Child Care Providers

child care providers

Child care providers are important allies in making sure Vermont kids are safe and healthy. Find health information, resources and requirements especially for child care providers.

Information for You

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. The best protection is vaccination.

Private water supplies are monitored and maintained by their owners, so it is important for them to do their own water testing and maintenance to make sure their drinking water remains safe.

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tickborne disease in Vermont. In 2016, Vermont had the second highest rate of reported Lyme disease cases in the U.S.

Lead is a highly toxic metal. It can be found in both public and private water systems, in household plumbing, and in well components.

Manganese is an essential nutrient for the human body and is found in some foods. It is also a naturally occuring metal found in some rocks and soils in Vermont and may get into groundwater.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that public water systems use chlorine for disinfection at the water treatment facility.

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