Health and Safety Checklist for Early Care and Education Programs

The Health and Safety Checklist is a 112-item tool developed to assess key health and safety standards and identify ways to improve health and safety in early care and education (ECE) programs. The Checklist includes 72 out of the 138 key health and safety standards in Stepping Stones Third Edition. The Checklist was reviewed by an advisory committee of health and safety experts and pilot tested by child care health consultants. The Checklist is user-friendly, easy-to-understand, and has links to theCaring for Our Children standards and other related resources. It can be used on a computer, electronic tablet or smart phone, or printed on paper and filled out by hand. The User Manual provides background information and guidelines for rating each item.

Includes key National Health and Safety Performance Standards in Caring for Our Children (
University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing (2014)