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Health Consultants For Child Care

Enhancing Health, Safety & Learning for Minnesota Child Care Providers since 1993

Health & Safety Consultation

Health Consultants for Child Care (HCCC) is a group of pediatric Registered Nurses who have extensive knowledge of Minnesota Rule 3 requirements. We have 25 years of experience combining our pediatric nursing expertise with DHS licensing requirements to partner with you and provide the comprehensive guidance you need to make your program the best it can be.​

Onsite Evaluations

Monthly, Quarterly or Annually your dedicated Consultant will be on site, working with your team

Infant Program

We help teachers, staff, and parents ensure happy, healthy experiences for babies

Toddler/Preschool Program

As your students grow up, we will be there to address their changing needs with quarterly or annual visits.

Safety Issues

Whether is it Allergies, Food Safety or First Aid, we have the expertise to make sure your team can act in an emergency

Your dedicated consultant team will be there when you have questions in between visits by email or phone, and all our customers have access to our comprehensive Program Policies, Procedures and Program Records for Minnesota Rule 3.  This book contains everything you need to make sure your policies and procudures are following regulations and let you focus on what you do best – caring for children and teaching life skills. We’ve launched the 3rd edition of the A to Z Manual: Templates and Fillable Forms for Child Care Centers.  It is available online and has better content then ever before!

Our infant program will include monthly, on-site visits where we will evaluate your program for health issues such as:

  • Diapering
  • Handwashing
  • Nutrition
  • Bottle preparation
  • Breast milk handling
  • Medication administration
  • Infant safe sleep and crib safety

Our annual health consulting program for toddler, preschool and school age programs includes:

  • Nutrition including USDA regulations for snacks and lunches
  • Handwashing
  • Medication administration
  • Toileting
  • Dental
  • Pet

We also cover safety issues for all ages, including:

  • Emergency preparedness planning
  • Fire safety
  • Tornado safety
  • Equipment safety checks
  • Developmental appropriateness
  • General safety within the classroom including chemicals, outlets and environmental safety
  • Cleaning and sanitizing/disinfecting
  • Pediatric CPR training to meet Rule 3 requirements
  • Safe ratios – how to practically apply rules to your specific center
  • Special needs and ADA regulation
  • Seizures
  • Allergies
  • Diabetes 
  • Asthma/Reactive Airway

We know that you are getting instruction, regulation and advice from parents, doctors, government regulators and medical associations.  Part of our job is to help you sort through it and filter the information to make sure that you maintain compliance with Rule 3 licensing as well as continue to follow best practices in child care. We are the partner that makes your life easier.

Presently, our on-site services are provided in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. We provide policy reviewvirtual training and certification, to child-care providers in the whole state of Minnesota.