AAA - American Automobile Association

AAFP - American Academy of Family Physicians

AAHE - American Association for Health Education

AAOS - American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

AAP - American Academy of Pediatrics

APD - American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

AARST - American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists

ABCT - Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

ABT - Abusive Head Trauma

ACE - Adverse Childhood Experiences

ACEI - Association for Childhood Education International

ACIP - U.S. Public Health Service Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

ACMI - Art and Creative Materials Institute

ADA - American Dietetic Association

ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

ADAAG - Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines

ADHD - Attention-deficit Hyper-activity Disorder

AFMA - American Furniture Manufacturers Association

AGA - American Gas Association

AHA - American Heart Association

AHAM - Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

AIDS - Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

ALA - American Lung Association

ANA - American Nurses Association

ANSI - American National Standards Institute

APHA - American Public Health Association

APRN - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

APSP - Association of Pool and Spa Professionals

AQI - Air Quality Index

ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers

ASQ - Ages and Stages Questionnaire

ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASTM - ASTM International, formerly named American Society for Testing and Materials

BPA - Bisphenol A

CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CACFP - Child and Adult Care Food Program

CCA - Chromated copper arsenate

CCDF - Child Care Development Fund

CCHC - Child Care Health Consultant

CCM - Cough and Cold Medication

CCSIG - Child Care Special Interest Group

CCW - Child Care Workforce

CDA - Child Development Associate

CDBG - Community Development Block Grant

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CFL - Compact Fluorescent Light

CFOC - Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs

CFR - Code of Federal Regulations

CGMP - Current Good Manufacturing Practices

CHES - Certified Health Education Specialist

CHIP - Children’s Health Insurance Program

CISP - Childhood Immunization Support Program

CMV - Cytomegalovirus

CPSC - U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CSA - Canadian Standards Association

CSHCN - Children with Special Health Care Needs

CSHP - Coordinated School Health Program

CSN - Children with Special Needs

CVD - Cardiovascular Disease

DASH - Division of Adolescent and School Health

db - Decibel

DEET - N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide

DEHA - Diethylhexyladepate

ECE/CD - Early Childhood Education/Child Development

ECERS - Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale

ECMHC - Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

EEI - Edison Electric Institute

EMSC - Emergency Medical Services for Children

EPA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPSDT - Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency

FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

GED - General Educational Development

GFCI - Ground-fault Circuit-interrupter

GIS - Geographic Information System

HAV - Hepatitis A Virus

HBV - Hepatitis B Virus

HCV - Hepatitis C Virus

HDPE - High-density Polyethylene

HEPA - High-efficiency Particulate Air

HHS - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HHV-6 - Human Herpesvirus Six

HIC - Head Injury Criterion

HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration

HUD - Housing and Urban Development

HVAC - Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning, and Cooling

ICC - Interagency Coordinating Council

IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEP - Individualized Education Program

IFSP - Individual Family Service Plan

IGRA - Interferon-gamma Release Assay

IPM - Integrated Pest Management

ITERS - Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale

IVIG - Intravenous Immune Globulin

JPMA - Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association

LCR - Lead and Copper Rule

LDPE - Low-density polyethylene

LED - Light Emitting Diode

LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse

LTBI - Latent Tuberculosis Infection

MCH - Maternal and Child Health

MHC - Mental Health Consultant

MMR - Measles, Mumps, and Rubella

MMRV - MMR Vaccine

MRSA - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet

MSW - Municipal Solid Waste

NAA - National AfterSchool Association

NACCRRA - National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

NAEYC - National Association for the Education of Young Children

NAFCC - National Association for Family Child Care

NAPNAP - National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

NAP-SACC - Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-assessment for Child Care

NASCD - National Association for Sick Child Daycare

NASN - National Association of School Nurses

NASPE - National Association for Sport and Physical Education

NCCA - National Child Care Association

NCHEC - National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

NCPS - National Center for Playground Safety

NEC - National Electrical Code

NEC - Necrotizing enterocolitis

NECPA - National Early Childhood Program Accreditation

NEISS - National Electronic Injury Surveillance System

NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Association

NNii - National Network for Immunization Information

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOWRA - National On-site Wastewater Recycling Association

NPPS - National Program for Playground Safety

NRA - National Rehabilitation Association

NRC- National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education

NRPA - National Recreation and Parks Association

NSF - National Sanitation Foundation

NTI - National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants

NTNCWS - Non-transient, Non-community Water System

NWR - NOAA Weather Radio

NWS - National Weather Service

OPIM - Other Potential Infectious Materials

OSERS - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

OSG - Office of the Surgeon General

OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OTC - Over-the-counter

PBDE - Polybrominated diphenyl ethers

PC - Polycarbonate

PDCB - Para-dichlorobenzene

PedFACTS - Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers

PETE - Polyethylene terephthalate

PP - Polypropylene

PS - Polystyrene

PVC - Polyvinyl chloride

QRIS - Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

QRS - Quality Rating Systems

RN - Registered Nurse

SBA - Safe Building Alliance

SBS - Shaken baby syndrome

SCHIP - State Children’s Health Insurance Program

SIDS - Sudden infant death syndrome

SPF - Sun Protection Factor

SPMTA - Swimming Pool Manufacturers Trade Association

STIPDA - State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors’ Association

SVRS - Safety Vacuum Release System

TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TCA - Tricyclic Antidepressants

TST - Tuberculin Skin Test

UCHR - Universal Child Health Record

UF - Urea-formaldehyde

UL - Underwriters Laboratories

USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture

UV - Ultra-violet

WIC - Women, Infants, and Children

VNA - Visiting Nurse Association

VOC - Volatile Organic Compound