Child Care Sanitation
Child care facility owners come to Washington County Public Health because they see the best value in our inspections. We are seen not as a disciplinary organization, but rather as a partner in helping you improve your business and safeguard children's health. We provide valuable information in an efficient and cost effective manner. Our support staff and inspectors are valued and helpful professionals who execute the scheduling and inspection process flawlessly.
Our Commitment to You
- Continual communication with child care provider
- Assure timeliness of the sanitation inspection
- Ensure Washington County Environmental Health staff are knowledgeable and professional via training/mentoring
- Provide applicable information on Washington County Environmental Health web page
Child care facility operators are welcome to download Safe'N'Sound (Seguros y Sanos, 安然无恙, Целый и невредимый), a resource guide containing child care health and safety tips or Keep Me Home If (Déjame en Casa Si) to know which symptoms require a child to stay home.
If you have any questions, please contact Washington County Environmental Health at 503-846-8722.
Fees and Additional Resources
- Fee schedule
- Dirty Dozen Playground Hazards
- Outdoor Playground Home Safety Handbook
- Public Playground Safety Handbook
- Cots, Cribs & Sleeping Mats
- Diapering and Toileting
- What is Diarrhea? (¿Qué es la diarrea?)
- Storage and Handling of Bottles
- Toy and Surface Sanitizing
- Water Tables
- Storage and Serving of Older Children's Meals
- Norovirus and Flu Information (Español)
- Exclusion Guidelines for Schools and Child Care Settings (Español)