Child care providers are a crucial link for children’s health because
they are in a position to observe and monitor health and behavior.
Child care providers are responsible for maintaining children’s records, which
requires them to communicate with parents and healthcare providers.
Child care providers are also responsible
for using the information in the children’s records
appropriately while maintaining confidentiality.
Parents are responsible for filling out preadmission forms completely and
correctly. Parents should make sure that they inform the child care provider of
anychanges to the information in the record as soon as possible.
Parents also are responsible for telling the
child care provider about any specific health needs or
any circumstances in the child care setting that ma influence the child’s health.