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Child Care Health Consultation, for a Healthy Start in Child Care, is part of the Kids Now Initiative. The program provides consultation on health, safety, nutrition, and social/emotional well being to child care providers. Trained Child Care Health Consultants from local health departments participate in joint activities with the resource and referral agencies in their area to ensure collaboration and coordination on issues impacting the quality of child care.

The Child Care Health Consultants which include Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians and Health Educators consult with child care providers and their families via telephone, email or on site to promote healthy, safe, and nurturing environments for optimal child development. 


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