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Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center

This website is made available by Head Start, an Office of the United States Administration for Children and Families. Although designed for Head Start programs across the country, this innovative website has resources for all types of early childhood education programs in a variety of settings. There are tools, resources, and information about trends in the field.

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Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation 

Children’s earliest experiences—both positive and negative—impact their brain formation and in turn, their social and emotional, physical, cognitive, communication, and sensory and motor skills development. Promoting an optimal environment for brain growth is paramount to influencing healthy development.

caring for our children | 4th edition

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. The fourth edition contains guidelines on the development and evaluation of the health and safety of children in early care and education settings. 

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managing infectious diseases in child care and schools | 4th edition

This award-winning guide provides child care directors, teachers, and caregivers with essential information on the prevention and management of infectious diseases in group care settings.

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managing chronic health needs in child care and schools | 2nd edition

This resource helps teachers and caregivers address the challenges of caring for children with chronic health conditions and special health care needs in child care and school settings. The health issues covered include chronic illnesses, acute situations, and selected developmental and behavioral problems, with a special emphasis on children with special health care needs. 

model child care health policies | 5th edition 

Child care programs of any type can use Model Child Care Health Policies by selecting relevant issues for their operation and modifying the wording to make selected policies appropriate to the specific settings. 

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