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Health and safety is the foundation of a high quality child care program. Child care providers should be trained in, and follow, best practices in health and safety. Healthy and safe children are better prepared to learn and grow. Making the best choices for your child’s health and wellness is not always easy.
The following health and safety information and resources can help you give your child a healthy start at home and in the child care setting.
For additional information and resources contact your local Child Care Resource Center by calling 2-1-1.
Child care providers should be trained in the following health and safety topics:
In partnership with families, all early care and education programs should provide enriching early childhood experiences that promote the long-term success of children and assist low-income working parents with the cost of child care.
At home or in the child care setting all infants should sleep alone, on their back, and in a safety approved crib to reduce the risk of infant death.
The Family Role in Child Care Emergency Preparedness:
A crying baby can be stressful. Particularly if you're an exhausted parent struggling to figure out how to soothe your new baby. This website provides helpful information on how to make a plan to cope with these stressful times.
The National Resource Center For Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education provides helpful information on establishing healthy habits that will help your child thrive and grow.