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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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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...

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on defining and identifying child care providers operating illegally, the enforcement of States’ statutes, and methods used to support providers in becoming licensed.

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on States’ inspection policies and practices – guidelines and rules on monitoring providers’ compliance with the law and the regulations.

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on practices and policies pertaining to serious injuries and fatalities in child care.

Enforcement, that part of the licensing process dedicated to ensuring compliance with the law and the regulations, is critical for the delivery of quality, safe child care services.

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report addresses how state child care licensing agencies coordinate in various ways with other state and local authorities to address building and physical facility safety and ensure that monitoring is efficient and not...

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report describes various methods States are using to define compliance and monitor child care facilities efficiently and effectively.

This Webinar, “Subsidy Issues: Planning for the Continuation of Child Care Services” is part 2 of 6 in CCSSSN’s series of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Planning Webinars.

This Webinar is part 1 of 6 in the Child Care State Systems Specialist Network’s (CCSSSN) series of Emergency Preparedness and Response Webinars. The Webinar addresses the most important features of, and participants in, a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan.

State government agencies responsible for regulating child care providers often have the dual role of ensuring that providers are compliant with the licensing laws and regulations as well as educating the public on the importance of those laws and regulations in keeping children safe from harm...

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