Equipment, materials, furnishings, and play areas should be sturdy, safe, in good repair, and meet the recommendations of the CPSC.
Use these tools to develop and strengthen the attitudes, knowledge, and skills health services staff need to effectively support the health, safety, and wellness of young children and their families.
Review the minimum health and safety standards for child care settings outside of the home. This tool covers eight content areas from Caring for Our Children Basics and can strengthen health and safety practices.
The Ask the Expert Series is a pre-recorded discussion with an expert from a health-related field on a specific health or safety topic. Each topic in this series includes an informational video and resources that you can download to learn ways to improve the health services your program provides.
Find out how to develop a Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) registry. Learn about the registry’s purpose and components. Explore ways states can add a registry to an existing professional development system.
Review the skills and expertise of child care health consultants (CCHCs) who work with early care and education programs across settings to serve children ages birth to 5 and their families.
In this toolkit, explore ways to include required health and safety training in state professional development systems.
In the Embracing Health and Wellness series, learn about current research topics. Explore best practices and safety tips for Head Start and child care programs.
Explore this tip sheet to learn about how homelessness impacts health and wellness. Learn how to identify and assess the needs of families experiencing homelessness and connect them to medical and dental homes.