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Healthy Child Care Iowa (HCCI) works to improve the quality of health and safety in Early Care and Education (ECE) programs serving infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children and their families. HCCI provides structure and fidelity for Child Care Nurse Consultants at the local level.

Child Care Nurse Consultants (CCNCs) are registered nurses who have completed the Iowa Training Project for Child Care Nurse Consultants. CCNCs work with Iowa Early Care and Education programs to provide free services.

CCNCs services include:

  • On-site consultation
  • Training
  • Technical assistance
  • Information and referrals
  • Care planning for children with special health needs

The CCNC program is evidence-based and helps to ensure that children have access to healthy and safe care.