Head Start Resources
A Guide to Building Healthy and Safe Facilities After a Natural Disaster
Explore evidence-informed health and safety practices in the design and construction of early childhood centers. Find information to support conversations with the building team after a natural disaster.
Insurance, Bonding, and Maintenance, 45 CFR §1303.52
This Head Start Program Performance Standard explains insurance, bonding, and maintenance regulations.
Child Care Water Quality and Extended Closures
Learn how to maintain drinking water quality during extended closures and identify start-up procedures when reopening to ensure that drinking water is safe for consumption.
Caring for Our Children
Caring for Our Children (CFOC) is a collection of 686 national standards. These standards represent the best evidence, expertise, and experience in the country on quality health and safety practices, and policies that should be followed in early care and education settings.
Child Care Aware
Operating a child care business can feel overwhelming. Child Care Aware breaks down the process. This website offers helpful resources about state licensing, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and criminal background checks. There are also safety fact sheets.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations
Audience: Directors and Managers
Last Updated: June 8, 2021