Thursday, December 19, 2013

It's that time of year again Childcare Providers....

It's that time of year again.  Time to submit your Immunization Record information by January 15th.  Below is a link that takes you to the form that you will need to fill out and submit to the State.

The link below is the Immunization packet to help make the process a little easier.  REMINDER: You can always call us to come help you one-on-one with your form.

Stacy & Sherrie
Child Care Consultants

Monday, October 28, 2013

It's Time for Halloween

Last year the Missouri Poison Center received many calls on Halloween concerning exposures to glow stick products.Here's what you need to know about glow sticks:  
  • Children of all ages can bite into these products or get the liquid into their eyes.
  • The substance inside these glowing items is dibutyl phthalate --a clear, oily, colorless liquid.  It is low in toxicity but can irritate the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes.
  • For Ingestion:
    • Don't be alarmed if your child's lips and tongue glow for a few minutes.
    • Wipe the mouth with a clean wet washcloth; go over the tongue and around the gum line.
    • Give the child sips of water.
  • For Eye Exposure:
    • Flush exposed eyes with a generous amount of room temperature water for 10 minutes.
  • For Skin Exposure:
    • Remove any clothing that is wet with the liquid.
    • Wash the exposed skin areas thoroughly with soap and water.

Beware of look-a-likes during Halloween

Many medicines can look, smell or even taste like candy.  Halloween is a time to pay particularly close attention to the location of medicines.  Because children can easily mistake medicines for candy, it's always best to keep medicines up and away out of the reach of children and never call medicines candy.   

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Childcare Online Classes

Are you looking for a place to get your remaining 12+ hours before the end of the year? Check out the link below for online classes.  All FEMA classes are free and others listed are low cost. We will be posting any and all of our FREE upcoming trainings on here. Stay posted!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Immunization 411: For Child Care Providers FREE training hours

All 3 modules are available on the Immunization here under the Child Care tab.


·         Module 1 - details the importance of immunizations for both child care workers and children. (1 clock hour)

·         Module 2 - explains the state law and regulation regarding immunizations within the child care facility and demonstrates some of the tools available to ensure children in the facility are adequately immunized. (2 clock hours)

·         Module 3 - is a simple step-by-step instructional guide on how to properly complete the state required child care / preschool immunization status report that is due by January 15 every year. (1 clock hour)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

FREE vaccine

Mark your calendars! We are offering FREE Tdap vaccine in July!!

When: July 8 & 9 from 8am-6pm
Where: July 8 in Platte City & July 9 in Parkville
Who: 11 years and older
Why: Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis can be very serious diseases, even for adolescents and adults

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Free Vision Screening

Free Vision Screening avaiable at PCHD in Parkville on July 2nd for 6 months-6 year olds. More details here

Share our Facebook link

Can you help us get 9 more new likes to reach 300?  Please share the Platte County Health Department Facebook link with your social media family!   THANK YOU!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Free Child Car Seat Inspections

On April 24th from 11:30-2pm we will be offering FREE Child Car Seat Inspections for the community. Please post flyer and spread the word to your families. We will be collaborating with Platte County High School at their Arrive Alive Event. Please come for food, interactive exhibits, free giveaways and of course the car seat checks!
Thank you for helping us share this information with your families. Hope you can join us on the 24th!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Great Resource from EPA on Environmental Health Issues in Child Care Settings. Check it out!

EPA has launched a new web-based resource directory of environmental health information for child care. 

On the website you will find links to a wealth of information (fact sheets, PPTs, trainings, assessment tools, reports, prevention and intervention guidance, etc.) on asthma, chemical hazards, environmental tobacco smoke, green cleaning, indoor air quality, lead, mercury, mold, pesticides and plastics.

We hope you find this website useful.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

CACFP news

Upcoming Webinar
New Nutrition and Wellness Handbook: CACFP Creating Healthier Child Care Environments

Thursday, January 24, 2013
2:00 – 3 p.m. EST

Click here to register.

The new USDA and HHS Nutrition and Wellness handbook for early childhood programs has been released. Join the Food Research and Action Center and USDA for a webinar to learn how you can create healthier child care environments with the new “Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program” and “CACFP Wellness Resources" web page. This is an opportunity to learn, ask questions and to express your views via a webinar survey.


  • Jim Weill, Food Research and Action Center
  • Cindy Long, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Andrea L. Farmer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Erika Pijai, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Certificate of attendance will be issued.

About the "Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Putting the Act into Action" webinars:
FRAC is hosting a series of Webinars that examine the provisions of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and steps to make the provisions of the Act a success.