Caring for Our Children

National Health and Safety Performance Standards

Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs

Caring for Our Children, (CFOC) is a collection of 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 for CFOC Standards Online Database:
American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. CFOC Standards Online Database. Aurora, CO; National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education; 2019. [URL of Standard/Chapter]. Accessed [date].

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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, 4th ed. Itasca, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2019. http://nrckids.org/files/CFOC4 pdf- FINAL.pdf. Accessed [date].