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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- March 26, 2015
- 2015 Report: Reducing Environmental Exposures in Child Care Facilities: A Review...
- 2015 Report: Reducing Environmental Exposures in Child Care Facilities: A Review of State Policy
From the Environmental Law Institute and Children's Environmental Health Network
"Early care and education programs play an important role in helping children reach their full potential in school and throughout their lives. Six million children under five years old receive care
outside of their homes – about 30 percent of all children in this age group.1 The facilities that provide this care are numerous and diverse, including approximately 300,000 licensed child care
centers and child care homes across the country.2 As the number of children in licensed child care has grown, so has public recognition of the importance of the child care setting to children’s
physical, emotional, and intellectual development."
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- March 25, 2015
- NEW RESEARCH: Smoking in front of kids may increase their risk of heart disease...
- NEW RESEARCH: Smoking in front of kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults.
#CFOC3 Standard 18.104.22.168: Use of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Illegal Drugs says:
"Tobacco use...should be prohibited on the premises of the program (both indoor and outdoor environments) and in any vehicles used by the program at all times. Caregivers/teachers should not use tobacco..off the premises during the child care program’s paid time including break time."
Read the Rationale, Comments, Related #CFOC3 Standards, and References here: http://cfoc.nrckids.org/StandardView/22.214.171.124
126.96.36.199 is also a Stepping Stones, 3rd Edition (#SS3) Standard. #SS3 presents 138 essential #CFOC3 standards intended to reduce the rate of disease and death in child care and early education settings.
Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults
Kids exposed to their parents' smoking had a higher risk of developing clogged arteries in adulthood than those with non-smoking parents. Researchers stressed that parents should not smoke if they want to provide the best long-term cardiovascular health for their children.