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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This podcast is geared towards early childhood professionals and strategic partners, hoping to use research to inform policy and better serve children, families, and their communities.

This presentation provides an overview of the last three subsections of FFY 2023–2025 Tribal CCDF Plan Preprint Section 2: Establish Standards and Monitoring Processes to Ensure the Health and Safety of Child Care Settings.

This tool was developed to assist the Tribal Lead Agency as they develop processes and procedures regarding the areas of training as outlined in the Tribal Child Care and Development fund (CCDF) Plan Preprint.

This presentation provided an overview of the first two subsections of FFY 2023–2025 Tribal CCDF Plan Preprint Section 2: Establish Standards and Monitoring Processes to Ensure the Health and Safety of Child Care Settings.

This resource simplifies finding criminal background check contact information for other states. It is maintained by the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA).

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 resource is designed for Tribal Lead Agencies who operate a certificate program, contracts, or grants to providers.

This document elaborates on information about the enforcement tools referenced on pages 22-24 of this guide, including a sample plan of correction, sample letters, and information about administrative reviews, witnessed visits, office conferences, consent agreements, cancelling contracts and...