What’s New: NEW RESOURCE & National Child Abuse Prevention Month
What’s New: NEW RESOURCE & National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) is pleased to announce the release of Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Early Care and Education (I/T). I/T presents 232 CFOC3 standards that are applicable to the infant and toddler population. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, we are specifically highlighting those I/T standards related to keeping infants and toddlers safe from abuse and neglect.

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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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Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Early Care and Education (I/T)
Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Early Care and Education (I/T)

The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) is pleased to announce the release of Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Early Care and Education (I/T). I/T presents 232 CFOC3 standards that are applicable to the infant and toddler population.

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Oral Health in Child Care and Early Education
Oral Health in Child Care and Early Education

The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) is pleased to announce the release of Oral Health in Child Care and Early Education, a collection of 37 oral health-related CFOC3 standards.

This valuable resource was compiled in collaboration with our partners at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Public Health Association (APHA).

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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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April 15, 2014
NEW RESEARCH: "If you want to feel better, go outside." Annnnnnd just another re...
NEW RESEARCH: "If you want to feel better, go outside."
Annnnnnd just another reason why children should spend more time outside!


Green space keeps you from feeling blue
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If you start feeling better as spring begins pushing up its tender shoots, you might be living proof of a trend discovered in data from a new study: The more green space in the neighborhood, the happier people reported feeling. "The greening of neighborhoods could be a simple solution to reducing st...
April 15, 2014
NEW RESEARCH: Dogs and children with autism.
NEW RESEARCH: Dogs and children with autism.


Dog ownership benefits families of children with autism
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Dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism have been studied in a new project. Researchers have found, regardless of whether they owned dogs, the parents of these children reported the benefits of dog ownership included companionship, stress relief and opportunities for their childr...
April 11, 2014
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