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Caring for Our Children Basics Health and Safety Standards Alignment Tool for Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes

Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB)  represents the minimum health and safety standards experts believe should be in place where children are cared for outside their own homes, whether in a home-based program or center-based facility. Although use of Caring for Our Children Basics is voluntary, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) hopes Caring for Our Children Basics will be a helpful resource for States and other entities as they work to improve health and safety standards in both licensing and quality rating improvement systems (QRIS). This tool provides a simple format for States and Territories to compare their current early childhood program requirements and standards against the recommended health and safety standards in CFOCB.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2016
Resource Type: 
Tool