Health and Safety Resources

Last Reviewed Date
October 20, 2021

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. It includes provisions to protect the health and safety of children in care. Moreover, the final rule strengthens health and safety requirements for programs receiving CCDF funds. 

All Tribal CCDF grantees, regardless of allocation size, are required to meet the health and safety requirements in the CCDF final rule. These requirements include the following:

  • Designing, implementing, and enforcing requirements focused on a specified list of health and safety topics 
  • Health and safety training
  • Specific group size limits and ratios
  • Compliance with child abuse reporting requirements
  • Comprehensive background checks

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

This page provides resources from the Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center (TCBC) about protecting the health and safety of children in care.

Health and Safety Requirements

Policies and Procedures for Health and Safety 

Comprehensive Background Checks 

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