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Cunningham Brittany, Ravishankar Nandita, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to provide a summary of available information on the known barriers to and solutions for implementing out-of-state background checks. This summary is intended to inform OCC, states, and TA providers on the type…
Bonuck Karen, Collins-Anderson Akilah, Ashkinaze Joshua, Karasz Alison, Schwartz Amanda, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To ascertain how sleep health knowledge is translated to early care and education (ECE) programs, using a multi-component environmental scan. Methods: A website scan identified organizations' sleep content re: recommended practices,…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of the prevention and control of infectious diseases. 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…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program final rule (2016) require states and territories to have health and safety requirements in 11 different topic areas, as well as…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of the prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and using safe sleeping practices. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on…
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, May, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program final rule (2016) require states and territories to have health and safety requirements in 11 different topic areas, as well as…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Grossman Elyse R., 22 April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Recently, there has been a substantial increase in public support for policies requiring safer storage of firearms. Child access prevention (CAP) laws are 1 example, because they may reduce firearm-related injuries. Many US states have CAP laws that…
North Carolina. Department of Health and Human Services, 23 March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This guidance is intended to help child care facilities make informed decisions about COVID-19 and minimize the risk of exposure to both the staff and the children in their care. To reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission in our community, K-…
Dooley Erin E., Thi Christina A., Browning Cari, Hoelscher Deanna M., Byrd-Williams Courtney E., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Ensuring young children have adequate opportunities for physical activity (PA) is important, and policies at childcare centers may help to ensure children have adequate opportunities. The purpose of this study is to examine the associations between…
Tamagni Amanda L., Wilson Andrea M., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Preschool special education students’ lack of personal–social skills is affecting their kindergarten readiness and placing them at risk for exposure to school discipline in a large school district in the Southeastern United States. The purpose of…

U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Kids In Danger, August, 2019
Reports & Papers
Between June 20th and July 10th, U.S. PIRG and Kids In Danger (KID) contacted more than 600 child care facilities through email and phone about whether they were using the recalled sleepers in their child care facility. One in 10 of the 376 survey…
Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, Neelon Brian H., Pearce John, Grossman Elyse R., Gonzalez-Nahm Sarah, Slining Meghan, Duffey Kiyah J., Frost Natasha, August/September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: State policies have the potential to improve early care and education (ECE) settings, but little is known about the extent to which states are updating their licensing and administrative regulations, especially in response to national…
Ward Dianne Stanton, Story Mary, August/September 2018
Other
Peer Reviewed
More than five years ago, Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, created an ECE workgroup to bring together researchers, policy advocates, and other professionals to advance an ECE research agenda and…