Org-Agen-Staff

State and National Organization and Agency Staff
(Org & Agen Staff)

This section has documents likely to be of interest to policy makers and organizations involved in improving the quality of services provided to families and children in group child care settings. These settings include child care centers, nursery schools, early development programs, Head Start and Early Head Start, and home-based child care provided by non-parental teachers/caregivers.

News

  • March is National Nutrition Month®
    This nutrition education and information campaign is sponsored each year by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on how to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits. Promote healthy nutrition with children, families and staff at your program. Examine the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ website. Use National Nutrition Month Handouts and Tipsheets for…
  • Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards, 4th Ed. (CFOC4) Now Available
    Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards, 4th Edition (CFOC4) is now available online at the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) http://nrckids.org/CFOC. The print version is available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), bookstore for $64.95. These national standards represent the best evidence expertise and experience in…
  • Avoid Plastics with Harmful Chemicals
    Many children receive gifts made of plastic over the holidays. Children may bring these items to the early education and child care program. Caring for Our Children, 3rd edition (CFOC3) Standard 5.2.9.9: Plastic Containers and Toys says: “The facility should use infant bottles, plastic containers, and toys that do not contain Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Bisphenol A (BPA), or phthalates. When possible,…
  • Prepare Now for Flu
    Reduce the risk of influenza (flu) in your early care and education program this year.  See the flu article and resources.
  • STARS Standard L.M.2.5 Supporting Children with Special Needs
    Did you know…ECELS has valuable tools to help you meet the new STARS Standard LM.2.5 Program uses Caring for Our Children to establish policies and practices regarding care plans for children with special needs, asthma, medical needs, food allergies, and medication administration.  1. Use Model Child Care Health Policies, 5th Ed. form-field version to adapt a policy for your program. …