Caring for Our Children, National Health and Safety Performance Standards

Caring for Our Children, National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care, third edition, 2011 is the key national reference document that provides standards, rationale, and evidence for guidelines for out-of-home child care. It is available on the Internet from the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care at http://www.nrckids.org.  Hard copy version of the book can be purchased from the bookstore of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.