Health and Safety Requirements and Standards

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This brief describes licensing requirements and policies for child care centers in 2017 and identifies trends from previous years of data collection. The data in this brief was collected from state child care licensing regulations by the National Cen

The 2014 Child Care Licensing Study looked at licensing requirements for child care centers, family child care homes, and group child care homes and licensing agency policies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories for 2014.

The 2011 Child Care Licensing Study looked at licensing requirements for child care centers, family child care homes, and group child care homes and licensing agency policies in all 50 states, and the District of Columbia.

This presentation outlines a framework that helps states and territories integrate full health and safety practices in their early childhood education...

Many Lead Agencies have created websites or have developed technological solutions to help streamline the process for child care background checks. This brief provides some state examples.

This PowerPoint presentation provides information on developing and implementing Tribal alternative approaches for conducting background checks and monitoring and inspections of child care providers.

The intent of this resource is to provide tribes with an overview of the statutory authorities and identify potential avenues to access FBI fingerprint check results.

The State Capacity Building Center's Infant/Toddler Specialist Network is hosting a series of webinars on the third...

Quality I/T programs can have significant developmental benefits and positive long-term effects for children.

Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOC Basics) represents the minimum health and safety standards required in Head Start and child care programs, family child care homes, and other places children are cared for outside of their own home.