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United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water, United States. Office of Child Care, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This factsheet is part of EPA’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities (3Ts) Toolkit, referenced in Important Resources. It also includes considerations for lead sampling after extended closures. This factsheet…
Green Beth L., Ayoub Catherine, Bartlett Jessica Dym, Furrer Carrie Jean, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Buttitta Katherine, Von Ende Adam, Koepp Andrew, Regalbuto Eric, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
While there is growing evidence that early childhood prevention programs can have positive outcomes for children and families, research has tended to focus on short-term outcomes, with fewer studies of long-term benefits. In addition, evaluations of…
Ingoldsby Erin M., Morrison Colleen, Ruben Joelle, Melz Heidi, Cairone Karen, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
This special topic paper outlines the rationale for using and supporting logic models grounded in theories of change to help build the TI evidence base. It draws from information gleaned from our research summary, program scan, key informant…
Ingoldsby Erin M., Morrison Colleen, Ruben Joelle, Melz Heidi, Cairone Karen, August, 2020
Executive Summary
This special topic paper presents key findings on the use of theories of change and logic models in TI initiatives gleaned from the following project activities: - A research summary of TI systems-level initiatives - A program scan featuring…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of building and physical premises safety. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) in…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials and biological contaminants. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early…
Alazri Zeinab, Hanna Kathleen M., May, 2020
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: Although school personnel are in a good position to identify cases of abuse and neglect, they may fail to report these cases. This failure may leave victims to suffer the negative effects of abuse and neglect and deprives them of possible…
Kapp Karl M., Dore Sarah, Fiene Richard, Grable Breanna, Panlilio Carlo, Hamm Robert M., Yang Chengwu, Lehman Erik B., Mincemoyer Claudia, Verdiglione Nicole, Levi Benjamin H. (Benjamin Horowitz), April, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This article delineates the theory and framework for an innovative child abuse training program for mandated reporters called 'iLookOut'. iLookOut is an online learning delivery system that utilizes mastery learning and self-determination theory in…
Dichter Harriet, Ruprecht Karen, Tomlin Angela M., March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Children of incarcerated parents may face an increased risk for developmental and behavioral problems. Early care and education can play a positive role in addressing these risks and providing positive support. However, these children are largely…
Somers Tarah S., Freed Jennifer, Wendel Arthur M., Williams Dana, March, 2020
Other
In 2017, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released the Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education Guidance Manual. The guidance manual helps environmental and public health professionals ensure that early care and…
Child Care Aware of America. Emergency Child Care & Technical Assistance Center, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Health and safety in child care settings are always paramount. The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated unique conditions that require additional attention to ensure the environment is safe and healthy for young children. This resource highlights…
Wendel Arthur M., Somers Tarah S., Freed Jennifer, Hall Elisha, October, 2019
Other
Peer Reviewed
What would you want to know before your children attend a day care opening in a former industrial building or adjacent to a nail salon? Are children at risk if their new preschool is located on former farmland where lead arsenate pesticide might…
National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, July, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This publication follows up the research brief recently released by the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) entitled "Adverse Childhood Experiences and the School-Age Population: Implications for Child Care Policy and Out-of…
Gilden Robyn, McElroy Katie, Friedmann Erika, Spanier Adam, Son Heesook, Witherspoon Nsedu Obot, Paul Hester, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of an environmental health training program for child care providers. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate a 5-state training program using a 20-question pretest and…
Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education Workgroup, April, 2017
Other
ATSDR has worked on sites across the country where ECE programs have been in locations that were not safe. To help protect children from health risks caused by locating ECE programs on or near places where chemical or radiological hazards are…