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Daycare Safety Inspection Servicedaycare inspection

All licensed day cares are inspected under the state of Missouri's Bureau of Childcare guidelines. The inspections include sanitation, health and safety. To learn more, click here.

The Moniteau County Health Center is contracted with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) to inspect Child Care Facilities. Inspections are conducted at each site to assure that safe sanitation measures are being implemented.

Facilities inspected by the MCHC include, Family Home Child Care, Group Child Care Facilities (total capacity limit 20) and Child Care Centers (capacity greater than 20).

Child care may be provided in a family child care home, a group home, a child care center, or a licensed-exempt facility (nursery school or a facility run by a religious organization). Licenses are issued to family child care homes, group homes and child care centers based on compliance with state regulations. Nursery schools and child care programs operated by religious organizations (called license-exempt facilities) are not required to be licensed. Child care is regulated through various aspects such as staffing and education, the ratio of children to adults and the ages of the children. Sanitation rules apply as well as childhood injury prevention and fire safety. Background screenings are required in addition to staff training and education, environmental health issues, physical plant requirements, space requirements and equipment requirements, all designed to make the child care setting a safe place.

infoChild Care Nursing Consultation
Healthy Child Care Missouri is a collaborative project between Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Local Public Health Agencies through Missouri to provide health consultation services to child care providers. The Health Center provides a Registered Nurse consultation visits as well as training for child care providers to improve their knowledge of healthy and safe practices. (Training clock hours are awarded to child care staff).

A Child Care Health Consultation Program is available here at the Moniteau County Health Center

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