Education and Consultation
The Child Care Health Consultation program is a collaborative program between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Local Public Health Departments throughout Missouri to provide child care health consultation services to child care providers. It is supported in part by a special child care grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Care Bureau and Maternal Child Health Bureau.
This program exists to provide child care health consultation to child care providers which promote safe sleep, health & developmentally appropriate environments for children in child care and to assist families and child care providers in accessing needed health and social services programs. Services are available to local child care providers, families and children in the child care facilities at no cost.
Consultation is available at child care homes, group homes or centers regarding child health and safety concerns. Training for child care providers to improve their health and safety knowledge and practices are offered on topics such as:
- Poison Prevention
- Medication Administration
- Fire Safety
- Dental Health
- Nutrition & Physical Activity
- Communicable Disease
- CPR & First Aid