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.
Richard Fiene, Ph.D.
Walter Gilliam, Ph.D.
Danette Swanson Glassy, MD, FAAP
Barbara Hamilton, MA
Pauline D. Koch
Marilyn Krajicek, Ed.D., RN, FAAN
Beverly Schmalzreid, Ph.D.
Nancy Von Bargen, MS
Jeanne VanOrsdal, M. Ed.
Last Updated: September 29, 2022