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Kids in lunch lineThe Massachusetts Department of Public Health has a long history of promoting policies and practices that support health and safety in early care and education settings. Recently the Department unveiled an updated Health and Safety in Child Care website, to serve as a clearinghouse of current resources and best practice information on a wide range of health and safety related topics relevant to pediatric clinicians, child care health consultants, early educators and parents of young children.

The website features both Massachusetts-specific and national resources, which are organized by topic area to make information easier to find. Topic areas include:

If you have any questions about the website – or if you’d like to learn more about the Department’s work to support healthy and safe early education environments – please contact me at karen.hughes@massmail.state.ma.us.

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Early Childhood Health Specialist in the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition

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