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Printed Products to Download

Healthy Child Care Iowa (HCCI) offers the products below to assist you in offering quality child care to Iowa's children. Download these handouts to print yourself or contact your local Child Care Nurse Consultant for copies. 

Anaphylaxis Action Plan

Anaphylaxis Action Plan is a 2 page (8 1/2 x 11) form child care businesses may use when planning the care of a child with allergy requiring Epinephrine (Epi pen) injection.   

Asthma Action Plan

Asthma Action Plan is a multi-color 1 page (8 1/2 x 11) form child care businesses may use when care planning for a child with asthma.

Asthma Care Brochure

Asthma Care Brochure is a multi-color 2 page (8 1/2 x 11) document to help child care businesses complete the Asthma Action Plan.

Bed Bugs in Child Care

Bed Bugs in Child Care is a 3-page (8 1/2 x 11) fact sheet for preventing a bed bug infestation in your child care business.  The fact sheet includes color pictures of bed bugs and resources.

Breastfeeding Support

Supporting Breastfeeding is a 2-page (8 1/2 x 11) fact sheet on the importance of supporting breastfeeding.  Information on storage and handling guidelines.

Child Care Injury/Incident Report Form

Child Care Injury/Incident Report is a 2-page (8 1/2 x 11) form to be completed any time an injury that requires first aid or medical care which occurs in a child care home, child development home, or licensed child care facility. 

Child Care Weather Watch Poster

This 2-page poster provides information on weather and safety for children. The poster prints full color (8 1/2 x 11). Front has weather chart, back has weather related health information.

Child Health Exam Forms

Infant, Toddler, Preschool Age Child Health Form 

This 2-page (front and back) 8 1/2 x 11 form meets Iowa's child care regulations that require an annual physical exam for the young child.

School-Age Child Health Form - Parent Statement

This 2-page (front and back) 8 ½ x 11 form meets Iowa's child care regulations that require an annual parent statement about their child's health.

Childhood Bullying

Childhood Bullying is a 2-page (front and back) 8 ½ x 11 fact sheet about bullying, prevention, and resources. 

Choking Prevention and Food

Choking Prevention and Food: A Guide for Children Under 4 Years of Age is a 3-page (front and back) 8 1/2 x 11 fact sheet on choking prevention strategies, foods to avoid, and serving infants and young children. 

Common Child Care Illnesses and Exclusion Criteria

The Common Child Care Illnesses and Exclusion Criteria 2-sided (8 1/2 x 11) fact sheet provides guidance for exclusion of children with signs and symptoms of illness or disease.

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Resources

Reopening Guidance

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Child Care Decision Tool https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html

CDC Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-childcare.html

IDPH Reopening Guidance https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Guidance

Health and Safety Concerns COVID-19 

Alert: Food and Drup Administration (FDA) Warning About Hand Sanitizers Consumers Should Not Use

FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that should not be in use due to safety concerns. Information is available at https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol

Case Reporting and Outbreak Responsibilities for Child Care Centers & Homes (December 8, 2020) - this 2-page (8 1/2 x 11) document from the Department of Human Services (DHS) and Iowa Department of Public Health explains the Case Reporting and Response that all licensed child care centers and homes are required to follow for when staff or children have a positive viral COVID-19 test.

Child Care Guidance (December 3, 2020) - this 5-page (8 1/2 x 11) document from the Department of Human Services (DHS) and Iowa Department of Public Health provides COVID-19 guidance for licensed child care centers, regulated child development homes, before-and-afterschool care, and temporary child care settings supporting essential workforce. 

CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility When Someone is Sick https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html

IDPH What to Do If You Are Sick (for sharing with families and staff) https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Public

Test Iowa https://www.testiowa.com/

Quarantine Information https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

When to Quarantine For Business, Education, and Child Care Settings (IDPH)  https://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/61/covid19/resources/WhenToQuarantine%2012042020.pdf

IDPH Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Website at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus 

Business & Organizations Section includes the following resources at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Business-and-Organizations

  • COVID-19 Guidance for Childcare Centers and Homes 
  • Preventing COVID-19 at Work Poster

Public Section includes the following guidance documents at https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Public

  • Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings
  • Addressing Anxiety Regarding COVID-19
  • Children and COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Iowa DHS COVID-19 Resources Website at https://dhs.iowa.gov/COVID19
Iowa CCR&R COVID-19 Resources Website at https://iowaccrr.org/

Dental Emergencies Fact Sheet

This one-page (8 1/2 x 11) fact sheet provides guidance on six dental emergencies. Information is provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health Oral Health Bureau.

DHS Child Care Provider Physical Exam Form

This 2-page (8 1/2  x 11) form meets Iowa Administrative Code 441-109 Child Care Centers and IAC 441-110 Child Development Homes physical exam forms for Iowa child care providers, employees, substitutes, and volunteers.

Diabetes Medical Management Plan

This 8-page (8 1/2 x 11) form may be used for care planning for children with diabetes.  

Diapering Poster

This full color 8 1/2 x 11 poster contains the procedure for diapering in child care. Complies with Caring for Our Children National Health and Safety Performance Standards (3rd edition).

Diet Modification Request Form

This two-page (8 1/2 x 11) form is for child care programs who participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CACFP is a federally funded program that provides meal reimbursement to child care centers, adult day care centers, emergency shelters, before and afterschool programs, and child development homes. The Diet Modification Request Form is completed for children with special dietary needs. The form was developed by the Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services (11/2017).

Emergency Preparedness Website Link 

Emergency Preparedness Planning Document for Child Care Centers

This document may be used by child care centers and preschools for emergency preparedness planning.  This document may also be used for Iowa's Quality Rating System (QRS) Health and Safety documentation.

Emergency Preparedness Planning Document for Child Development Home Providers

This document may be used by child development home providers for emergency preparedness planning.  This document may also be used for Iowa's Quality Rating System (QRS) Health and Safety documentation.

Exposure Control Plan & Sample Sharps Injury Log

The Exposure Control Plan is intended to serve as an employer guide to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard.  This 10 page (8 1/2 x 11) document has an easy-to-use format for writing an exposure control plan. The Sample Sharps Injury Log is for documenting needle stick or other sharp injuries for complying with OSHA standards.

First Aid Checklist

This 1-page (8 1/2 x 11) first aid checklist may be used by child care providers for assessing and monitoring first aid kits. 

Food Allergy Action Plan

This 2-page (8 1/2 x 11) form may be used for care planning for a child who has a food allergy.

Gloving Poster

This 1-page (8 1/2 x 11) color poster provides information on gloving.

Good Neighbor Iowa 

Good Neighbor Iowa is a statewide public education campaign to reduce children’s exposure to commonly-used lawn pesticides. It involves school districts, park managers, child care businesses and other community leaders who are demonstrating that it is possible and practical to manage large areas of turf without the use of pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, or fungicides). Good Neighbor Iowa has a Lawn Care and Pest Management Policy available for child care businesses.

Grief and Loss Support Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides information on supporting children with grief and loss. The Grief and Loss Support Fact Sheet is in two formats, a 8 1/2 x 11 3-page printable color handout and a 4 1/2 x 11 color bookmark (front and back). 

Handwashing Poster

This 2-page poster provides information on handwashing. The poster prints full color, on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Page one is in English, page two is in Spanish.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

This document may be used by centers, preschools, and child development home providers for assessing for potential hazards in their child care environment and developing a mitigation plan to eliminate the potential hazard.  This document may also be used for Iowa's Quality Rating System (QRS) Health and Safety documentation.

Head Lice Brochure

This brochure provides tips and treatment information about head lice as recommended by the Iowa Department of Public Health.  This is a 2-sided (8 1/2 x 11) color brochure.

Infant Daily Report

This 2-sided (8 1/2 x 11) handout provides child care providers with a method for communicating with families about the care of their infant. The document contains a section for parents to report the status of their infant upon arrival at child care. The document has space for the child care provider to report the infant's status and care given.

Insect Repellent Fact Sheet

This 2-page (8 1/2 x/11) handout provides facts and preventive tips for insect bites and stings.

Mandatory Reporter Poster

This 8 1/2 x 11 color poster titled "Your Partner in Protecting Children" was designed for child care providers to post for notifying parents that they operate a mandatory child abuse reporting site.

Manual Dishwashing Fact Sheet

This 2-page 8 1/2 x 11 fact sheet provides information on the three-step process for manual dishwashing and how to monitor to ensure that sanitizing is done.

Manual Dishwashing Poster

This 1-page (8 1/2 X 11) color poster provides instruction on the three-step process for manual dishwashing.

Medication Administration Skills Competency

This 1-page (8 1/2 x 11) handout explains the requirements for completing Medication Skills Competency Evaluation for providers who have taken the 2-hour Medication Administration Skills Competency course.

Medication Administration Skills Competency Course and Evaluation (test-out) Extension

The Medication Administration Skills Competency Course and Evaluation (test-out) Timeframe Extension 1-page (8 1/2 x 11) handout explains the timeframe extension during COVID-19 for certificates that are expired or for skills evaluation (test-outs) that are due or have expired.

Medication Safety: Store Medications Safely & Properly 

This 2-page (8 1/2 x 11) fact sheet provides information on medication safety including storage, emergency medications, expired medications and proper disposal. 

Monthly Medication Record

This 2-page (8 1/2 x 11) color form can be used by child care providers to document medication given to children while at care. 

Playground Surfacing

This 2-page (8 1/2 x 11) fact sheet provides information on national standards for playground surfacing and preventing injuries.

Safe Sleep Frequently Asked Questions

This 3-page (8 1/2 x 11) handout includes frequently asked questions about infant safe sleep and may be used by providers with the Infant Safe Sleep Policy.  The Safe Sleep Frequently Asked Questions follows the American Academy of Pediatrics infant safe sleep standards to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and sleep related deaths. 

Safe Sleep Policy

This 2-page (8 1/2 x 11) form may be used by providers for Infant Safe Sleep Policy.  The Infant Safe Sleep Policy follows the American Academy of Pediatrics infant safe sleep standards to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and sleep related deaths. Please note the Safe Sleep Policy in Spanish is unavailable at this time. 

Seizure Action Plan

This 2-page (8 1/2 x 11) form may be used for the care planning for children with seizures.

Tobacco and Nicotine-free Policy Guidelines

This 2-page (8 1/2 x 11) form assists child care providers with developing a Tobacco and Nicotine-free Policy for use in their child care business.

Toothbrushing Guide

This 3-page (8 1/2 x 11) fact sheet from the Iowa Department of Public Health ISmile Program provides information for providers on toothbrushing and oral care.  

Tummy Time

This 1-page (8 1/2 x 11) fact sheet provides information about what tummy time is, ways to encourage an infant during tummy time, adult supervision needed, and safety.  

Using Chemicals Wisely

Using Chemicals Wisely is a multi-color 3 page (8 1/2 x 11) document child care businesses may use when making purchasing decisions for cleaners, sanitizers and disinfectants.

Well Child Screenings

This 1-page (8 1/2 x 11) fact sheet provides information for parents and child care providers on well child screening guidelines.