Child Care Nurse Consultant

The Child Care Nurse Consultant provides health and safety education and consultation to childcare providers in all care settings through the county. The goal is to help childcare providers continually improve in their care of the children entrusted to them. This service is provided through funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services and in cooperation with the YWCA of Lake County Childcare Resources and Referral program. These services are available at no cost.

  • Provides education on health and safety topics to child care providers, parents and young children.
  • Develops community partnerships and educates providers and parents on asthma.
  • Works with parents and providers to increase needed immunizations and prevent communicable disease.
  • Provides child development screening consultation and tools.
  • Supports providers, families and children with special needs in child care settings.
  • Addresses need for increasing activity and healthy eating for children.
  • Works to ensure safe indoor and outdoor play areas.
  • Provides technical assistance for child care provider health and safety questions.
  • Assists providers with health and safety policy development.
  • Promotes safe sleep for babies.
  • Visits child care providers.
  • Provides consultation on health and safety standards as well as emergency preparedness.