Child Care Program

Child Care Program

Southwest District Health performs an integral part within the Child Care inspection program within the State of Idaho. We conduct health and safety inspections for licensed facilities and facilities that participate in the Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP).  Licensed child care centers must follow state laws from proper child to adult ratios to food protection and accident prevention.  Maintaining these requirements will allow facilities to operate and reduce the risk of reported complaints.

All Health and Safety Inspections Address The Following:

  • Age and Health of the child care provider
  • CPR and Pediatric First Aid certification for child care providers
  • Child-staff Ratio
  • Policies on excluding children and staff when ill
  • Complete immunization records for each child
  • Emergency communication and plans
  • Working fire extinguishers and smoke detectors
  • Adequate exit doors and fire escapes
  • Approved Food and Drinking water
  • Proper Personal Hygienic Practices
  • Storage of food, cooking and serving utensils
  • Proper storage of medicines and other hazardous items
  • Diaper changing areas
  • Firearm and Ammunitions Storage
  • Water hazards (pools, creeks, canals)
  • Smoking/Alcohol Consumption
  • Climate control and ventilation
  • Outdoor play area
  • Animal and pet health

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