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Minimum Standards for Tribal Child Care: A Health and Safety Guide

All Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Tribal Lead Agencies should note that these guidelines express minimum standards for health and safety in child care and are not intended to supersede any existing federal, state, tribal, or local laws or regulations. Tribal CCDF programs are responsible for knowing the laws and regulations that govern them and the child care programs that they fund through CCDF and for incorporating these laws and regulations into their tribal child care policies, procedures, and standards, as appropriate.


AAP's Committee on Native American Child Health

The Committee on Native American Child Health (CONACH) develops policies and programs that improve the health of Native American children. The CONACH members are committed to increasing awareness of the major health problems facing Native American children, and monitoring legislation affecting Native American child health. The CONACH also conducts pediatric consultation visits to Indian Health Service (IHS) and tribal health facilities, and works to strengthen ties with tribes throughout the United States.

 

The Health and Well-Being of American Indian and Alaska Native Children: Parental Report from the National Survey of Children's Health, 2007

While data sources exist to measure and monitor the health of children in the United States, few take into account the many contexts in which children grow and develop, including their family and community environments. The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) is a telephone survey of parents that addresses multiple aspects of the health and well-being of all the nation’s children—including physical and mental health, health care, and social well-being—as well as aspects of the family and the neighborhood that can affect children’s health.


Indian Health Service Resources

  • Nutrition Tools:

    HSHidden Sugars
    Easy-to-use, one-page sheet shows common foods and drinks alongside multiple sugar cubes illustrating amounts of sugars. Help your audience understand where many of their diets’ sugars may be coming from, and start making changes to reduce blood sugar levels and lose weight.



    HFHidden Fats
    Easy-to-use, one-page sheet shows common foods and drinks alongside multiple teaspoons illustrating amounts of fats. Help your audience understand where many of their diets’ fats may be coming from, and start making changes to reduce blood sugar levels and lose weight.

     

    HFSHidden Sugars and Fats
    Easy-to-use, one-page sheet shows common foods and drinks alongside multiple sugar cubes and teaspoons illustrating amounts of sugars and fats. Help your audience understand where many of their diets’ sugars and fats may be coming from, and start making changes to reduce blood sugar levels and lose weight.

     

    My Native Plate (2 pages)
    An easy way to show balanced meals with reasonable portion sizes! This tool shows three easy steps to knowing what and how much to eat. Based on the USDA My Plate and designed for Native audiences.
    *Best if printed as full-color 11 X 17

NICHD Healthy Native Babies Project

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s (NICHD) Healthy Native Babies Project, an outreach component of the Safe to Sleep campaign, strives to understand the possible causes for SIDS-related disparities and find ways to further reduce the SIDS rates in Native communities. This innovative and collaborative project released its Workbook Packet in 2011, the first of several outreach tools meant to help local programs working in American Indian/Alaska Native communities to share safe sleep and other health messages. You can learn more about the project and the packet here.


Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Reducing the Risk of SIDS

This safe sleep brochure provides information on reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) as part of the Healthy Native Babies Project for American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) parents and caregivers.

For more information on sleep position for babies, reducing the risk of SIDS, or the Healthy Native Babies Project, contact the Safe to Sleep campaign at: 1-800-505-CRIB (2742) (TTY: 1-888-320-6942)
Mail: 31 Center Drive, 31/2A32, Bethesda, MD 20892
Email: NICHDInformationResourceCenter@mail.nih.gov
Website: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/SIDS

 

Let's Move Tribal logoLet's Move! In Indian Country

Let's Move! in Indian Country is a comprehensive initiative dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

Tribal Child Care and Development Fund: Guide for New Administrators

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)1, a federal block grant for States, Tribes, and Territories, is a key resource to help increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care services. With Child Care and Development Funds, tribal CCDF administrators can support low-income families, families receiving temporary public assistance, and those transitioning from public assistance in obtaining child care services so they may work, attend training, or participate in educational activities.

 

National Center on Tribal Child Care Implementation and Innovation (NTC)

The Tribal Child Care Technical Assistance Center provides targeted technical assistance services to more than 500 Tribes. Services provided include a toll-free information and referral line; a website offering information on tribal child care programs; and onsite and regional technical assistance activities.

 

National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA)

The mission of National Indian Child Care Association is to unify tribes and tribal organizations to promote high quality, culturally relevant child care and development. The National Indian Child Care Association will provide leadership, support, and communication on behalf of Native American children, families, and communities.

 

Healthy native babies brochureTribal Early Childhood Research Center

The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center (TRC) seeks to partner with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, programs, practitioners, and researchers to advance research into young children’s development and early childhood programs and to facilitate the translation of research findings to inform early childhood practice with American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.


 

 




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