Thursday, December 8, 2016

New MANDATORY trainings for providers that receive subsidy funds

Hi everyone-

You should have received a letter recently from the Missouri Department of Social Services to Child Care Providers. The letter addresses new training requirements for those providers who are recipients of subsidy funds.

I will be emailing you a list of the trainings approved through the MO Workshop Calendar and in the CCHC Library which MAY assist providers in meeting these new rules. Final determination for if these will meet the requirements will be made by DSS. A copy of the trainings has been submitted for a determination by them.

 You may also be contacted by Educare/Project REACH. It is our understanding that this organization may be offering to assist the providers in completing the training requirements. Project REACH contact for your area may be found at:

That is the information we have for now. We will keep you informed as we are advised by DSS on this matter.

Your Child Care Consultants,
Sherrie Kisker & Stacy Benninghoff
Platte County Health Department
816.587.5998 ext. 322 or 309

Monday, September 26, 2016

FREE Flu Shots

Please share this flyer with your families and friends. FREE flu shots for 9 years and older on October 10th (Platte City Middle School) or Oct 22nd (Riverside Fire Dept).

Monday, April 18, 2016

Vaccine available at 1/2 price

We currently have a supply of Pneumovax in stock with a short expiration date of 4/28/16 and 5/15/16. We would like to offer this at ½ price ($25.00) until this supply is exhausted. Please call for details/questions 816.587.5998

Please share with parents and staff of this offer from PCHD.

Thank you
Health Ed gals

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Check out this Grant opportunity

Smart from the Start $20,000 Award
Seeking early childhood education or Head Start centers which offer a Pre-K program to apply for a $20,000 cash grant! The Smart from the Start Awards are designed to encourage preschool teachers to create practical, long-term improvements in nutrition and physical activity in their classroom. Ten second prize $2,500 cash grants will also be awarded. Deadline is Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.
Grand Prize
  • $20,000 grant for the preschool
  • Prize pack of books
10 Runners-Up
  • $2,500 grant
  • Prize pack of books
Click here for more information:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Safe Sleep Training (SIDS)

Many of you should of already received the letter from the State on the mandated Safe Sleep (SIDS) training.  Below are online training options that are approved:

Missouri Workshop Calendar:  The training will be under the Safe Sleep tab when they get it up and running.
Cost: TBD

Pedia Link:


Cost: $24.00

Thursday, January 7, 2016

REMINDER Day Care Providers: Immunization State forms are now due!

REMINDER: January 15, 2016 the Immunization Status Summary Report is due to the State office. The link below is the packet with all the information you will need. Remember Sherrie and I can help you each year with this process if needed. Just call to schedule an appointment in Nov or Dec.  Call us with any questions you may come across. Happy New Year!