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Information for Schools & Child Care Providers

Welcome education partners. The resources listed here are public health information, forms, laws, and updates for Santa Clara County schools and child care employees, administration, and staff.

Child Care Provider Toolkit  
Topics on nutrition, physical activity, safe sleep, and breastfeeding/lactation accommodation and bottle feeding in the toolkit are guided by current national, state, and local standards for child care centers and residential child care providers:
 
Schools are required to report communicable diseases to the local health department (public or private school, kindergarten, boarding school, or preschool); administration and personnel can access current information and forms on reporting communicable diseases.
 
The Immunization Program includes resources and information for schools and child care providers, including training on:  
  • Throughout the year, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department Immunization Program offers Free immunization requirement training for school and childcare staff. 
  • Immunization Materials and Resources for School and Child Care Staff to help comply with the California School and Childcare Immunization Requirements and to help complete California School Immunization Records.
  • Immunization Requirements for School and Child Care Entry are accessible
    The California School Immunization Law outlines the immunizations required for school and childcare entry.  

Tuberculosis (TB) Information for Schools

TB School Mandate

Santa Clara County TB School Mandate: Beginning June 1, 2014, the Santa Clara County TB School Mandate changed from a requirement for universal TB testing to a requirement for universal TB risk assessment. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department Risk Assessment for School Entry form (to be completed by primary care providers) is required for school registration effective June 1, 2014, for all children enrolling in kindergarten or transferring, at any grade level, from outside of Santa Clara County. For more information please see the School Mandate Packet for Health Care Providers and Schools

TB Screening Requirements for Child Care/School Staff and Volunteers 

The California Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Risk Assessment for Child Care/School Staff and Volunteers satisfies California Education Code, Sections 49406 and 87408.6 and the California Health and Safety Code, Sections 1597.055 and 121525, 121545, and 121555.  Please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for additional information.

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Last updated: 8/9/2019 12:03 PM