Caring for Our Children Basics


Caring for our Children Basics is based on Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, Third Edition. We would like to acknowledge the extensive work of the American Academy of Pediatrics; American Public Health Association; National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education; and Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services in developing these standards. We would also like to especially thank the following experts for their help in this effort:

Abbey Alkon, RN, Ph.D.
School of Nursing
University of California, San Francisco

Judy Collins

Richard Fiene, Ph.D.
Research Institute for Key Indicators

Walter Gilliam, Ph.D.
Edward Zigler Center in Child Development
and Social Policy
Yale University Child Study Center

Danette Swanson Glassy, MD, FAAP  
American Academy of Pediatrics

Barbara Hamilton, MA
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human

Pauline D. Koch
Koch Consulting

Marilyn Krajicek, Ed.D., RN, FAAN
National Resource Center for Health and
Safety in Child Care and Early Education
College of Nursing
University of Colorado Denver 

Beverly Schmalzreid, Ph.D.
Department of Child Development  
South Texas College

Nancy Von Bargen, MS
Office of Child Care National Center for
Child Care Quality Improvement

Jeanne VanOrsdal, M. Ed.
Early Education and Child Care Initiatives
American Academy of Pediatrics

Marcus Williams
National Association for Regulatory



Topic:Health Services Management

Resource Type: Article

Last Updated: January 19, 2018