My Clients

Providers of early childhood care and education throughout southern Maine seeking health consultation required by state licensing regulations and those aspiring to achieve national recognition and accreditation (NAEYC).

Testimonials

  • Ms. Deb Kramlich has been our Health Care Provider for our preschool since 2011. I have had such a positive experience working with her; she is always accessible and informative. Deb Kramlich is current on childhood health related matters and shares her knowledge and experience with myself, our staff, and parents.

    Rosemary B. Jordan, M.Ed., Owner and Director, Little Log Cabin Montessori School
  • Debra has been a remarkable resource, and her experience, knowledge, and dedication to helping providers, children, & parents has been immense for our nature school. Debra is an exemplary woman who embodies not just the qualities of a great professor, but of a great health care leader. She genuinely cares for her clients and the clients they are serving. She has calm and steady demeanor which comes in handy when health concerns or questions arise. I personally couldn't be more grateful for her wealth of knowledge and confidence.

    Miss Michelle
    Director/Founder, kidz go eco nature school

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.