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Children's health and safety is the responsibility of all staff in both child care center and family child care programs. This includes managers, those who care for children, substitutes and visitors. All states include health and safety requirements in their licensing regulations. These requirements vary by state. Contact your licensing agency to make sure you are able to comply with the regulations in your state. Child Care Aware® of America's State Licensing Information Map provides you with direct links to the office in your state that is responsible for child care licensing.
The following health topics are often covered in licensing regulations:
The following safety topics are often covered in licensing regulations: