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Healthy Child Care Iowa - Child Care Nurse Consultant

The Child Care Nurse Consultant is a Registered Nurse that gives guidance and technical assistance to child care providers, preschools, families and communities regarding the health and safety of children.

The Child Care Nurse Consultant offers a wide range of assistance, from answering questions by phone, to training for child care staff. These free services are provided in partnership with Healthy Child Care Iowa and Scott County Kids.

To contact your Scott County Child Care Nurse Consultant, call 563-326-8618 Ext. 8821 or email [email protected].

Services available:

  • Technical assistance through phone, e-mail or on-site visits for health and safety issues.
  • Consult and train on health and safety standards and best practices.
  • Help with health and safety policies.
  • Support health record keeping, from medication to immunization records. 
  • Help increase physical activity and healthy eating for children in the child care setting.
  • Connect child care providers to community resources for children and families.
  • Perform a health and safety assessment for providers involved in Iowa’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).
  • Care planning for children with special health needs.

Helpful websites for child care providers: