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Child Care Nurse Consultants

Assisting providers in offering quality child care to Iowa's children.

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Child Care Nurse Consultants

Child Care Nurse Consultants (CCNC) are registered Nurses who provide on-site consultation, training, and technical assistance to early childhood care and education providers. Child care and early education businesses may call or send questions to a CCNC about health and safety policies, health programs, health of personnel, and specific child health or safety issues.

Healthy Child Care Iowa offers best practices to assist providers in offering quality child care to Iowa's children. Download their handouts here or contact your local Child Care Nurse Consultant (CCNC) for copies.


  • Educates child care providers and parents on health and safety issues
  • Assists child care providers and center directors in developing health and safety policies
  • Assists child care providers to achieve and maintain a safe and healthy child care environment for all children, including those with special needs, through site visits, health and safety assessments, resource materials and consultations
  • Provides educational programs to children in child care on health and safety topics
  • Collaborates with other local and regional service providers to enhance total services available for child care providers, children 0-5 years that attend child care sites and their parents

Contact the Child Care Nurse Consultant nearest you

For a map and directory of Child Care Nurse Consultants in Iowa, click the button below.

CCNC Resources

To aid in CCNC role definition and development of partnerships the following resources are available: