5120.0 Child Care Health and Safety Standards, Regulations and Policies

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
Nearly three-fourths of America's children under five with working mothers are cared for by someone other than their parents, according to the National Survey of America's Families. Child care health and safety standards, regulations and policies play an important role in optimizing the health and safety of young children in child care settings. This session wil present information on relevant health and safety policies and new standards currently being developed to promote health and safety in child care settings.
Session Objectives: As a result of attending this session participants will be able to do the following: 1. List 3 topical areas that will be new or change significantly in the 3rd edition of Caring For Our Children; 2. Describe how unannounced child care center inspection reports can inform the status of and strategic planning for child care health and safety. 3. Explain how a state system utilizing unannounced inspection reports could be designed for monitoring child care health and safety. 4. Describe the CCHC practice in a pilot intervention process;

11:30 AM
Measuring the impact of child care policy and practices
Allison Gertel-Rosenberg, MS, Andrew Tulchin, MBA and Sara Olsen, MBA, MASW

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)