Keeping Our Children Safe
Daycare inspections, consultations, and training are just a few services we offer.
Lafayette County Health Department takes the safety of our most vulnerable, children, seriously. We provide a variety of measures to help daycares prioritize safety.
For Health and Safety
Daycare Inspections and Consultations
Lafayette County Health Department staff are available for health education programs, daycare health screenings, nursing, and environmental consultations.
Daycare Sanitation Inspections
The Lafayette County Health Department contracts with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and their Bureau of Childcare to conduct sanitation inspections in licensed daycares. Areas of concern include:
- Food Preparation
- Storage and Service
- Diapering and General Hygiene
- Environmental Hazards Indoors and Outdoors
- General Cleanliness
For more information on sanitation issues, please contact the Lafayette County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist at 660-259-4371.
Daycare Licensing Information
For general questions on licensing and how to get started, please contact the Bureau of Childcare at 816-325-5450.
For a list of licensed daycares, visit Licensed Daycares.