The NRC Mission
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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- December 18, 2014
- Dear EARLY HEAD START/HEAD START Colleagues: We are working on a new resource s...
- Dear EARLY HEAD START/HEAD START Colleagues:
We are working on a new resource specific to caring for children with special needs. WE NEED YOUR INPUT so we can tailor it to YOU! Will you please take 1-2 minutes to answer this short, anonymous four-question survey? Feel free to share this survey with your colleagues. Thank you!
SHORT SURVEY: Part Two: Caring for Children with Special Needs in Early Head Start/Head Start...
The NRC is developing a new Caring for our Children, 3rd Edition collection specific to caring for children with special health care needs and disabilities. You responses will help inform this new resource, expected April 2015.
- December 16, 2014
- TUESDAY #SS3 STANDARD HIGHLIGHT: Standard 22.214.171.124: Assisting Children with Hand...
- TUESDAY #SS3 STANDARD HIGHLIGHT: Standard 126.96.36.199: Assisting Children with Hand Hygiene
NOTE: Stepping Stones, 3rd Edition (#SS3) Standards are now easily identifiable by the presence of a red baby footprint in the #CFOC3 Database!
Caregivers/teachers should provide assistance with handwashing at a sink for infants who can be safely cradled in one arm and for children who can stand but not wash their hands independently. A child who can stand should either use a child-height sink or stand on a safety step at a height at which the child’s hands can hang freely under the running water. After assisting the child with handwashing, the staff member should wash his or her own hands. Hand hygiene with an alcohol-based sanitizer is an alternative to handwashing with soap and water by children over twenty-four months of age and adults when there is no visible soiling of hands (1).
The rationale, comments, related #CFOC3 standards, and references can be found here: http://bit.ly/15MVo7I.
#SS3 is a collection of 138 #CFOC3 that, when practiced, could prevent serious harm and injury to children in early care and education settings. The full document and companion checklist can be found here:http://bit.ly/1duQHxs.
If you have any questions about this or other #SS3 standards, please contact the NRC at 1-800-598-KIDS (5437) or email@example.com.
188.8.131.52 - Assisting Children with Hand Hygiene
The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education provides health and safety resources for parents, child care providers, regulators, and child care health consultants. Current state licensing regulations are also available and searchable in full text.
- December 15, 2014
- Dear Colleagues, We are working on a new resource specific to caring for childre...
- Dear Colleagues, We are working on a new resource specific to caring for children with special needs. WE NEED YOUR INPUT so we can tailor it to YOU! Will you please take 1-2 minutes to answer this short, anonymous four-question survey? Thank you!
SHORT SURVEY: Caring for Children with Special Needs National Resource Center for Health and...
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