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Special Needs Child Care

What We Do

Starting Point Special Needs Child Care is a program that helps child care providers care for children with medical needs.

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A nurse will meet and train the provider on the child’s needs.
The nurse can help with:

  • Illnesses or Disorders
  • Medical conditions (Asthma, Allergies, Seizures)
  • Feeding problems
  • Medication and side effects
  • Injuries
  • Care after Surgery
  • Medical paperwork

If you are a PARENT, the nurse will:

  • meet with you and help you make plans to care for your child
  • help you get the forms you need signed by your childís doctor
  • teach the person who cares for your child about his/her illness and any medicine that need to be given

If you are a CHILD CARE PROVIDER, the nurse can:

  • Help you with the paperwork needed for children with medical conditions
  • Train you and your staff about the needs of the child and how to give them medication or treatment.
  • Loan you medical tools and supplies such as a breathing machine or feeding pump to be used by children enrolled in the program

Education and Training

For childcare training referrals, please contact Debbie Busdiecker at 216-201-2000 × 1304 or

Related or Community Resources and Links

For more information about this and other early childhood programs, please visit Invest in Children of Cuyahoga County

Starting Point for Early Childcare & Early Education