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Child Care

  • California Childcare Health Program
    The mission of the California Childcare Health Program is to improve the quality of child care by initiating and strengthening linkages between the health, safety and child care communities and the families they serve. User-friendly educational resources available to help early care and education programs, trainers, Child Care Health Consultants, Child Care Health Advocates and the families they serve stay abreast of best practices.
  • Caring for Our Children (CFOC3)
    National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition. CFOC3 is a collection of 686 national standards that represent the best evidence, expertise, and experience in the country on quality health and safety practices and policies recommended for early care and education settings. The full document and a searchable database are available.
  • Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
    Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services to enrolled children and families. Children experiencing homelessness are automatically eligible for Head Start. The ECLKC is a website for the early learning community with the predominant target users being Head Start and Early Head Start grantees.
  • Healthy Child Care America
    HCCA seeks to ensure that all children experience quality child care and early education within a nurturing environment and have a medical home. Its principles are based on the fact that families, child care providers, and health professionals in partnership can promote the healthy development of young children in child care settings and increase access to preventive health services and safe physical environments.
  • Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania
    The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (PA AAP) Early Childhood Education Linkage System (ECELS) provides health professional consultation, training, and technical assistance to improve early childhood education programs in Pennsylvania, as well as many of training materials they've developed for child care.
  • National Association for Family Child Care
    NAFCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
    NAEYC is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.
  • National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC)
    Information and resources to promote health and safety for young children in early care and education settings throughout the nation.
  • North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE)
    The mission of the Divsion is to implement quality standards, increase access for families, and collaborate to promote enhanced service delivery of care and education across the state.
  • North Carolina Licensure Regulations
    Included are North Carolina's: Chapter 110 General Statutes (Law) for Child Care Facilities, Chapter 9 Child Care Rules, and Section .2800 Sanitation of Child Care Centers.
  • North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project
    Collaborative project between the NC Division of Child Development and other institutions of higher education across the state. NCRLAP's purpose is to conduct voluntary assessments for child care centers and homes attempting to earn three or more stars within the NC Star Rated License system.
  • Office of Child Care
    The Office of Child Care supports low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children's learning by improving the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs.

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