Aronson S, ed. 2014. Model child care health policies (5th ed.). Bryn Mawr, PA: American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter; Media, PA: Early Childhood Education Linkage System, Healthy Child Care Pensylvania, 229 pp.
Annotation: These model policies for out-of-home child care providers (both family day care homes and child care centers) are intended for use dependent on the issues and concerns of a particular setting.
Contents include admissions/enrollment/attendance; supervision and provision of social-emotional supportive care; planned program, teaching, and guidance; nutrition, food handling, and feeding; physical activity and screen time; daytime sleeping, evening, nighttime, and drop-i care; sanitation and hygiene; environmental health; transportation (motor vehicle, bicycle/tricycle, or other wheeled toys), pedestrian safety, and field trips; health plan; care of children and staff members who are acutely ill or injured; security; emergencies and disasters; child abuse and neglect (child maltreatment); smoking, prohibited substances, and weapons; human resources and personnel policies; design and maintenance of the physical plant and contents; and review and revision of policies, plans and procedures. The appendices contain sample forms, logs, checklists, records, and sample letters that may be reproduced for any use except resale. This section also includes a list of resources for staff, training, publishers of technical standards, and health education materials.
Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter, Rose Tree Corporate Cnter II, 1400 N. Providence Road, Suite 3007, Media, PA 19063-2043, Telephone: (800) 243-2357 Secondary Telephone: (215) 520-9125 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.paaap.org Available from the website; Hard copies available from AAP Bookstore for $40.00, plus shipping and handling, $35.00, plus shipping and handling for AAP members.. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-826-2.
Keywords: Child care, Child health, Child safety, Guidelines, Models, Out of home care, Policy development, Standards