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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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States and Territories collect different types of data, including, for example, data captured by child care licensing and subsidy agencies and by quality rating and improvement systems. This guide focuses on one of these: administrative data related to child care licensing.

This brief, a collaboration between the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development and the Child Care State Capacity Building Center, addresses the causes of sudden infant deaths, the incidence of deaths in American Indian/Alaska Native communities, prevention strategies, and best...

The webinar explores what state and territory Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators, partners, and stakeholders need to know to ensure that children have safe child care before, during, and after emergencies and...

As States and Territories work to implement new Child Care and Development Fund requirements, many are considering how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their licensing monitoring systems.

This document provides an overview of some general characteristics of state child care licensing regulations for summer programs and day camps. The information is based on a scan of regulations in 17 states (Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota,...

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 requires Lead Agencies to develop state- and territory-wide child care disaster plans.

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 requires Lead Agencies to develop state- and territory-wide child care disaster plans.

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 requires Lead Agencies to develop statewide child care disaster plans.

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 requires Lead Agencies to develop state- and territory-wide child care disaster plans.

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 requires Lead Agencies to develop state- and territory-wide child care disaster plans.

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