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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 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 state- and territory-wide child care disaster plans.

The Roadmap to Reauthorization Self-Assessment and Implementation Planning Tool was released as part of the 2017 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule Cluster Trainings for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF grantees.  The tool was designed to provide AI/AN C

In August and September 2017, NCTECD hosted a series of regional Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule cluster trainings.

In August and September 2017, NCTECD hosted a series of regional Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule cluster trainings.

This practice brief, Promising Practices for Out-of-School Time Licensing and License-Exempt Systems, shares emerging strategies and promising practices on preparation and supportive policies for providers, PD require­ments, and...

A technical assistance resource document that outlines the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that a licensor of child care programs needs in order to perform his or her job duties successfully.
 

Having clearly written, research-based, measurable licensing requirements is the first step in protecting children from health and safety risks and promoting quality care.

This second in a series of Hot Topics webinars explores federal, state, and provider-level health and wellness policies in support of infants and toddlers.

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