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

The Office of Child Care provides a checklist and resources for preventing child deaths in hot cars during the summer months.

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on July 11, 2017. The presentation provided an overview of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule regulations on health and safety for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF grantees.

This tool is designed to help state and territory leaders document current early care and education (ECE) monitoring systems as they evaluate opportunities for alignment and integration.

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance hosted a webinar on January 11, 2017, where participants explored the various tools and resources available to help States and Territories revise their early childhood programs standards, such as licensing regulations and quality ratin

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 made major changes designed to protect the health and safety of children in early care and education (ECE) settings.

Interpretive guides for their child care licensing regulations generally help child care licensing staff understand the purpose of licensing requirements and the methods they should use to assess facilities’ compliance with the requirements.

This presentation at the 2016 National Association for Family Child Care’s Family Child Care Institute included a dialogue about the various types of state, national, and federal standards that providers are required to meet.

On December 1, 2016, the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance hosted a webinar about coordinated monitoring in early care and education. The webinar highlighted the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture Joint Statement on...

The National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations is a repository of state and territory licensing regulations and agency contact information.