Health and Safety Resource Page

Adults standing around graphics of a parent cain and child, adding graphics representing health, medical care, paperwork, money, time, and securityThe Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule outlines regulations for implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and administering the CCDF program, including provisions to protect the health and safety of children in care. The final rule strengthens health and safety requirements for programs receiving CCDF funds.

All American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF grantees, regardless of allocation size, are required to meet the health and safety requirements in the CCDF final rule, which include the following:

  • Designing, implementing, and enforcing requirements related to a specified list of health and safety topics
  • Health and safety training
  • Specific group size limits and ratios
  • Compliance with child abuse reporting requirements

These requirements are considered the necessary foundation for ensuring the health and safety of children in child care settings.

This resource page provides resources from the Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center related to protecting the health and safety of children in care.

Health and Safety Requirements

Health and Safety Standards

Monitoring and Enforcement Systems

Policies and Procedures for Health and Safety

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response and Recovery

Additional Tools and Resources

More from the Child Care Technical Assistance Website

The Office of Child Care's Child Care Technical Assistance website provides training, resources, and materials to stakeholders at the state, tribal, regional, and local levels to support high-quality services for children and families. The following Office of Child Care's National Centers have a variety of resources to support the implementation of health and safety requirements:

The Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center can help you navigate the many resources available through the Office of Child Care's Technical Assistance website.