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Healthy Child Care Alabama (HCCA) is a program that supports people who take care of other people’s children - whether it is in a child care center or day care home, or through family, friend, or neighbor care.  HCCA is sponsored by the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Department of Human Resources.  HCCA receives national support from the American Academy of Pediatrics in partnership with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

HCCA was developed to:

  • promote health and safety to prevent injuries and the risk of illness in child care settings.
  • encourage routine visits to the health care provider.
  • encourage practices to promote optimal brain development and good nutrition for good health and development.
  • coordinate community services to make sure children have the medical care that they need.

"Quality Child Care" is more than just baby sitting!