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.
Important Information About New Bleach ConcentrationEffective 3/1/2013
Major Change in Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition (CFOC3):
- Standard 184.108.40.206: Safe Sleep Practices and SIDS/Suffocation Risk Reduction
(p. 96 in hard copy)
- Change: The use of blankets is no longer recommended.
Change is addressed in the COMMENTS section of the standard, under "Use of Blankets" on page 98. (updated December 2011)
Additions and Significant Changes
- Additions and Significant Changes (pdf) in the 3rd Edition of Caring for Our Children since the 2nd Edition (2002)
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 http://nrckids.org.
Print copies are available from two organizations for $55
American Public Health Association
American Academy of Pediatrics