Programs should implement relationship-based policies and program practices that promote consistency and continuity of care, especially for infants and toddlers. Early care and education programs should provide opportunities for each child to build emotionally secure relationships with a limited number of caregivers/teachers. Children with special health care needs may require additional specialists to promote health and safety and to support learning.
National Centers:Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Audience:Teachers and Caregivers
Last Updated: February 8, 2019