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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
3 out of 4
3 out of 4
Year Published: 
2011

Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition

Description of Resource: 
This document presents 686 national standards developed by 85 technical experts on quality health and safety practices and policies for early care and education settings. The standards are based on current evidence, expertise, and experience. Chapters cover staffing; program activities for healthy development; health promotion and protection; nutrition and food service; facilities, supplies, equipment, and environmental health; play areas and playgrounds and transportation; infectious diseases; children with special health care needs and disabilities; administration; and licensing and community action.

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Developed By: 
American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, & National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Early and Middle Childhood
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
Expert Opinion
Citation: 
American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd ed. [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2013 Feb 27]. Available from: http://cfoc.nrckids.org/WebFiles/CFOC3Book5-14-15Update.pdf