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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NRC Website Visitor Survey
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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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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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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July 31, 2014
High body temperatures can cause permanent injury or even death. Where’s Baby? L...
High body temperatures can cause permanent injury or even death. Where’s Baby? Look before you lock! #heatstrokekills #checkforbaby

See #CFOC and #SS3 Standard 6.5.2.4 for early care and education programs: "...head counts of children should be taken after transporting to prevent a child from being left unintentionally in a vehicle, and children should never be intentionally left in a vehicle unattended."

Call us at 1-800-598-KIDS (5437) with questions about our health and safety standards.


6.5.2.4 - Interior Temperature of Vehicles
cfoc.nrckids.org
The interior of vehicles used to transport children should be maintained at a temperature comfortable to children.
July 31, 2014
52% of kids who died from vehicular heatstroke were “forgotten” in the vehicle....
52% of kids who died from vehicular heatstroke were “forgotten” in the vehicle. #heatstrokekills #checkforbaby

#CFOC3 and #SS3 Standard 6.5.2.4 for early care and education programs: "...head counts of children should be taken after transporting to prevent a child from being left unintentionally in a vehicle, and children should never be intentionally left in a vehicle unattended."

Call us at 1-800-598-KIDS (5437) with questions about our national health and safety standards.


6.5.2.4 - Interior Temperature of Vehicles
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.
July 31, 2014
On a hot day, a child’s temp heats up to 5 times faster than an adult’s does. #c...
On a hot day, a child’s temp heats up to 5 times faster than an adult’s does. #checkforbaby #heatstrokekills

See #CFOC3 and #SS3 Standard 6.5.2.4 for early care and education programs: "...head counts of children should be taken after transporting to prevent a child from being left unintentionally in a vehicle, and children should never be intentionally left in a vehicle unattended."

Call us at 1-800-598-KIDS (5437) with questions about our national health and safety standards.


6.5.2.4 - Interior Temperature of Vehicles
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.