Health Resource Spotlight: New Briefs Covering CCDBG Health and Safety Topics

August 15, 2016


New Briefs Covering Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Health and Safety Topics

The Problem

The new health and safety requirements are complicated, and figuring out the implications for individual child care programs can be tough.

One Solution

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance just made it easier. The Center recently published a series of nine briefs about CCDBG health and safety topics including:

  • Prevention and control of infectious diseases
  • Administering medications
  • Prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions
  • Reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome and using safe sleeping practices
  • Building and physical premises safety
  • Emergency preparedness and response planning
  • Handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials and biological contaminants
  • Transportation of children
  • Health and safety training

Each brief includes excerpts from the CCDF program requirements and from Caring for Our Children Basics (recommended minimum health and safety standards for early care settings). It also provides links to language in Caring for Our Children, 3rd edition, the health and safety best practices volume, and a list of additional resources.

The briefs contain very helpful and straightforward information and can be found here.


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Krista Scott

Written by Krista Scott

Krista Scott is an experienced child health expert working at the forefront of policy, advocacy and equity as the current Senior Director for Child Care Health Policy at CCAoA. For over 15 years, Ms. Scott has worked in public health and education, primarily in non-profit and government agencies, where she has honed her expertise in early childhood health, mental health, special education, program development and support and in using policies to strengthen practice. Ms. Scott has her bachelor’s degree in political science and her Master of Social Work with a focus on management and policy.