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The Section on Early Education and Child Care (SOEECC) provides a forum for pediatricians and others (who meet the criteria) interested in promoting the optimal development, health, and safety of children in child care. Activities are based on the recommendations in the AAP policy, Quality Early Education and Child Care: From Birth to Kindergarten and include opportunities for members to learn how to increase their involvement and effectiveness in the provision of quality early education and child care. Currently, over 250 pediatricians have chosen Early Education and Child Care as one of their health care priorities. If you have questions regarding the Section, please contact us for more information.

The AAP has appointed Chapter Child Care Contacts (CCCCs) in each of its State Chapters to provide a network of pediatric child care experts who can mobilize efforts to improve the health and safety of children in child care and engage parents in discussions about quality care and their options. Each volunteer is a member of the SOEECC and is appointed by the AAP Chapter to serve as a liaison between that chapter regarding early education/child care topics and initiatives.


CCCCs may be able to assist State Administrators by:

  1. Serving on an advisory board or planning committee
  2. Conducting workshops on child development, health, and safety
  3. Participating in early childhood professional organizations and conferences
  4. Providing consultations or technical assistance on building and physical premises safety
  5. Working with child care and child health advocacy organizations
  6. Assisting providers in the control of infectious disease

CCCCs may be able to assist ECCS Coordinators by:

  1. Serving on an advisory board or planning committee
  2. Educating early childhood programs on the concept of medical  home
  3. Participating in early childhood professional organizations and conferences
  4. Providing consultations or technical assistance on social and emotional mental health
  5. Working with child care and child health advocacy organizations
  6. Educating parents about the benefits of quality child care


Child Care Health Consultants
A Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) is a health professional who has interest in and experience with children, has knowledge of resources and regulations and is comfortable linking health resources with facilities that provide primarily education and social services.

 




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