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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 a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report addresses how state child care licensing agencies coordinate in various ways with other state and local authorities to address building and physical facility safety and ensure that monitoring is efficient and not...

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report describes various methods States are using to define compliance and monitor child care facilities efficiently and effectively.

This Webinar, “Subsidy Issues: Planning for the Continuation of Child Care Services” is part 2 of 6 in CCSSSN’s series of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Planning Webinars.

This Webinar is part 1 of 6 in the Child Care State Systems Specialist Network’s (CCSSSN) series of Emergency Preparedness and Response Webinars. The Webinar addresses the most important features of, and participants in, a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan.

State government agencies responsible for regulating child care providers often have the dual role of ensuring that providers are compliant with the licensing laws and regulations as well as educating the public on the importance of those laws and regulations in keeping children safe from harm...

This document has been developed to help inform States about current program quality standards about health services, nutrition, and caring for children with disabilities in center-based settings.

This document has been developed to help inform States about current program quality standards about family involvement in the classroom/program, family communication and education, and family support and resources  for the care of infants and toddlers in center-based settings.

This document has been developed to help inform States about current program quality standards found in learning environment, developmental domains addressed in learning activities, and observation/assessment methods to track children’s development for the care of infants and toddlers in center-...

Many States and Territories have identified a goal of revising state licensing requirements. Implementing a successful change initiative requires a thorough assessment of the process, required resources, timing, challenges and context.

The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies of group child care home licensing for all 50 States and the District of Columbia.

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