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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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In October 2018, the Office of Child Care and Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published the revised...

This brief is part of an ongoing effort with the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care (OCC) to provide guidance to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies concerning the implementation of criminal background check requirements.

This resource was presented as part of the policy development sessions at STAM 2018.

This resource was presented as part of the implementation sessions at STAM 2018.

This session was presented as part of the CCDF Leadership Day at STAM 2018.

This resource was presented as part of the CCDF Leadership Day at STAM 2018.

This resource was presented as part of the implementation sessions at STAM 2018.

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.

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 hosted 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.

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