Child Care Resources

Health and safety in the early childhood setting requires policies and procedures that are up-to-date with current standards and regulations. Our resources are designed to assist early childhood professionals reduce illness and injury in the child care setting.

Assessments help child care professionals evaluate facility policies and procedures and guide future program development. Assessments may be conducted by the child care health consultant in conjunction with the facility director or done as a self-assessment to improve program practices. for more information on assessment opportunities.

Policies & Procedures are developed with the goal to prevent illness and injury in the early care setting. A variety of health and safety resources are available to guide child care professionals in the development of program policies.

Posters provide visual information and reminders for the child care setting. They provide health and safety guidance, such as step-by-step instructions on proper diapering.

Templates, Logs, & Forms are provided to assist you with the written documentation needed to safely care for young children in early care and education settings.

Fact Sheets are written for child care professionals and parents with a focus on health and safety topics that frequently arise in early care settings.

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Featured Links


  • Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is an action based plan designed to help you respond to any emergency situation. The premise is simple - there are four specific actions that can be performed during an incident. The Action Plan is followed by all participants, including students, staff, and first responders.
  • SRP K12 is a general guide on the Standard Response Protocol for K-12 schools.
  • SRP PK-2Pre K to Second Grade Curriculum Workbook was developed for early childhood by Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, PA.
  • Caring for Our Children ~ The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education in collaboration with the American Academy Of Pediatrics, and the American Public Health Association, released "Caring for Our Children" National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd edition in 2011.
  • Let’s Move Child Care toolkit provides resources for early childhood obesity prevention.
  • Teach A Kid to Fish is a non-profit working to prevent and reduce childhood obesity by empowering Lincoln children and families to eat healthy and be active.
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) is a reliable source for the latest health, safety, and disease information.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a hazard or can injure children.
  • Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County works to protect kids from their number one killer—unintentional injury. The coalition is comprised of six Task Forces to address priority injury areas including: child passenger safety, child pedestrian and bicycle safety, sports injury prevention, fire & burn prevention, water safety and home safety.
  • California Childcare Health Program (CCHP) CCHP has developed hundreds of educational resources to help early care and education programs stay abreast of best practices. Materials include: Health and Safety Notes; Illness Sheets; Family Fact Sheets; Posters; and Training Curricula.
  • King County Child Care Health Program The Child Care Health website offers health promotion and disease prevention information to child care facilities including health policies, immunizations, communicable disease control, nutrition, child development and child behavioral issues.
  • Snohomish County Child Care Health Program Illness information and sample parent letters, along with an extensive list of policy and procedures for child care professionals available to download.
  • Penn State Better Kid Care Better Kid Care Provides distance training opportunities and educational information on caring for children.