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.
Child Care Health Regulations
Regulations Governing the Health and Sanitation of Child Care Facilities
Child Care Violation Code Description Map
Online Provider Training:
Regulation Training for Providers
Regulation Revision Overview (recorded Webinar)
New Radon Testing Requirements - A new Colorado law requires special qualifications to perform radon testing. Schools and child care providers must either obtain the qualifications for testing or hire a qualified radon professional when testing their building. For more information:
Licensed child care 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 child care 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 are required by the health department. Call 583-4307 to obtain a plan review packet.
Breastfeeding in Child Care
Information about breastfeeding in child care facilities can be found on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment site as well as on our WIC (Women, Infants, and Children. Additionally, check out the Breast Feeding in Child Care Tool Kit guidance document.