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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NRC Website Visitor Survey
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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 24, 2014
OUR E-RESOURCES IS ON HIATUS UNTIL Thursday, May 22! On that day we will unveil...
OUR E-RESOURCES IS ON HIATUS UNTIL Thursday, May 22! On that day we will unveil a new format and you can expect to start receiving it EVERY OTHER Thursday instead of weekly.
If you are not signed up for our E-Resources, you can do so by sending an email with "Subscribe" in the subject line to info@nrckids.org.
April 24, 2014
From Children's Safety Network (CSN): Drownings Still a Leading Causeof Death fo...
From Children's Safety Network (CSN): Drownings Still a Leading Causeof Death for Kids 5 and Under
For related #CFOC3 standards, type "drownings" into our database (http://cfoc.nrckids.org/index.cfm). 39 results!


Drowning Still a Leading Cause of Death for Kids 5 and Under, CDC Reports | Huffington Post |...
www.childrenssafetynetwork.org
For children under age 5, drowning is a leading cause of accidental death, with rates even surpassing those of traffic accident fatalities in recent years, according to a new report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 24, 2014
SAVE THE DATES! Webinar: Best Practices for Breastfeeding in Early Care and Educ...
SAVE THE DATES! Webinar: Best Practices for Breastfeeding in Early Care and Education
The NRC is partnering with the National Collaborative on Breastfeeding in Child Care to discuss those related #CFOC3 national standards and how states can use these standards to influence state regulations and QRIS.
TWO DATES: Tuesday, May 13 at 1pm ET and Wednesday, May 14 at 3pm ET.
Join us! For more information, contact Kathleen Anderson at klanderson[at]unc.edu or 919-445-0328.