Minimum Health and Safety Standards: A Guide for American Indian and Alaska Native Child Care and Development Fund Grantees

This guide provides voluntary guidelines that represent the baseline from which all grantees should operate to ensure that children are cared for in healthy and safe environments and that their basic needs are met. This guide was first published in 2000, and was updated in 2005. The standards have been updated again in response to the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, which continues to require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop minimum child care standards for AI/AN CCDF grantees in consultation with tribal nations and tribal organizations. In collaboration with a workgroup composed of AI/AN CCDF health and safety experts and AI/AN CCDF Administrators, OCC revised the standards in order to reflect the new health and safety requirements in the 2016 CCDF final rule. In July 2018, OCC hosted a tribal consultation in order to gather input on a draft of the revised Minimum Standards before publishing the final version.

Publication Date: 
October 29, 2018
Resource Type: 
Resource Guide
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