Caring for Our Children

National Health and Safety Performance Standards

Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition

Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition (CFOC3) is a collection of 686 national standards that represent the best practices, based on evidence, expertise, and experience, for quality health and safety policies and practices for today's early care and education settings.

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Suggested Citation: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs. 3rd ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2011. http://cfoc.nrckids.org. Updated <date>. Accessed <date>

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