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.