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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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.

Early care and education can play an important role in helping children overcome traumatic events. Child care providers and educators may be the first to recognize signs of distress in children and may have the resources to refer them for specialized help.

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on the characteristics of a strong statute that provides the backbone for the creation, maintenance, and enforcement of licensing rules.

The National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement produced this series of licensing reports to support the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care’s, goal of children served in safe, healthy child care settings.

This Webinar, “Training and Technical Assistance Supports for Child Care Providers” is part 4 of 6 in the Child Care State System Specialist Network’s (CCSSSN’s) series of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Planning Webinars.

This report focuses on activities, authority, and staffing as parts of a quality assurance system designed to ensure that child care licensing rules are applied consistently and fairly across a State.

This Webinar, Licensing Regulations and Policies for Emergency Planning and Response (EPR) is part 3 of 6 in the Child Care State System Specialist Network’s (CCSSSN’s) series of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Planning Webinars. Topics covered i

This issue brief provides an overview of nine ways that State child care licensing programs are increasing their use of technology, including the use of data for caseload management and supervisory oversight, automation to support risk management and consistency in enforcement actions, linkages...