What’s New: 2015 Immunization Schedules
What’s New: 2015 Immunization Schedules

JUST RELEASED: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the updated 2015 Immunization Schedules for children (ages 0-18) and adults. 

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NRC Website Visitor Survey
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Environmental Health in Early Care and Education (EH)
Environmental Health in Early Care and Education

The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) is pleased to announce the release of Caring for Our Children: Environmental Health in Early Care and Education (EH).

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Stepping Stones to Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition (SS3)
Stepping Stones to Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition (SS3)

The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) is pleased to announce the release of Stepping Stones to Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition (SS3).  SS3 presents 138 essential standards intended to reduce the rate of morbidity and mortality in child care and early education settings.

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Healthy Weight Resources
Healthy Weight Resources

The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) offers a variety of healthy weight resources available for download. These resources are for caregivers/teachers, parents/guardians, child care health consultants, licensors, regulators, and anyone who influences the health of young children.

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Important Information About New Bleach Concentration
Important Information About New Bleach Concentration

Effective 3/1/2013
For those of you who use a diluted bleach solution as a sanitizing and disinfecting product in your early care and education programs, the concentration of bleach solutions sold in stores has changed in many areas of the country.

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Caring For Our Children, 3rd Edition
Caring For Our Children, 3rd Edition

The CFOC3 Database is the online version of Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Ed. The CFOC3 Database is fully searchable by Keyword, Chapter, Major Chapter Division, Chapter Subdivision, and Standard reference number.

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March 26, 2015
2015 Report: Reducing Environmental Exposures in Child Care Facilities: A Review...
2015 Report: Reducing Environmental Exposures in Child Care Facilities: A Review of State Policy

From the Environmental Law Institute and Children's Environmental Health Network

"Early care and education programs play an important role in helping children reach their full potential in school and throughout their lives. Six million children under five years old receive care
outside of their homes – about 30 percent of all children in this age group.1 The facilities that provide this care are numerous and diverse, including approximately 300,000 licensed child care
centers and child care homes across the country.2 As the number of children in licensed child care has grown, so has public recognition of the importance of the child care setting to children’s
physical, emotional, and intellectual development."

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www.eli.org
www.eli.org
March 25, 2015
NEW RESEARCH: Smoking in front of kids may increase their risk of heart disease...
NEW RESEARCH: Smoking in front of kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults.

#CFOC3 Standard 3.4.1.1: Use of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Illegal Drugs says:
"Tobacco use...should be prohibited on the premises of the program (both indoor and outdoor environments) and in any vehicles used by the program at all times. Caregivers/teachers should not use tobacco..off the premises during the child care program’s paid time including break time."

Read the Rationale, Comments, Related #CFOC3 Standards, and References here: http://cfoc.nrckids.org/StandardView/3.4.1.1

3.4.1.1 is also a Stepping Stones, 3rd Edition (#SS3) Standard. #SS3 presents 138 essential #CFOC3 standards intended to reduce the rate of disease and death in child care and early education settings.


Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults
www.sciencedaily.com
Kids exposed to their parents' smoking had a higher risk of developing clogged arteries in adulthood than those with non-smoking parents. Researchers stressed that parents should not smoke if they want to provide the best long-term cardiovascular health for their children.