August What's New: Environmental Health in ECE
August What's New: Environmental Health in ECE

The NRC is pleased to announce that the new CFOC3 collection, Environmental Health in Early Care and Education (EH) is now available online! EH is a collection of 123 nationally recognized health and safety standards that have the greatest impact on environmental health in early care and education. The purpose of this collection is to serve as a compilation of best practices for environmentally-healthy early care and education programs.

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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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August 22, 2014
RECALL ALERT: Franklin & Ben Mason Convertibe Cribs Due to Fall and Entrapment H...
RECALL ALERT: Franklin & Ben Mason Convertibe Cribs Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards


Bexco Recalls Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards
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The side panels on the Franklin & Ben Mason style cribs can separate and create a hazardous gap. This poses a fall hazard and risk of entrapment.
August 22, 2014
NEW RESEARCH ON AUTISM: Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of s...
NEW RESEARCH ON AUTISM: Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain “pruning” process during development, according to a new study. Because synapses are the points where neurons connect and communicate with each other, the excessive synapses may have profound effects on how the brain functions.


Children with autism have extra synapses in brain: May be possible to prune synapses with drug...
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Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain “pruning” process during development, according to a new study. Because synapses are the points where neurons connect and communicate with each other, the excessive sy…
August 21, 2014
RECALL ALERT: Brita Children's Water Bottle Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard.
RECALL ALERT: Brita Children's Water Bottle Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard.


BRITA Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard
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Children's cartoon character water bottle lid can break into sharp pieces, posing a laceration hazard.