Healthy Child Care Iowa
Healthy Child Care
What does a child care nurse consultant do?
A Child Care Nurse Consultant provides guidance and technical assistance to child care providers regarding the health and safety of children in their care. The Nurse Consultant schedules regular on-site consultation visits and supports providers in health and safety issues. She assists in the development and implementation of written health policies, assists in linking children, families, and caregivers/teachers to community health resources including a medical home, immunizations, and health screenings. The nurse consultant assists caregivers/teachers with the inclusion of children with special health care needs, and works in collaboration with health professionals in creating health care plans for these individuals. She is also available to assist child care programs in the event of a communicable disease outbreak.
Why does a child care program or preschool need a nurse consultant?
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Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N. Lincoln
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: (641) 828-2238
Fax: (641) 842-3442