Child Care Health Linkages Program

Our Location: 1221 Fulton Street, Fresno CA 93721First5FresnoCounty Logo.png
PO Box 11867, Fresno CA 93775-1867
(559) 600-3330
(559) 455-4705
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Childcare Health Linkages Program FAQs

What is the Childcare Health Linkages Program?

The Childcare Health Linkages Program is staffed by Public Health Nurses who are certified Childcare Health Consultants. The nurses provide health and safety consultation to the childcare community with an emphasis on serving childcare providers participating in the Fresno County Early Stars Program.

Any licensed or unlicensed childcare provider residing in Fresno County and serving children ages 0-5 may be eligible.


What services does the program provide?

The Public Health Nurse (PHN) is available by phone or in person at the child care site.

The PHN consultation can include:

  • Health/safety policy development

  • Assistance with communicable disease control

  • Health/safety coaching aligned with Fresno County Early Stars Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS)

  • Staff training on a variety of health/safety issues in the child care setting

  • Assistance with the inclusion of children with special needs in the childcare setting


What childcare resources does the program suggest?

Community Care Licensing, CA Department of Social Services

Child care licensing forms, new child care requirements, regulations, child care training, the Trustline registry, the administrator certification program, the Technical Support program, the Child Care Advocate Program, SIDS information and much more.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade work through Regional Affiliate Groups to improve professional practices and working conditions in early childhood education and build public support for high-quality, early childhood programs.

National Association for Family Child Care

The National Association for Family Child Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.

Central Valley Children Services Network

Central Valley Children's Services Network (a public benefit, non-profit, 501 (C) (3) agency) welcomes you to the premier source for child care referral and resource in Fresno County.


Where can I find Health and Safety resourcs for childcare professionals?

American Academy of Pediatrics - Healthy Children

Resource in English and Spanish on a variety of pediatric health topics for families and health care professionals.

Caring for Our Children

Caring for Our Children, (CFOC) is a collection of national standards that represent the best practices, based on evidence, expertise, and experience, for quality health and safety policies and practices for today's early care and education settings.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Spanish)

Information regarding allergies, cigarette and tobacco issues, drug addiction, disease and disease prevention, immunization, and general, dental and mental health. Information available in Spanish at

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Consumer and business information, including a library, recall information, public calendar, and keyword search engine.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Establishes protective standards, enforces those standards, and reaches out to employers and employees through technical assistance and consultation programs.

California Childcare Health Program

This website will introduce you to our projects and services. It also provides a wealth of resources you may download free or order for a small charge. Our materials are designed to be distributed and used in a variety of settings by both professionals and families.

Responding to COVID-19 in Childcare

Strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain safe operations in schools, child care programs, and institutions of higher education.