Debra Kramlich- Owner
Debra Kramlich, PhD, RN, CNE, CCRN-K is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s College of Maine with a master’s degree in nursing education and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a PhD in Nursing. She has over 40 years of nursing experience and is certified in the specialties of critical care and nursing education. Additionally, she has five years of school nursing experience. She is an Associate Professor at the University of New England School of Nursing and Population Health. She has completed the Maine Roads to Quality certification as a child care health consultant and has been in business for over 10 years.
Deb has been a traditional Usui Reiki practitioner for over 10 years and has achieved Reiki Master/Teacher certification. She embraces holistic, relationship-based care of children and families, and she always welcomes the opportunity to support and educate parents and providers of early childhood care and education to promote healthy growth and development.
In her personal life, Deb and her husband live on Little Sebago Lake. They are “empty-nesters” with four grown sons who have launched their careers, gotten married, and have families of their own. She is “Nana” to 11 beautiful grandchildren. Her favorite activities when not working are spending time with family and singing in various choirs around southern Maine.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the role of the Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC)?
The child care health consultant’s basic function is to prevent harm and promote optimal health in child care programs. Deb provides guidance in the development of health policies as well as offer health and safety training for child care staff.
What resources are used to guide the actions of the CCHC?
Deb follows the current research-based guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Caring for Our Children National Health and Safety Performance Standards.
May parents call the CCHC directly for general questions or concerns related to health and safety in the child care setting?
Of course! The ultimate goal is to make sure all children in child care settings are kept healthy and safe through collaborative relationships among parents, child care provider, and the CCHC. Please be aware that diagnosis and treatment of individual children is not within the scope of practice; the primary care provider should be contacted for specific health concerns.