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The print version (PDF) of Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition (CFOC3) is available here.
PLEASE NOTE: The standards contained in this version are not updated as often as the the standards contained in the database. Standards in the database are frequently updated and are current.

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Effective 3/1/2013

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Major Change in Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition (CFOC3):

Additions and Significant Changes

Suggested Citation for Caring for Our Children:

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. 2011. Caring for our children: National health and safety performance standards; Guidelines for early care and education programs. 3rd edition. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; Washington, DC: American Public Health Association. Also available at

Print copies are available from two organizations for $55

American Public Health Association
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Phone: 888-320-2742
Fax: 888-361-2742

American Academy of Pediatrics
Phone: 888-227-1770
Fax: 847-228-1281