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Lopez Adriana S., Hill Mary, Antezano Jessica, Vilven Dede, Rutner Tyler, Bogdanow Linda, Claflin Carlene, Kracalik Ian T., Fields Victoria L., Dunn Angela, Tate Jacqueline E., Kirking Hannah L., Kiphibane Tair, Risk Ilene, Tran Cuc H., 18 September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Reports suggest that children aged ?10 years can efficiently transmit SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, limited data are available on SARS-CoV-2 transmission from young children, particularly in child…
Link-Gelles Ruth, DellaGrotta Amanda L., Molina Caitlin, Clyne Ailis, Campagna Kristine, Lanzieri Tatiana M., Hast Marisa A., Palipudi Krishna, Dirlikov Emilio, Bandy Utpala, 28 August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
During June 1–July 31, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) conducted investigations of any reported COVID-19 case in a child or adult, including staff members, parents, or guardians, present at a child care program. Reported cases were…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of the prevention and control of infectious diseases. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program final rule (2016) require states and territories to have health and safety requirements in 11 different topic areas, as well as…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of transportation requirements. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) in response to the…
Maryland State Child Care Association, Maryland State Child Care Association, 04 May, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is a tally of 309 responses from a statewide survey of COVID-19 pandemic-related issues faced by child care sites in Maryland. Child care providers were asked questions about changes to operating status, ability to adjust to smaller classes,…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, May, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program final rule (2016) require states and territories to have health and safety requirements in 11 different topic areas, as well as…
Sirota Alexandra Forter, April, 2020
Other
The effectiveness of North Carolina's response to the COVID-19 pandemic should be measured by how it supports families and children in staying healthy and safe and how it minimizes the economic harm to our families and communities from necessary…
Action for Children, 2020
Other
Child care sites experienced new challenges as Ohio enacted legislation to keep children safe during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. For a short period of time, child care availability was limited to children of essential workers and a temporary…
DeJonge Peter, Martin Emily T., Hayashi Michael, Hashikawa Andrew N., October, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Environmental decontamination is one of the most effective methods to prevent transmission of infectious pathogens in child care centers (CCCs). Alongside state recommendations, national organizations-including the American Academy of Pediatrics (…
Obeng-Gyasi Emmanuel, Weinstein Melissa A., Hauser Jessica R., Obeng Cecilia Sem, September 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Scholarship on child health indicates that the early years of life are vital for all aspects of health and development. In particular, a solid health foundation predicts good life outcomes; therefore, systematic strategies for combating diseases…

Rebmann Terri, Loux Travis M., Lew Daphne, Wakefield Mary, February, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Little is known about childcare staff's and parents' uptake of and attitudes towards pertussis vaccine. Methods Questionnaires were distributed to St. Louis parents and childcare staff in fall, 2014. Parents versus staff and vaccinated versus…
Czumbel Ida, Quinten Chantal, Lopalco Pierluigi, Semenza Jan C., ECDC Expert Panel Working Group, 2018
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Background: Information on the incubation period and period of infectiousness or shedding of infectious pathogens is critical for management and control of communicable diseases in schools and other childcare settings. Methods: We performed a…
Goldstein Neal D., Newbern E. Claire, Tabb Loni Philip, Welles Seth L., May, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives: Reported pertussis incidence has increased markedly in recent years. In addition to the documented increase in under-immunization and waning immunity, the increase may be related to the more frequent use of child care services by parents…
Young Chelsea A., Stookey Jodi, Patel Anisha I., Chan Curtis, Evans Jane, Cohn Karen, Agana Luz, Yen Irene H. (Irene Hwei), Fernandez Alicia, Cabana Michael D., September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Asthma is a common health condition for children in childcare. National recommendations for asthma in childcare exist. However, no studies have investigated the extent to which childcare centers adhere to these recommendations. We aimed to assess…