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Protecting Children's Health and Safety

Licensing and other regulatory systems establish health and safety standards to ensure the well-being of children in all early care and education settings. Monitoring and enforcement of standards, emergency preparedness procedures, and services that support children’s health and wellness can protect children from injury and illness. The following resources provide additional information about protecting children’s health and safety.

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Natural disasters and emergencies can be emotionally devastating and cause property damage that can be costly to repair. Child care programs are not immune to these risks and should plan and prepare for any event (minor as well as catastrophic) that may disrupt the day-to-day operations of their...

The Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC) Infant/Toddler Specialist Network is hosting a series of 1-hour Hot Topic Webinars on the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning on March 21 and running through September 19, 2018.

The Office of Child Care’s (OCC) 2018 American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Regional Conferences brought together AI/AN CCDF grantees, OCC staff, and technical assistance providers.

The CCDBG Act of 2014 requires CCDF Lead Agencies to complete comprehensive background checks for child care staff members and prospective staff members.

This resource was created to ease the burden of finding criminal background check contact information for other states. The National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability will update and re-post this list on a quarterly basis (last updated September 2018).

The ratio of child care providers to licensing inspectors differs among states, territories and tribes, depending on a variety of factors.

The sixth in the State Capacity Building Center Infant/Toddler Specialist Network's 2018 Hot Topic series, this webinar features resources and practices to support infants, toddlers, families, and teachers during times of national disasters.

 

The third in the State Capacity Building Center Infant/Toddler Specialist Network's 2018 Hot Topic series, this webinar provides facts and resources to support responsive care to families struggling with challenges related to opioid abuse.

This webpage provides tools and resources developed by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance and its partners, designed to help states and territories improve their child care licensing practices, strengthen provider requirements, and develop the skills of licensing staff.

This webpage provides links to online tools and written products, by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance and its partners, that support states, territories, and tribes in addressing health and safety and quality improvement in family child care settin

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