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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 August and September 2017, NCTECD hosted a series of regional Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule cluster trainings.

In August and September 2017, NCTECD hosted a series of regional Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule cluster trainings.

This practice brief, Promising Practices for Out-of-School Time Licensing and License-Exempt Systems, shares emerging strategies and promising practices on preparation and supportive policies for providers, PD require­ments, and...

A technical assistance resource document that outlines the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that a licensor of child care programs needs in order to perform his or her job duties successfully.
 

Having clearly written, research-based, measurable licensing requirements is the first step in protecting children from health and safety risks and promoting quality care.

This second in a series of Hot Topics webinars explores federal, state, and provider-level health and wellness policies in support of infants and toddlers.

The Office of Child Care provides a checklist and resources for preventing child deaths in hot cars during the summer months.

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on July 11, 2017. The presentation provided an overview of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule regulations on health and safety for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF grantees.

This tool is designed to help state and territory leaders document current early care and education (ECE) monitoring systems as they evaluate opportunities for alignment and integration.

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance hosted a webinar on January 11, 2017, where participants explored the various tools and resources available to help States and Territories revise their early childhood programs standards, such as licensing regulations and quality ratin

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