Child Care Sanitation

Notice: During the COVID-19 pandemic, child care inspections are still occurring. Please coordinate your sanitation inspection with this office by calling 503-846-8722. Also, work with your Office of Child Care (OCC) licensing specialist. Most inspections are being done remotely, and both this program and OCC will help set that up.

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