Welcome to Healthy Child Care Arkansas (HCCAR)!

We are a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) which aims to improve the quality of children's health in early child care settings by using best practice recommendations and evidence based information while training Child Care Health Consultants in topics related to the overall well-being of children.




Need help managing those challenging behaviors in the early child care setting?  See our calendar for upcoming workshops.

Managing Challenging Behaviors Action Plan and Support Resources in Arkansas

Now available! The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) is pleased to announce the release of Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Early Care and Education (I/T).  Click here for a free, downloadable copy of this new 2014 edition.

For the link to the latest edition of Model Child Care Health Policies published in October 2013 - Click here to download a copy.

Hot Topics:

What is the Period of PURPLE Crying? Help for parents and child care providers to understand this time in a baby's life - Click here.

Spotting Autism in the Early Child Care Settings (SPAECS) Web Based Training is here!!!!! Click here for details.

Click on the following links to see the immunization requirements including flu for the following groups.
Immunizations for Babies from Birth to Age 2          
Immunizations for Children, Pre-teens, and Teens           
Immunizations for Adults

Protect Your Baby from Serious Diseases 

Dog bite prevention

What you should know about Dog Bite Prevention

Safe Sleep

What you should know about safe sleep for infants

More information about safe sleep for infants

Free course for early education and child care providers - "Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Early Education & Child Care"

More Free Courses for Child Care Providers

Medication Administration

Preventing and Managing Infectious Disease  

Question of the Month

April 2014 - Food Allergies – What should child care providers know?

March 2014 - Care Plans – Which children need them?

February 2014 - Fruit juice - How much, what kind, and how often?

January 2014 - How are daily health checks performed in the child care center?