Child Guidance Center

Organization: Orchard Place

808 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA, USA

Phone 5152442267 | Fax 5152441922


The mission of Child Care Resource & Referral of Iowa (CCR&R) is to actively respond to community needs for affordable and accessible quality child care by providing resources, education and advocacy for children, parents, child care providers, and employers. CCR&R is a program to support quality child care throughout the State of Iowa. CCR&R is available to assist families in selecting child care providers who best meet the needs of a child and their family. Child Care Consultants provide on-site consultation to licensed preschools, centers, non-registered home providers, and Child Development Home providers.

Services:

Services provided online, over the phone or at child care settings. Referral provides services to:

  • Assist parents in choosing child care to meet their priorities
  • Maintain and increase the quality of child care and services
  • Increase community interest in child care and provide a structure for child care planning

Eligibility:

Parents seeking child care providers

Intake Process:

Call 855-244-5301 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, or visit www.iowaccrr.org for referrals and resources

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: Yes


Program: Child Guidance

Child Guidance Center provides evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for children with behavioral, learning, organizational, or emotional problems. Staff includes professionals from the following disciplines: psychiatrists, residents in psychiatry, psychiatric nurses, clinical social workers, educational consultants, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and activity therapists.

Services:

-Evaluation -Diagnosis -Treatment recommendations -Educational materials

Eligibility:

Services are available to children, age two through 18, with behavioral, learning, organic, or emotional problems.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: Yes


Healthy Child Care Iowa supports registered nurse child care health consultants (CCHC) throughout Iowa. The child care nurse consultants provide on-site consultations, technical assistance, and training to child care providers. Businesses may call or send questions to a child care nurse consultant about health and safety policies, health programs, health of personnel, and specific child health or safety issues.

There is also a toll-free talkline available to child care providers and families for health related questions and to be connected to a child care nurse consultant. The Healthy Families Hotline number is 1.800.369.2229. Multiple language interpretation is available.

Services:

  • Assessment of the child care environment for health and safety policy and practices
  • Review of child health portion of enrollment record for health status of child, and identify overall health and safety needs of the whole group of children enrolled in child care
  • Program planning with child care providers to meet the National Health and Safety Standards for Out-of-Home child care
  • Issues specific consultation for identification of health and safety needs
  • Technical assistance for specific problems or need areas
  • Training of child care providers on health and safety issues
  • Assist child care providers in drafting policy or procedures pertaining to health and safety
  • Audit of immunization records, incident reports, etc.

Services are provided in licensed child care centers, registered child development homes, preschools, Head Start or Early Head Start, and non-registered child care homes.

Eligibility:

Services are available to all Iowa child care providers and families.

Intake Process:

Contact your local Child Care Nurse Consultant or Child Care Resource and Referral.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: Yes