Thursday, December 12, 2019

2020 CPR & First Aid class dates are now available.



Digital Fingerprinting. Did you KNOW you can come to the Health Department??


Platte County Health Department’s Platte City office is now offering Digital Fingerprinting!

 Platte County Health Department (Platte City Location ONLY)

212 Marshall Rd, Platte City, MO 64079                  

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

*Must pre-register and provide a valid MO Driver’s License!* (Student ID's are not accepted)

**If paying onsite, we cannot accept cash as a form of payment**

 
Here is a link on how you can pre-register and reserve your appointment time: https://health.mo.gov/safety/childcare/pdf/applicant-fingerprint-services-form.pdf

 For more information, please call 816-858-2412.

 FAQs:

-          How do we make an appointment?

o   You make an appointment using the information provided on this document: https://health.mo.gov/safety/childcare/pdf/applicant-fingerprint-services-form.pdf

-          Do I have to send in the finger prints when done?

o   The processing time for a fingerprint-based background search is generally seven to ten business days and the results of the background check will be mailed to the qualified entity or applicant.

-          How much does it cost?

o   IDEMIA's service fee is $8.50 per applicant. Therefore, a state background check using IDEMIA will cost $28.50 per applicant ($20.00 + $8.50) and a state and federal background check (for authorized entities) will cost $41.75 per applicant ($20.00 + $13.25 + $8.50). When you register online, it will tell you how much you owe. If you pre-pay, please bring recipe with you to your appointment.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

2019-2020 Immunization Form is NOW AVAILABLE


Please clink link below for the Immunization Form. Must be submitted by January 15, 2020.
Please call us if you have any questions on your shot records. 816.587.5998 Ask for Chelsie.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

FREE Clock Hours opportunity **This looks like a good one too!!


Educare is collaborating with Sesame Street in Communities to offer an Early Childhood Educators day at the Kauffman Conference Center. Free Clock hours and Educare training. Also, free breakfast and door prizes.

October 12, 2019
8:00 am – 11:45 am, registration begins at 8:00 a.m. 
Location:
The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
USA

To Register: https://events.kcpt.org/event/save-the-date-october-12-2019-sesame-street-in-communities-workshop/?instance_id=2445
 

Attendees will be able to choose two training sessions:

·         Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Are Early Childhood Educators, Leaders and Advocates Miracle Workers?

·         Family Bonding

·         Let's Get Ready: Planning Together for Emergencies 

·         Fostering a Healing Classroom for a Child in Foster Care

·         From Chaos to Calm:  How to Help Young Children Manage Big Feelings

 
 


 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Changes in Child Care laws coming to Missouri in August


Changes in child care laws coming to Missouri this month

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Last month, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill 397 which modifies current laws to protect children in child care settings. The Missouri General Assembly passed this bill during the last legislative session, and it contains numerous provisions that will impact children and child care facilities and aim to prevent tragic incidents from occurring. These changes, which will go into effect on Aug. 28 include the following:

·         For unlicensed child care providers, the total number of children in care was increased from four to six, including a maximum of three children who are under two years of age. Children who live in the home and who are five years old and older will not be included in the total number of children in care. All other children will be included in the total number of children in care.

·         For licensed child care facilities, all children, including related children, will count in the license capacity, regardless of facility ownership.

·         For unlicensed, illegal child care providers:

o    The offense of providing illegal child care has been raised from an infraction to a Class C misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class A misdemeanor for subsequent offenses. The penalties were also increased to a fine up to $750 for the first offense and up to $2,000 per day, not to exceed $10,000 for subsequent offenses.

o    DHSS is now required to file for civil penalties, between $750 and $2,000, for the provision of unlicensed illegal child care. The department must provide written notice of the violation, educational materials about Missouri’s child care laws and regulations, how a facility may become exempt or licensed, and penalties for operating an unlicensed, nonexempt child care facility. DHSS must also provide the individual with 30 days to become compliant, including attaining exempt status or becoming licensed. Civil penalties will not be assessed against those providers who are criminally charged for providing illegal child care.

·         DHSS is now provided with the explicit authority to deny an application for licensure if the child care facility is located within 1,000 feet of a location where a person required to register as a sex offender resides or regularly receives treatment or services, excluding those provided by a hospital.

“We are committed to working with child care providers and families during this transition,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS. “Together, we want to ensure that Missouri children are being provided the safe care that families deserve.” 

For more information about regulations and licensure in child care, visit https://health.mo.gov/safety/childcare/index.php.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

IMPORTANT changes for 4 or less Child Care Providers


Missouri House Bill 397 (HB 397) was signed by the Governor on Thursday, July 11, 2019. HB 397 limits the number of children allowed to be cared for in an exempt from licensure family home to no more than six children regardless of relationship.

Effective August 28, 2019, registered child care providers currently providing care to more than six (6) children in their home must take action to decrease the number of children in care to less than six children, with no more than three children under the age of two. As a reminder, any children living in the home, under the age of 5 years old, must be counted in the total number of 6 children in care, regardless of relationship to the provider.  

If a provider wishes to become a licensed child care provider in order to care for more than six (6) children, information on licensing can be obtained by going to http://health.mo.gov/safety/childcare/index.php or contacting the Bureau of Child Care Licensing at 573-751-2450.

Providers formerly registered as Four or Less (FOL) will now be registered as Six or Fewer (SOF) providers, with this change. Current registered providers will receive a new Agreement for Services (for SOF) that will need to be signed and returned in order to remain compliant with their current registration period.

With the new law, any person found to be operating illegally as a child care provider shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor for the first offense and shall be assessed a fine not to exceed seven hundred fifty ($750) dollars; and for subsequent offenses, shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor and shall be assessed a fine of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) per day, not to exceed a total of ten thousand ($10,000) dollars.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this information, please contact the Child Care Provider Relations Unit at (573) 526-3011.