Healthy Child Care Iowa, part of the Iowa Department of Public Health, supports the Child Care Nurse Consultant (CCNC) program. CCNC's are registered nurses who are experts in child health, child care, and child safety. CCNC's assist and support child care and early education providers to meet Iowa and national health and safety standards by providing on-site (and virtual) visits, technical assistance, training and care planning for children with special health needs. Providers may call or send questions to a CCNC about health and safety policies, health records, health resources and specific child health or safety concerns.
Who is eligible for types of CCNC Services?
CCNC services are for everybody!
CCNC's can assist with the following:
HCCI offers best practices to assist providers in offering quality child care to Iowa's children.
HCCI Printed Materials Link - You can visit the Healthy Child Care Iowa website to download posters, brochures and forms to print yourself or you can contact your local Child Care Nurse Consultant for copies. Some examples of the resources available from HCCI include:
Call the talkline for health-related questions
800-369-2229 - toll-free talkline for families and child care providers for health-related questions or to be connected with one of Iowa's child care nurse consultants.
Child care providers are encouraged to inform families about the talkline. Families may use the talkline for confidential health information and referral. Multiple language interpretation is available.
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