Our Work

Health & Safety in Early Care & Education


A safe physical environment that promotes good health and keeps children free from injury and illness is essential for optimal learning and school success. 

CHDI is working to improve health and early care education using nurse health consultants. Nurse health consultants play a critical role in helping pediatric primary care and child care providers collaborate to address children's health and developmental needs.  Nurse consultants across the State also are being trained in a best-practice curriculum for safe medication administration developed by Yale School of Nursing, with support from CHDI and the Children’s Fund of Connecticut.

CHDI actively supports health and safety in early care and education settings through our work in the following areas:

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