Want to know what are considered the best practices in health and safety for child care and early education programs?Parent/Guardian Education and Family Support
Search the full text of the AAP, APHA , and NRC resource, Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs: Third Edition, listing 686 health and safety practices in the areas of:
Want to know how other states have regulated a particular issue in child care and early education?
- Program Activities for Healthy Development
- Health Promotion and Protection
- Nutrition and Food Service
- Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health
- Play Area/Playgrounds and Transportation
- Infectious Diseases
- Children with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities
- Licensing and Community Action
Search our comprehensive collection of fifty states' child care regulations. Enter your topic into the search box located at the top left of the page and click "Go".
Need to contact a colleague in another state licensing office?
Go to our state licensing page and click on the appropriate state for contact information.
Looking for authoritative resources to share with parents on quality health and safety practices in child care and early education programs?Mental Health/Social and Emotional Well-Being
Link parents/guardians to the CFOC, 3rd ed. resource that covers 34 topics crucial to good health and safety in early care settings.
Hand out the Nutrition Checklist: (English) and (Spanish) and Physical Activity Checklist: (English) (Spanish) to first time consumers of child care/early education programs.
Refer parents/guardians to our comprehensive collection of the fifty states' child care regulations that their child care/early care program should be in compliance.
Looking for authoritative and new resources on children's social and emotional well-being?Additional Resources are available from Our Healthy Child Care America Initiative Partners:
Browse the NRC's Mental Health Links - an evolving list of selected Web sites providing social and emotional health information applicable to child care and early education settings.
Read through the CFOC, 3rd ed. standards on positive discipline, respecting diversity/differences, handling aggressive behaviors, and preventing child abuse and neglect.
|American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Child Care America
|National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultation