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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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May 19, 2015
NEW RESEARCH: The Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) vaccine not only prevents...
NEW RESEARCH: The Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) vaccine not only prevents ear infections and meningitis caused by the Hib bacterium, but also protects against ALL, which accounts for approximately 25 percent of cancer diagnoses among children younger than 15 years.

The Hib vaccine is part of the recommended childhood immunization schedule. See the #CFOC3 Standard 7.3.2.1 for more information: http://cfoc.nrckids.org/StandardView/7.3.2.1.


How early childhood vaccination reduces leukemia risk
www.sciencedaily.com
A team of researchers has discovered how a commonly administered vaccine protects against acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer. The Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib) vaccine not only prevents ear infections and meningitis caused by the Hib bacterium, but also prot…
May 14, 2015
Exciting news! Does your community have a farmer's market? Applications due June...
Exciting news! Does your community have a farmer's market? Applications due June 18.


USDA Announces Grants to Enable More Farmers Markets to Serve Low-Income Families
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WASHINGTON, May 5, 2015 – Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon today announced the availability of up to $3.3 million in competitive funding to support the ability of farmers markets to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits provided through…
May 7, 2015
A Parent’s Guide to Choosing Safe and Healthy Child Care Choosing the right qu...
A Parent’s Guide to Choosing Safe and Healthy Child Care

Choosing the right quality early care and education program is tough! Researchers have identified 13 health and safety guidelines to think about when choosing an early care and education program. In this checklist, each of these 13 guidelines contains specific questions to ask, or things to look for during an early care and education visit. Print it out and take it with you when visiting potential early care and education programs!

If you have any questions about this checklist or other NRC resources, please contact us at info@nrckids.org or 1-800-598-5437.


How To Choose High Quality Child Care-National Resource Center
nrckids.org
A resource for parents and guardians from the National Resource Center for Health & Safety in Childcare & Early Education. Contains guidelines, questions, and checklists to assist you assessing the quality of childcare for your children.