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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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- February 24, 2015
- TUESDAY #SS3 STANDARD HIGHLIGHT: Standard 188.8.131.52: Use of USDA - CACFP Guideline...
- TUESDAY #SS3 STANDARD HIGHLIGHT: Standard 184.108.40.206: Use of USDA - CACFP Guidelines
NOTE: Stepping Stones, 3rd Edition (#SS3) Standards are now easily identifiable by the presence of a red baby footprint in the #CFOC3 Database!
All meals and snacks and their preparation, service, and storage should meet the requirements for meals of the child care component of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the 7 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 226.20 (1,5).
The rationale, comments, related #CFOC3 standards, and references can be found here: http://cfoc.nrckids.org/StandardView/220.127.116.11
#SS3 is a collection of 138 #CFOC3 that, when practiced, could prevent serious harm and injury to children in early care and education settings. The full document and companion checklist can be found here: http://bit.ly/1duQHxs.
If you have any questions about this or other #SS3 standards, please contact the NRC at 1-800-598-KIDS (5437) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
18.104.22.168 - Use of USDA - CACFP Guidelines
The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education provides health and safety resources for parents, child care providers, regulators, and child care health consultants. Current state licensing regulations are also available and searchable in full text.
- February 23, 2015
- #Whatsnew: Have you seen the new 2015 immunization schedules from the CDC? Acces...
- #Whatsnew: Have you seen the new 2015 immunization schedules from the CDC? Access them here and view our main #CFOC3 standards related to immunization.
To view your state's immunization requirements for early care and education, click on our State Licensing and Regulation Information page: http://nrckids.org/index.cfm/resources/state-licensing-and-regulation-information/.
What’s New: 2015 Immunization Schedules-National Resource Center
JUST RELEASED: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the updated 2015 Immunization Schedules for children (ages 0-18) and adults.
- February 19, 2015
- "Germs present in early care and education settings are the same as those in the...
- "Germs present in early care and education settings are the same as those in the general community."
-From today's "Dealing with Infectious Diseases in Child Care: The Germs that Bug Us" webinar sponsored by Child Care Aware.