Caring for Children's Environmental Health in Early Care and Education Settings: Evidence-Based Standards
The AAP, the APHA, and the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) recently produced* Caring for Children's Environmental Health in Early Care and Education, a sub-collection of Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition (CFOC3). These standards represent the best evidence and expertise in the country on quality health and safety practices and policies for today’s early care and education settings. This environmental health collection presents those CFOC3 standards that address several key environmental topic areas, e.g. lead, radon, plastics, etc. This environmental collection are recommended for use by caregivers/teachers, families, health consultants, licensors/regulators, policymakers, early childhood systems, and researchers.
*By 2014 APHA Annual Meeting.
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Environmental health sciences
Public health or related education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related research
Identify the most critical environmental health-related issues for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who attend early care and education programs. Explain how national health and safety standards address the environmental health of early care and education settings. Discuss common successes and challenges related to addressing these critical issues. Demonstrate 3-5 strategies for creating a healthy environment for young children in early care and education programs.
Keyword(s): Child Health, Environmental Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in public/community health nursing x 20 yrs. MSN in Community Health Nursing.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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