What’s New: Back-To-School! Keeping ECE Staff and Families Healthy
What’s New: Back-To-School! Keeping ECE Staff and Families Healthy

Back-to-school: a time of excitement for teachers/caregivers, parents/guardians, and children alike! This is also a time that early care and education programs and families can take important steps to keep the early care and education environment healthy and safe for everyone.

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NRC Website Visitor Survey
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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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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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September 18, 2014
RECALL ALERT: Ikea's GUNGGUNG Child Swing
RECALL ALERT: Ikea's GUNGGUNG Child Swing


IKEA Recalls Children’s Swing Due To Fall Hazard
www.cpsc.gov
The suspension fittings can break causing a child to fall from the swing, posing a risk of serious injury.
September 18, 2014
Related #CFOC3 standards include: -3.1.1.1: Conduct of Daily Health Check: http:...
Related #CFOC3 standards include:
-3.1.1.1: Conduct of Daily Health Check: http://bit.ly/1yivlBF
-3.2.2.1: Situations That Require Handwashing: http://bit.ly/XM4RaS
-3.2.2.2: Handwashing Procedure: http://bit.ly/1w8Hkjj
-3.2.3.2: Cough and Sneeze Etiquette: http://bit.ly/1CKmWqq
-3.3.0.1: Routine Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: http://bit.ly/1miGoWb
-3.6.1.1: Inclusion/Exclusion/Dismissal of Children: http://bit.ly/1wItNPG
-3.6.1.2: Staff Exclusion for Illness: http://bit.ly/1svztFN


Timeline Photos
Enterovirus D68 (or EV-D68) is not new – it was first discovered in 1962 in California. This virus can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. From mid-August to September 11, 2014, people in six states have been confirmed by CDC to have EV-D68 infection. Follow these common, good hygiene steps to protect against respiratory illnesses: http://go.usa.gov/VvRV
September 18, 2014
NEW RESEARCH: Relationship between phthalates in common household products and c...
NEW RESEARCH: Relationship between phthalates in common household products and childhood asthma.

See #CFOC3 Standard 5.2.9.9: "The facility should use infant bottles, plastic containers, and toys that do not contain Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Bisphenol A (BPA), or phthalates." Access the entire standard here: http://cfoc.nrckids.org/StandardView/5.2.9.9.


Phthalates heighten risk for childhood asthma
www.sciencedaily.com
An association between childhood asthma and prenatal exposure to two phthalates used in a diverse array of household products has been discovered by researchers. Phthalates are used in everything from synthetic fragrances to plastic food containers, vinyl flooring, insect repellent, shower curtains,…