is a program administered by the State of Illinois to promote safe and healthy childcare.  We work in collaboration with the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency as a resource to providers.  A Child Care Nurse Consultant provides training and education to child care providers, parents and children on a variety of topics.  These services are available to providers in Will, Kankakee, Kendall and Grundy counties.

Program Eligibility

Services are available for child care centers, licensed and licensed-exempt providers within the four county area (see above).  This includes staff, parents and children enrolled in the child care program.

Program Services

Training and education is offered on a variety of health and safety topics.  The nurse is also available for telephone consultations to answer any questions a provider may have.  Staff trainings and parent education can be scheduled by contacting the nurse consultant at (815) 741-1163 ext. 229.  A minimum of five registered participants is required for trainings.  Specialized educational sessions on oral health and hand washing can be provided for children.  Additional trainings can also be accessed by contacting the CCR&R and requesting their training schedule.  Additional services provided include Asthma Awareness Program, Child Passenger Safety Seat Education and Check Lanes, and outdoor safety checks.

Services are provided free of charge

Contact Information

Phone: 815-741-1163 ext. 229
Email: gkrantz@childcarehelp.org

Resource:

Child Care Resource and Referral Agency

Family Health Services News
Health Department Employees Have Room to Grow

Health Department Employees Have Room to Grow

New Organic to Grow Vegetables, Promote Wellness

Will County Health Department employees with a green thumb can soon till the soil at work.  At least 35 employees have signed up for an innovative program spearheaded by the agency’s employee wellness committee and the University of Illinois Extension.

Add Vaccines to Your Back-To-School Checklist

August is National Immunizations Awareness Month

The Will County Health Department is reminding parents to include immunizations on their child's back-to-school checklist.  Immunizations are equally important for college students.
Third and Fourth Rabid Bats Found In Will County; No Human Treatment Needed

Third and Fourth Rabid Bats Found In Will County; No Human Treatment Needed

Indoor/Outdoor Cat Given Rabies Booster

One more in Joliet, one in Homer Glen.
Second Will County Rabid Bat of Season Found in South Naperville

Second Will County Rabid Bat of Season Found in South Naperville

Trapped After it Flew into a Washing Machine

Bats discovered in Will County need to be reported immediately to Will County Animal Control at 815-462-5633
First Rabid Bat of Season Caught in Joliet

First Rabid Bat of Season Caught in Joliet

Three Family Members Exposed to Bat Given Information, Options

Bats need to be immediately reported to Animal Control.
June 1st: Immunizations BY APPOINTMENT at Will Co Health Dept

June 1st: Immunizations BY APPOINTMENT at Will Co Health Dept

Make Appointment by Calling 815-740-8143 or 877-942-5807

Applies to Joliet, Monee, and Bolingbrook Immunizations Clinics.
IDHS Receives Billboard Donations to Promote Illinois Helpline for Opioids, other Substances, Across the State

IDHS Receives Billboard Donations to Promote Illinois Helpline for Opioids, other Substances, Across the State

Outdoor Advertising Association of Illinois Donated about 100 Billboards to IDHS to Promote New Illinois Helpline

More than 2,200 people have already reached out to the Helpline.
GOAL: Getting to Zero; CHC PrEP Clinic Helps the Efforts

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Part of "Getting to Zero" Project Concerning New HIV Cases

A new team effort between two Will County Health Department divisions.
Study: E-Cigarette Users Less Likely to Quit Tobacco

Study: E-Cigarette Users Less Likely to Quit Tobacco

Those Who Vape Shown to be Only Half as Likely to Give Up Tobacco.

A study says daily e-cigarette use was associated with 48 percent lower odds of having quit regular cigarettes.
Bolingbrook Becomes First Will County "Tobacco 21" City

Bolingbrook Becomes First Will County "Tobacco 21" City

Joining over a Dozen Suburban Municipalities

Includes e-cigarettes and vaping devices as well.
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