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Tip of the Week: National Health and Safety Performance Standards

Following health and safety best practices is an important way to provide quality early care and education for young children. Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs is a resource published by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC). The publication includes 686 national standards that represent the best evidence, expertise, and experience in the country on quality health and safety practices and policies that should be followed in today's early care and education settings. Download the 3rd edition here