Child care facilities include full day centers, preschools, before- and after-school programs, and summer camps. These health inspections help to reduce the risk of exposure to infectious diseases and food-borne illnesses.
Childcare Health Regulations
New Radon Testing Requirements - Radon testing must be conducted for existing licensed child care facilities and test results must be on file at each facility and available for review. For more information:
Licensed childcare facilities are required to follow the Colorado Regulations Governing the Health and Sanitation of Child Care Facilities and maintain up-to-date immunization records. Additionally, prior to the construction, remodeling, or modification of a childcare center, contact the Pueblo Department of Public Health & Environment. For new construction or extensive remodel, a plan review packet must be filled out and submitted for review, along with the fee associated with the review. Once construction is completed an onsite opening inspection and approval is required by the health department. Call 583-4307 to obtain a plan review packet.
Breast Feeding in Child Care
Information about breast feeding in child care facilites can be found on the on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Enviorment site as well as on our WIC (Women, Infants, and Children). Addtionally check out the Breast Feeding in Child Care Tool Kit guidance document.