These additional resources support pediatric health
providers’ efforts working with child care at the community and state levels to
improve the health, safety and quality of out-of-home care for young children.
Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition
Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide, 4th Ed (manual)
Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide (manual)
Model Child Care Health Policies
National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness The NCECHW is a collaborative effort between the Office of Head Start, the Office of Child Care, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, which accomplishes the goal of providing information and resources to health professionals working with Head Start and child care programs across the country.
ECELS-Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania Find many curricula, Web links, handouts and other resources of this program of the PA Chapter of the AAP that provides health care professional consultation, training, and technical assistance to improve early education and child care programs.
Child Care Aware® of America launched the Child Care Licensing Database tool to show state progress toward meeting standards, state-based rankings, and policy papers.
Child Care Aware® of America publishes the annual State Fact Sheets which provides a snapshot of child care availability, quality rating systems and other programs occurring at the state level, to better understand America's working families and the circumstances they face.