What's New: Supporting Breastfeeding in Early Care and Education
What's New: Supporting Breastfeeding in Early Care and Education

Research overwhelmingly shows that exclusive breastfeeding for six months, and continued breastfeeding for at least a year or longer, dramatically improves health outcomes for children and their mothers. But, what about those mothers who return to work while their child is still an infant? How can the early care and education setting support the continuation of breastfeeding for these families? Answer: Lots of ways!

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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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To improve the quality of child care and early education programs by supporting child care providers and early educators, families, health professionals, early childhood comprehensive systems, state child care regulatory agencies, state and local health departments, and policy makers in their efforts to identify and promote healthy and safe child care and early education programs.

 


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October 20, 2014
“We know that right now during the first three years of life, a child born into...
“We know that right now during the first three years of life, a child born into a low-income family hears 30 million fewer words than a child born into a well-off family. By giving more of our kids access to high-quality preschool and other early learning programs, and by helping parents get the tools they need to help their kids succeed, we can give those kids a better shot at the career they are capable of, and a life that will make us all better off.”

-President Obama
October 20, 2014
Need some ideas for how to spend 30 minutes of quality time with a child ages 0-...
Need some ideas for how to spend 30 minutes of quality time with a child ages 0-8? Check out this list of creative and fun activities from the Delaware Department of Education!


Activities!
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Some activities are marked with a star. They are some of the early learning foundations set by the Delaware Department of Education. All children are learners and all children learn through play. These activities give your child a head start on their education!
October 16, 2014
TOY RECALL ALERT: Just Like Home Toy Toaster Set From Toys R Us
TOY RECALL ALERT: Just Like Home Toy Toaster Set From Toys R Us


Toys R Us Recalls Toy Toaster Sets Due to Choking Hazard
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The plastic toast, under pressure, can crack and break into small pieces creating sharp edges.