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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 brief, one in a series of eleven CCDF Health and Safety Requirements briefs, provides an overview of the prevention and control of infectious diseases in early childhood and school-age care environments.

Los desastres naturales y las emergencias pueden ser devastadores emocionalmente y pueden causar daños a la propiedad que pueden ser costosos de reparar.

This webinar for CCDF Administrators addressed the role of federal, state, and local agencies in responding to COVID-19. It included public health resources, CCDF resources, and a discussion of flexilibility in CCDF spending, waivers, and frequently asked questions.

This guide focuses primarily on issues related to the Federal checks that are required by CCDBG and does not address all of the required components, most notably the child abuse and neglect (CAN) registry checks.

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, in partnership with the National Association for Regulatory Administration, has conducted a large-scale research study of child care licensing provider and facility requirements and licensing agency policies every three years since 2005...

This brief describes licensing requirements and policies for group child care homes in 2017 and identifies trends from previous years of data collection.

This brief describes licensing requirements and policies for family child care homes in 2017 and identifies trends from previous years of data collection.

This brief describes licensing requirements and policies for child care centers in 2017 and identifies trends from previous years of data collection. The data in this brief was collected from state child care licensing regulations by the National Cen

The 2014 Child Care Licensing Study looked at licensing requirements for child care centers, family child care homes, and group child care homes and licensing agency policies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories for 2014.

The 2011 Child Care Licensing Study looked at licensing requirements for child care centers, family child care homes, and group child care homes and licensing agency policies in all 50 states, and the District of Columbia.