When Adults Take Responsibility For Healthy And Safe Environments

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Bruno (2009) notes “when adults take responsibility for healthy and safe environments, children are free to discover their world without barriers to impede them” (p. 180). As early childhood professionals, we have a tremendous duty of ensuring that all children, their families, and staff members engage in a safe and healthy learning environment. Ensuring health and safety determines the quality standards of an early childhood education and care program. The NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards (Health Standards 5 A-C) and the NACCP’s Components of NAC Accreditation Standards Health and Safety Standards (F1-8) provides guidelines that ensure consistent health and safety practices within early childhood programs. This short composition will compare and contrast the NAEYC and NACCP standards, discuss how the standards impact children’s social/emotional and academic development, and discuss the most important components of the standards. Compare and Contrast Both the NAEYC and NACCP standards promote early childhood education and care programs health and safety guidelines for children, their families, and staff members. However, the NAEYC Accreditation for Health Standard also includes guidelines for children’s nutrition. The NAEYC and NACCP standards help directors create early childhood programs that aim to bring “do no harm” to all stakeholders. Both standards describe guidelines that promote and protect children from health hazards and infectious diseases. One major

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