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Best Practices


Model Policies

Emergency Preparedness

Environmental Health

  • Eco-Healthy Child Care
    A link to help early care and education providers reduce children’s exposure to toxic hazards common to the early learning environment.

Injury Prevention and Response

Illness Prevention and Infectious Disease

Immunizations and ALERT

  • ALERT IIS makes records available to health care providers; provides official records for school, child care, college and employment; and reminds individuals or parents when shots are due.

Oral Health

Mental-Behavioral Health

Nutrition and Healthy Weight Promotion

  • Child Care Wellness Warehouse
    An online resource with evidence based tools, curricula, and sponsor-developed materials related to five key strategies.
  • Let’s Move Child Care! - healthy kids, healthy future
    Website of the Let’s Move! initiative for early care & education
  • Bright Futures in Practice: Physical Activity
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University  
  • TV Parental Guidelines
    Includes descriptions and explanations of ratings and other information in Spanish and English

Special Needs