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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 purpose of this overview is to provide a variety of resources to support Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrators in meeting the provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014.

The attached resource was presented as part of the "Raising the Bar on Quality" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

  • The Future of Monitoring Systems in Early Care and Education

The attached resources were presented at the 2015 Spring Cross-Regional Meetings.

This tool helps States and Territories begin or expand their emergency preparedness planning efforts to include other key partners in the State orTerritory. Links to additional information and contact information is also available for some of the agencies (marked with an asterisk).

This document is designed to help child care licensing administrators create emergency plans for their agencies. It provides guidance, questions, and additional resources to help States/Territories consider how the licensing agency will operate (e.g., communicate with staff, access data, and...

Child care facility lockdown licensing regulations, requirements, definitions, and procedures vary from State to State. States also vary in the trainings they offer programs regarding child care facility lockdowns and emergency preparedness.

This Webinar is part 6 in the CCSSSN’s series of Emergency Preparedness and Response Webinars. This 90-minute Webinar focuses on reducing the impact and trauma resulting from emergencies and disasters.

This document contains excerpts from state child care licensing regulations about emergency preparedness planning and response.

This Webinar is part 5 of 6 in the CCSSSN’s series of Emergency Preparedness and Response Webinars. This 90-minute Webinar highlights state and national examples of training and technical assistance support offered to child care providers.

Each State has a minimum number of children in care (i.e., threshold) that determines when a license is required.

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