Caring for Our Children FOURTH EDITION National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs Caring for Our Children National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 4th Edition A Joint Collaborative Project of American Academy of Pediatrics American Public Health Association National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education Every day millions of children attend early care and education programs. It is critical that they have the opportunity to grow and learn in healthy and safe environments with caring and professional caregivers/teachers. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Public Health Association, and the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education are pleased to release the fourth edition of Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs. These national standards represent the best evidence, expertise, and experience in the country on quality health and safety practices and policies that should be followed in today’s early care and education settings. Substantially revised and updated, the fourth edition features 10 chapters of more than 650 standards and dozens of appendixes with valuable supplemental information, forms, and tools. Topics Include ä Staffing ä Program Activities for Healthy Development ä Health Promotion and Protection ä Nutrition and Food Service ä Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health ä Play Areas/Playgrounds and Transportation ä Infectious Diseases ä Children with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities ä Administration ä Licensing and Community Action And more… Key Features ä More than 100 updated standards ä Updated appendixes, including Signs and Symptoms Chart, recommended immunization schedules, and “Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care” ä Many revisions and updates in environmental health, infectious diseases, and nutrition Caring for Our Children National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 4th Edition AAP CFOC COVER SPREAD - 2018.indd All Pages 11/29/18 4:10 PM
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