Health Department

Childcare Provider Classes and Information


Childcare Centers & Pre-schools Classes

Independence Health and Animal Services Department offers the following health promotion classes to the children at child care centers in Independence. Each class is 30 minutes in length. Contact us at the Independence Health Department to schedule class or for any questions.

  • Hand Washing
  • Physical Activities with Organ Wise Guys
  • Spike's Poison Prevention Adventure
  • Healthy Smiles: Oral Health
  • Hands Are Not For Hitting (Bullying)
  • Lana the Iguana: Fruits and Vegetables
  • Summer Water Safety 




Oral Health

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service Oral Health

Video:  Elmo Brushing Teeth

Organ Wise Guys

Encourages and promotes exercise and nutrition for children of all ages. The website provides free resources for teachers.

Spike's Poison Prevention

Missouri Poison Center’s website offers free resources and games that can be used in a classroom center to educate children and parents about the importance of keeping medications safely stored.

Lana Preschool Program

This preschool program teaches children that nutrition is fun and easy! Child care centers can find free tools and activities on their website.

Fire Safety

The Independence Fire Department and Fire Facts offers educational programs and resources for child care centers to use to teach children about fire safety.

Summer Water Safety

Take the Pledge!