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Child care providers can pick up background check packets

Child Care Licensing staff will distribute background check packets to licensed child care providers in the main lobby of the Sunset Drive Office Building (11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe) on the dates listed below. Packets can also be picked up at the Child Care Licensing office (11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 2700, Olathe) during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-5 p.m.) or by calling 913-477-8339 to schedule a pick-up on weekdays before 8 a.m. Providers must bring their license renewal confirmation letter or email with their OCA number in order to pick up the packet(s) for their child care business. This is required for both home providers and facilities.

  • Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019: 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019: 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Kansas law requires a comprehensive background check for each individual residing, working or regularly volunteering in a licensed child care home, daycare center or school-age program. Please visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's website for answers to frequently asked questions and deadlines to submit paperwork and fingerprints.

Child care providers can get fingerprinting done at several Johnson County locations. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office, 588 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe, Kansas offers fingerprinting service during regular business hours starting at 8:30 a.m.

Bring the following items with you when you get fingerprinted:

  • Fingerprint card (with top part completed)
  • Square return mail envelope with $1 postage attached
  • Waiver consent form
  • Payment page (completed for credit card payment) or check/money order 
  • Government issued ID (Driver’s license/State ID/Passport)  

Leave the envelope and all contents with the police officer. The law enforcement agency taking the fingerprints is responsible for mailing the envelope. If you are paying for more than one person, attach a list of names that your payment covers.

The CLARIS website, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's online child care licensing portal, is temporarily unavailable for new license applications and license renewals. While the system is down, KDHE requests that child care providers print a paper application from the KDHE website and mail it in. This message will be removed when the system becomes available.

Recycle your Holiday

Holiday Lights: You no longer have to throw away your broken and unusable holiday lights, thanks to Southeast Enterprises, who recycled more than 60,000 pounds of holiday lights last year alone. Some locations will accept lights through January 11th; others have an earlier cut-off date. However, Southeast Enterprises’ Kansas City location will accept lights year round. To find a location nearest to you go to www.southeastenterprises.org/kcrecyclelights.

Wrapping Paper: Each year Americans throw away enough wrapping paper to cover 5,787 football fields. Unfortunately most wrapping paper can't be recycled, including all paper that is shiny or metallic looking; the exception being brown parchment paper.  Using a reusable bag, an old magazine, or newspaper instead can be a great alternative to non-recyclable wrapping paper. If you do buy wrapping paper, buy rolls made from recycled paper.

Trees - Real and Fake: Keep your Christmas tree out of the landfill. An artificial tree that it is no longer usable can be recycled as electronic waste at several locations in the KC metro area. Natural trees are collected in several places around Johnson County and will find a second home as a fish habitat or mulch for a park. All decorations should be removed.

Johnson County Park and Recreation locations- December 26th through January 31st

  • Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner Rd
  • ​Heritage Park marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Rd
  • Kill Creek Park marina parking lot north side, 11670 Homestead Lane
  • Big Bull Creek Park, 20425 Sunflower Rd

Overland Park locations- December 26th through January 6th

  • Young's Park, 7701 Antioch
  • Indian Creek Recreation Center, 10308 Marty
  • Quivira Park, 11901 Quivira
  • Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th Street

 

Health clinics open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2018

The walk-in health clinics in Olathe and Mission will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21. The Olathe clinic will offer immunizations and prenatal appointments only. All walk-in services will be available at the Mission clinic. Late clinic hours will resume on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Johnson County Government is closed Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving. 

Celebrate America Recycles Day by Recycling Your Electronics & More

In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, Downtown Overland Park, ProShred, and Secure e-Cycle will be hosting an electronics recycling and paper shredding event on Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Patrons can drop off “anything with a cord” to be properly recycled, as well as paper that will be securely shredded. All electronic items are free except TVs ($20 each) and CRT monitors ($15 each).

The event will be held in the parking lot near the Overland Park Farmers’ Market pavilion – enter and exit from Marty Street, between 79th and 80th Street. As a courtesy, Johnson County staff and volunteers will be there to unload your vehicle.

Health clinics open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2018

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's health clinics in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Dr.) and Mission (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 31. Late hours will resume on Nov. 7. 

Mission Immunization Clinic Closed Oct. 22, 2018

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Mission immunization clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be closed Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. If you need an immunization, please visit our clinic in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Drive). 

Mission Immunization Clinic Closed Oct. 4-8, 2018

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Mission immunization clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be closed Oct. 4-8, 2018. If you need an immunization, please visit our clinic in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Drive). 

New Health Clinic hours in Olathe start Oct. 1, 2018

Starting Oct. 1 the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment added additional service hours at its Olathe health clinic located at 11875 S. Sunset Drive.

The Olathe clinic is open EVERY Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. giving clients additional time for walk-in services and appointments. The Mission clinic is closed on Fridays. Both clinics are open late on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Directions, hours and a list of walk-in clinic services are available on JCDHE's website

Household Hazardous Waste 2nd Saturday Collection Event October 13th.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will once again offer 2nd Saturday of the month by appointment only, Household Hazardous Waste collection events. Our next event will take place on Saturday, October 13th from 8-11:30am and are by appointment only. These events are for residential drop-offs only and residents can schedule a drop-off time through our online scheduler. Saturday collection events will occur the 2nd Saturday of the month and will run through October. Electronic waste will not be accepted, however, Secure E-Cycle is located a short distance from the Household Hazardous Waste facility and will be accepting items during the Saturday collection events. Prices for electronic recycling are: TVs under 31" ($25), TVs over 31" ($35), CRT monitors ($10), LCD computer monitors ($5), PC's with data destruction ($5), all other accepted electronics are free. Secure E-Cycle will also accept paper for shredding, prices for secure paper disposal are $25 for the 1st box, and $5 for each additional box. For other electronic recycling options go to RecycleSpot.org to find the locations closest to you.

Get Ready for Flu Season – Flu Vaccine Available Sept. 17th

CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year. The flu vaccine is available beginning Sept. 17, 2018 at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s (JCDHE) two walk-in health clinics (11875 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe or 6000 Lamar Ave., Mission). Cost is $30 for the flu vaccine. A High Dose flu vaccine that is formulated for those ages 65 and over is available at $50. JCDHE takes Blue Cross Blue Shield, Coventry, Cigna, and United Healthcare insurance.

“Flu season” in the United States begins as early as October and lasts as late as May. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spreading it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through the community.

Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people) and serious problems related to the flu can happen at any age, but some people are at a higher risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get sick. This includes people 65 years and older, people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease), pregnant women, and young children.

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