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Good health and safety practices are the foundation of quality for your child care program. IdahoSTARS can support your program with implementing current recommended health, safety, and nutrition practices. Reach out to your local Child Care Health Consultant by calling the Idaho CareLine at 2-1-1.
Babies cry! Have a plan for all who care for babies.
Human milk is the developmentally appropriate food for infants. Child care programs should be trained to prepare and serve human milk and advocate for breastfeeding mothers.
This guide is a great health and safety resource for child care professionals to review to find important information regarding the health and safety information for children in child care.
Learn the importance of safe sleep practices for child care programs.
Caring for Our Children is a collection of national standards that represent the best practices, based on evidence, expertise, and experience, for quality health and safety policies and practices for today’s early care and education settings.
Child care programs must be prepared for potential disasters. Every child care program should have a clearly outlined emergency and disaster plan. All program staff should be trained in emergency preparedness and prepared to respond during a disaster. Download the YIKES Planning Guide (PDF)PDF and the YIKES Planning Guide Addendum (PDF)PDF.
Find out more about health and safety in child care by visiting the Help section in RISE.