El Paso County Public Health will close at 3 p.m. November 25. All offices will be CLOSED November 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving. 

Child Care

We help protect children and staff from foodborne illness and other infectious diseases by inspecting child care facilities, providing education about proper hand washing, sanitizing and food handling.

El Paso County has over 360 licensed child care facilities.  Environmental Health Specialists inspect child care facilities to assure compliance with the Colorado Regulations Governing Health and Sanitation of Child Care Facilities. We also investigate consumer complaints, assist with illness investigations and conduct thorough reviews of plans for new and remodeled facilities. 

Disease prevention in child care facilities

  • Recommended vaccines for child care workers
  • View The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) Child Care Website
  • Guidelines regarding infectious disease in child care facilities
  • Guidelines for use of bleach at child care facilities
  • Fact Sheet Bleach Concentrations: Sanitizing and Disinfection
  • Guidelines for use of hand sanitizers at child care facilities
  • Colorado regulations governing sanitation and health at child care centers