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Adams Gina, Hernandez Fernando, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of some key opportunities, challenges, and needed action steps to expand participation of HBCC providers in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Based on expert interviews and a literature review, it first…

Ritchie Lorrene D., Keeton Victoria, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Vitale Elyse Homel, Au Lauren, Alkon Abbey, January 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The study evaluated an educational intervention with family child care home (FCCH) providers to implement nutrition standards. A convenience sample of licensed California FCCH providers (n=30) attended a 2-hour, in-person group training in…

Cunningham Brittany, Ravishankar Nandita, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to provide a summary of available information on the known barriers to and solutions for implementing out-of-state background checks. This summary is intended to inform OCC, states, and TA providers on the type…
Bonuck Karen, Collins-Anderson Akilah, Ashkinaze Joshua, Karasz Alison, Schwartz Amanda, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To ascertain how sleep health knowledge is translated to early care and education (ECE) programs, using a multi-component environmental scan. Methods: A website scan identified organizations' sleep content re: recommended practices,…
McKee Sarah L., Cooksey-Stowers Kristen, St. Louis Rebecca, Schwartz Marlene B., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Learning Care Group made a three-year commitment with the Partnership for a Healthier America to implement several evidence-based nutrition and physical activity policies in over 900 child care centers. New practices included serving more fruits and…
Lee Danielle Louhrine, Gurzo Klara, Nhan Lilly A., Vitale Elyse Homel, Yoshida Sallie, Ritchie Lorrene D., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Infant nutrition can influence development, eating behaviors and obesity risk. Nearly half of infants in the U.S. are in non-parental care where they consume much of their daily nutrition. Because little is known about the quality of infant…
Gurzo Klara, Lee Danielle Louhrine, Ritchie Kyle, Yoshida Sallie, Vitale Elyse Homel, Hecht Kenneth, Ritchie Lorrene D., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To compare food/beverage provisions between child care sites participating and not participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Design: Cross-sectional survey administered in 2016. Setting: Licensed child care centers…
Kuhns Catherine, Adams Gina, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
This brief highlights findings from interviews with experts (listed in the acknowledgments) and a quick scan of existing data and documents. After describing the pandemic's impact on the child care and early education system, we explore what is…
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 the prevention of and response to emergencies due to food and allergic reactions. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and using safe sleeping practices. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of building and physical premises safety. 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…
Zaltz Daniel A., Hecht Amelie A., Pate Russell R., Neelon Brian H., O'Neill Jennifer R., Neelon Sara E. Benjamin, 05 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Early care and education (ECE) is an important setting for influencing young children's dietary intake. There are several factors associated with barriers to healthy eating in ECE, and recent evidence suggests that participation in the…
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…