What’s New: 2015 Immunization Schedules
What’s New: 2015 Immunization Schedules

JUST RELEASED: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the updated 2015 Immunization Schedules for children (ages 0-18) and adults. 

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SHORT SURVEY: Caring for Children with Special Needs

Please take a short (4-question) anonymous survey regarding your experience caring for children with special health care needs and disabilities. Your responses will help us tailor upcoming resources to better meet your needs!

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NRC Website Visitor Survey
NRC Website Visitor Survey

Please take a short (3-question) anonymous survey that will help the NRC serve you better.

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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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February 24, 2015
TUESDAY #SS3 STANDARD HIGHLIGHT: Standard 4.2.0.3: Use of USDA - CACFP Guideline...
TUESDAY #SS3 STANDARD HIGHLIGHT: Standard 4.2.0.3: Use of USDA - CACFP Guidelines

NOTE: Stepping Stones, 3rd Edition (#SS3) Standards are now easily identifiable by the presence of a red baby footprint in the #CFOC3 Database!

Complete Standard:

All meals and snacks and their preparation, service, and storage should meet the requirements for meals of the child care component of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the 7 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 226.20 (1,5).

The rationale, comments, related #CFOC3 standards, and references can be found here: http://cfoc.nrckids.org/StandardView/4.2.0.3

#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 info@nrckids.org.


4.2.0.3 - Use of USDA - CACFP Guidelines
cfoc.nrckids.org
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.
February 23, 2015
#Whatsnew: Have you seen the new 2015 immunization schedules from the CDC? Acces...
#Whatsnew: Have you seen the new 2015 immunization schedules from the CDC? Access them here and view our main #CFOC3 standards related to immunization.

To view your state's immunization requirements for early care and education, click on our State Licensing and Regulation Information page: http://nrckids.org/index.cfm/resources/state-licensing-and-regulation-information/.


What’s New: 2015 Immunization Schedules-National Resource Center
nrckids.org
JUST RELEASED: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the updated 2015 Immunization Schedules for children (ages 0-18) and adults.
February 19, 2015
"Germs present in early care and education settings are the same as those in the...
"Germs present in early care and education settings are the same as those in the general community."

-From today's "Dealing with Infectious Diseases in Child Care: The Germs that Bug Us" webinar sponsored by Child Care Aware.