Child Care Provider Handbook

Title Page  Table of Contents
   
 Chapter 1 - The Rule Chapter 10 - Transportation 
 Chapter 2 - Child-Adult Ratios Chapter 11 - Behavior Guidance 
 Chapter 3 - Supervision Chapter 12 - Reporting Requirements
 Chapter 4 - Non-Primary Caregivers Chapter 13 - Food Programs 
 Chapter 5 - Activities and Equipment Chapter 14 - Training 
 Chapter 6 - Safe Sleep Chapter 15 - Records 
 Chapter 7 - Indoor Safety Chapter 16 - Home Visits 
 Chapter 8 - Outdoor Safety Chapter 17 - Resources and Websites 
 Chapter 9 - Health and Sanitation   

Child Care

Chapter 1 - The Rule

What is the Rule?
Child Care Licensing Rule
Legislative Updates

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Chapter 2 - Child-Adult Ratios

Age Group Definitions
Capacity Log
Capacity Log Monday through Friday
Child Care Licensing Daily Capacity Log
Child Care Licensing Daily Capacity Log by Day
Child-Adult Ratios and Age Restrictions

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Chapter 3 - Supervision

Supervision Assessment Worksheet
Supervision Revised
Supervision Summary

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Chapter 4 - Non-Primary Caregivers

Requirements for Non-Primary Caregivers

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Chapter 5 - Activities and Equipment

Child Care Activities
Crib Safety Inspection Form
Minimum Play Equipment
Minimum Play Equipment 2
Restrictive Environments
Sample Month Schedule
Television

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Chapter 6 - Safe Sleep  

Safe Sleep for Infants
Crib Standards and Compliance
Certificate of General Conformity
Certificate of Compliance
Bare is Best for Your Baby's Sleep Environment
What does a safe sleep environment look like?

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Chapter 7 - Indoor Safety

Fire Reminders
Gate Safety
Pets
Plant Guide

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Chapter 8 - Outdoor Safety

Heat Index Chart
Outside Safety Reminders
Pools
Swimming Pool Checklist
Swimming Pool Contract
Swimming Pool Fact Sheet
Swimming Pool Legislation
Wading Pool Permission Form
Water Activity Alternatives

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Chapter 9 - Health and Sanitation

Be a Germ-Buster
Cover Your Cough Brochure
Cover Your Cough Poster
Diapering
How to Avoid Spreading Germs in Your Child Care
Too Sick for Child Care?
When Should I Wash My Hands?

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Chapter 10 - Transportation  

Buckle Up Kids
Transportation
Transportation Laws

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Chapter 11 - Behavior Guidance  

How Children Learn
Let's Be Positive with Children
Effective Communication with Parents

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Chapter 12 - Reporting Requirements

Adult Alert Signals Fact Sheet
Healthy Sexual Development Fact Sheet
Stop It Now Helpline
Possible Signs of Abuse Fact Sheet
Practices for Preventing Child Abuse
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Reporting Requirements
Signs to Watch for Fact 20 Sheet
Touching Non-Touching Fact Sheet
Youth Sexual Behavior Warning Signs Fact Sheet

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Chapter 13 - Food Programs 

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
My Pyramid

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Chapter 14 - Training

Training Record
Training Requirements

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Chapter 15 - Records 

Provider Forms

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Chapter 16 - Home Visits 

Are You Ready for Your Next Home Visit?

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Chapter 17 - Resources and Websites 

Frequent Phone Number List
Phone List
Website Notification
Websites of Interest

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