Healthy Child Care

Healthy Child Care

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 services are provided in partnership with Healthy Child Care Iowa and Scott County Kids.

Services available:

  • Technical assistance through phone, e-mail or on-site visits for health and safety issues.
  • Consultation and staff training on health and safety standards and best practices.
  • Help child care providers with health and safety policy development.
  • Support health record keeping in child care, from medication to immunization records. 
  • Help child care providers find ways to 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 health and safety assessments for providers involved in Iowa’s Quality Rating System (QRS).

Are you a new provider?

Helpful websites for childcare providers: 

To contact your Scott County Child Care Nurse Consultant, call 563-326-8618 Ext. 8821 or email health@scottcountyiowa.com.

News & Notices

The weather is getting warmer and due to an increase in inquiries, and complaints regarding patio rules, we have put together the following guidelines regarding animals and smoking.
Posted: April 21, 2017
Zika is a virus spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and can cause serious health problems for pregnant women and their babies. Learn more about Zika on the Scott County Health Department's Zika Virus webpage.
Posted: April 18, 2017
Staff from the Scott County Health Department will soon take part in the 6-month Iowa Walking College program. Learn more here.
Posted: April 18, 2017