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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 final presentation in the six-part series of Hot Topics webinars explores six essential practices for high-quality infant/toddler care. Learn the basics of continuity of care, primary care, small groups, individualized care, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness.

The Office of Child Care (OCC) and the National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (SIAC) co-hosted the National Criminal Background Checks Webinar Series.

This video demonstrates positive interactions between a monitor and provider and serves as a model for conducting a Child Care Center monitoring visit.

The video demonstrates positive interactions between a monitor and provider and serves as a model for conducting a Tribal Child Care Home monitoring visit.

The video demonstrates positive interactions between a monitor and provider and serves as a model for conducting a Tribal CCDF Center monitoring visit.

This resource highlights key requirements of the criminal background check requirements from the CCDBG Act of 2014 and the CCDF final rule.

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This presentation covers background check requirements under the Child Care and Development Fund. Topics include:

States and Territories collect different types of data, including, for example, data captured by child care licensing and subsidy agencies and by quality rating and improvement systems. This guide focuses on one of these: administrative data related to child care licensing.

This brief, a collaboration between the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development and the Child Care State Capacity Building Center, addresses the causes of sudden infant deaths, the incidence of deaths in American Indian/Alaska Native communities, prevention strategies, and best...

The webinar explores what state and territory Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators, partners, and stakeholders need to know to ensure that children have safe child care before, during, and after emergencies and...