Environmental Health in Early Care and Education

8/2014

EH is a collection of 123 nationally recognized health and safety standards that have the greatest impact on environmental health in early care and education. These standards and the associated 9 Appendices are a subset of materials available in Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition CFOC3. The purpose of this collection is to serve as a compilation of best practices for environmentally-healthy early care and education programs.

Support for this project was provided through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

The American Academy of Pediatrics AAP, the American Public Health Association APHA, and the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education NRC would like to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of all persons and organizations involved in the creation of this CFOC3 collection. Twenty individuals, representing seventeen organizations, reviewed and validated the chosen standards. Our sincere appreciation goes to all of our colleagues who willingly gave their time and expertise to the development of this resource.

Special acknowledgement is given for the technical assistance provided by Eco-Healthy Child Care®, a program of the Children’s Environmental Health Network CEHN.

Source: National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education

Available at: http://nrckids.org/index.cfm/products/environmental-health-in-early-care-and-education/

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