Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards : Guidelines for Out-of-home Child Care Programs

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American Public Health Association, American Academy of Pediatrics
American Public Health Association, 1992 - Child care - 410 pages
This document presents a set of standards to be used in planning and establishing a high quality child care program. The standards are based on the recommendations of technical panels that studied particular facets in child care and are intended to serve as goals for practice and guidelines for implementation. The nine chapters of the text address the topics of: (1) staffing; (2) program activities for healthy development of children; (3) protection and promotion of health; (4) nutrition and food service; (5) facilities, supplies, equipment, and transportation; (6) infectious diseases; (7) children with special needs; (8) program administration; and (9) licensing and community action. The chapters list almost 1,000 standards. Each chapter includes a rationale for each standard and comments concerning the standard. A list of references is provided at the end of each chapter. A series of 39 appendices includes further lists of standards and additional information relating to standards, a reference list for the appended materials, a glossary, and an index. (BC)

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Dr. Steven P. Shelov, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P. is Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chairman of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center and Lutheran Medical Center and Vice President of the Infants' and Childrens' Hospital of Brooklyn. He is the Editor-in-Chief of several of the parent publications for the AAP including "Caring For Your Baby" and "Young Child, The First Year Of Life," and" A Guide to Child Symptoms," Dr. Shelov pioneered and developed these series of books. In 2002, Dr. Shelov was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Education Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics, its singular highest award for pediatric education. The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 57,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. AAP books with Bantam include "Caring for Your Baby" and "Young Child Birth to Five," "Caring for Your School-Age Child Ages 5 to 12," "Caring for Your Teenage"r, "Guide to Toilet Training," and "New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding,

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