A program of Lutheran Social Services in western North Dakota and Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership in eastern North Dakota

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Any child enrolled in child care who has special health or developmental needs should have a written health care plan (HCP). These plans should be completed by a team of people, including the child's parents, physician, caregiver and child care health consultant, who know and care for the child's special needs. This may include the child's parents, physician, caregiver and child care health consultant.

Completed plans give care providers the vital information they need to manage the child’s condition on a daily basis, what to do in an emergency and how to help the child participate as fully as possible in the child care program.