This program is offered through funding from the Missouri Department of Health and Social Services, Bureau of Child Care, with the basic function of enhancing the quality of early child care programs by promoting a safe, healthy and developmentally appropriate environment for all children in child care. The Child Care Health consultant is an agency health professional (RN) who provides consultation, education and technical assistance to local child care providers and parents on child health and safety issues.
Additional services include telephone and on-site health and safety consultations, training classes for child care providers, education and consultation for family members of children in child care and health promotion programs for children in child care settings.
There is no cost to providers or parents for these services.
To find out more about this program visit: http://health.mo.gov/safety/childcare/providerinfo.php#health