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Child Care and SIDS


Safe Sleep for Infants in Child Care Programs: Reducing the Risk of SIDS and SUID. (2011). California Childcare Health Program.

Featured Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2011 Policy Statement — SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Expansion of Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment.

SUID/SIDS Resource Center: Resources to Support AAP's Policy Statement

Safe Sleep Practices Program Developed by First Candle/National SUID/SIDS Program Support Center in collaboration with Bright Horizons Family Solutions.

California Childcare Health Program Resources on SIDS and child care.

California SIDS Program

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Healthy Child Care America Back to Sleep Campaign. Brochures, electronic newsletter, Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care Speaker’s Kit, sample policy for use in child care, and policy and research articles. A speaker's kit is being revised.

Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania, Early Childhood Education Linkage System (ECELS).

Minnesota Sudden Infant Death Center. Brochures, frequently asked questions, curricula, other materials for child care providers and foster parents.

National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement.

National Conference of State Legislatures

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Safe to Sleep Public Education Campaign.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education

Additional Resources

Bereavement Support Resources for families, caregivers, and professionals on dealing with the loss of an infant.

Safe Sleep Resources for families, caregivers, and professionals on safe sleep practices for preventing sudden infant death, including sleeping on the back, safe crib environments, and other topics.

National Library of Medicine: Articles from PubMed on Child Care and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Research Bibliography: SEE SUID/SIDS Research Bibliographies.

December 2011

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.