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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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The presentation provides information on monitoring requirements in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule and focuses on the components of an effective monitoring and enforcement system. Topics include standards, policies and procedures, licensing, monitoring, and enforcement.

The Monitoring Cost Estimation Calculator aims to help child care licensing agencies and Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) lead agencies project the annual caseload and cost of monitoring and supporting licensed and license-exempt child care providers.

The 5-2-1-0 message provides suggestions for building healthy, active lives for everyone. Staff can share this postcard with parents to put on the refrigerator as a reminder to make healthy choices every day. 

 

The purpose of this document is to provide a framework that can be used by state, territory and tribal licensing administrators, managers, and trainers in creating professional development opportunities for child care licensing inspectors or licensors.

These webinar slides highlight the publication, A Guide to Support States and Territories’ Use of Child Care Licensing Data, and focus on using licensing data for multiple purposes, including meeting new federal Child Care and Development Fund reporting requirements.

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 July 19 and running through December 20, 2017. Resources are available for each session.

This final presentation in the six-part series of Hot Topics webinars explores six essential practices for high-quality infant/toddler care. Learn the basics of continuity of care, primary care, small groups, individualized care, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness.

The Office of Child Care (OCC) and the National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (SIAC) co-hosted the National Criminal Background Checks Webinar Series.

This resource highlights key requirements of the criminal background check requirements from the CCDBG Act of 2014 and the CCDF final rule.

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This PowerPoint presentation provides highlights and information about background check requirements under the Child Care and Development Fund.

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