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Health & Nutrition

Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters helps families to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget, as part of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

Connect for Health Colorado

Connect for Health Colorado is Colorado’s Health Insurance Marketplace, the only place to apply for financial assistance to help reduce your costs and get access to free, in-person help available statewide.

Illness Policy – How Sick is Too Sick?

This is a great resource for teachers to send home to parents. There are always questions as to whether kids are too sick to go to school. This answers those questions and will help keep your class healthy.

Health Insurance Application Assistance

This resource provides information on where parents can get assistance applying for health insurance. It can be a difficult process with many questions.

Health Department Revises Immunization Waiver Forms

CDPHE would like to share a news release sent out September 1st related to a newly revised non-medical exemption form (in English) available on our Vaccine Exemption page. The form was revised in response to feedback received from parents. There are a couple of things they hightlighted. Click here to learn more.

The vaccine exemption page on the Colorado Immunization Branch webpage can be accessed by going to

Disaster Plans are Now Required

Disasters Plans are required under new licensed child care rules! More information and resources about developing a plan for your program are below!

Click here to view the guide for the State Disaster Plan. This document is rather lengthy and contains great information.

Click here to access sample documents for the State Disaster Plan at this link.