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American Public Health Association/American Academy of Pediatrics Injury Prevention Standards
Lie, Letty, December 1994
Pediatrics, 94(6), 1046-1048

A discussion of injury prevention standards for child care centers in the United States and Europe, and an overview of the content of and adherence to the 1992 standards published by the American Public Health Association/American Academy of Pediatrics (APHA/AAP).

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Assessing the impact of pediatric-based developmental services on infants, families, and clinicians: challenges to evaluating the Healthy Steps program
Guyer, Bernard, 2000
Pediatrics, 105(3), 33-42

A description of the design, site characteristics, and sample used in the Healthy Steps program evaluation

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Back to sleep: Can we influence child care providers?
Moon, Rachel Y., 2003
Pediatrics, 112(4), 878-882

A study attempting to determine whether an educational program for child care providers regarding sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and safe sleep environment is effective in 1) providing basic information and understanding regarding SIDS risk reduction practices, 2) changing child care provider behavior, and 3) promoting development of written sleep position policies

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Best-practice guidelines for physical activity at child care
McWilliams, Christina, December, 2009
Pediatrics, 124(6), 1650-1659

An assessment of the physical activity environments of 96 child care centers from 33 counties across North Carolina, and a comparison of results with the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-assessment for Child Care (NAPSACC) best-practice guidelines developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)

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The Brookline Early Education project: A 25-year follow-up study of a family-centered early health and development intervention
Palfrey, Judith S., 2005
Pediatrics, 116(1), 144-152

A quasi-experimental 25-year follow-up study examining the long term effects of the Brookline Early Education Project (BEEP), a community-based child health and development program

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Care of mildly ill children in the day-care setting
Giebink, G. Scott, December 1994
Pediatrics, 94(6), 1024-1026

An overview of research on the care of mildly ill children in the child care setting, and an overview of the 1992 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Public Health Association (APHA) joint guidelines and Michigan's regulations for mildly ill child care centers

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The challenge of day-care health among children with disabilities
Parrino, Sandra S., December 1994
Pediatrics, 94(6), 1052-1055

A discussion of the inclusion of disabled children in mainstream child care services in the United States, focusing on legislation and necessary accomodations

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Child care and child health: Use of population surveys
Cain, Virginia S., December 1994
Pediatrics, 94(6), 1096-1098

A discussion of the use of a population-based sample survey approach to the study of the health of children in child care

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Child care for children with special needs
Cohen, Herbert J., December 1994
Pediatrics, 94(6), 1055-1059

A discussion of guidelines and standards concerning the integration of children with special needs in child care

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Child care in the United States and industrialized nations
Howes, Carollee, December 1994
Pediatrics, 94(6), 1081-1083

An exploration of several themes that shape the nature and quality of child care in industrialized countries including the political and social context of child care, the diversity of child care services provided, motivations driving parental choices of child care services, and the role of quality child care in society

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Child care problems and employment among families with preschool-aged children with autism in the United States
Montes, Guillermo, July 2008
Pediatrics, 122(1), e202-e208

A study of the association between child care problems and parental employment decisions among a sample of 82 families with autistic young children

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Child day-care health: Themes, issues, and future directions
Goodman, Richard A., December 1994
Pediatrics, 94(6), 1118-1120

Health- and safety-related recommendations, themes, and issues emerging from the 1992 International Conference on Child Day Care Health: Science, Prevention, and Practice sponsored by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Child day care, smoking by caregivers, and lower respiratory tract illness in the first 3 years of life
Holberg, Catherine J., 1993
Pediatrics, 91(5), 885-892

A study of the relationship between child care and the occurrence of lower respiratory tract illnesses in the first three years of life, with issues such as smoking by child care providers and protective measures in relation to longer child care enrollment addressed and information elicited from 1006 parents

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Childhood language skills and adult literacy: A 29-year follow-up study
Schoon, Ingrid, March 2010
Pediatrics, 125(3), e459-e466

An examination of the relationship between adult literacy skills at 34 years old and family background, housing conditions, early literacy environment, early receptive language ability, and preschool attendance at 5 years old from a sample of 11,349 participants from the 1970 British Cohort Study

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Children's deaths at day-care facilities
Good, Susan E. E., December 1994
Pediatrics, 94(6), 1039-1041

Identification and descriptions of 9 child deaths occuring in child care environments from searches of electronic death records in 3 counties and 1 state between 1986 and 1990

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Compliance of child care programs with health and safety standards: Impact of program evaluation and advocate training
Aronson, Susan S., February, 1980
Pediatrics, 65(2), 318-325

An evaluation of a health and safety advocacy training program for child workers that examines participant health knowledge and health advocacy opinions and program compliance with health and safety standards pre- and post-training, based on data collected from 117 trainees from 142 child care programs in Pennsylvania and from 19 contrast sites

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Compliance with American Academy of Pediatrics and American Public Health Association illness exclusion guidelines for child care centers in Maryland: Who follows them and when?
Copeland, Kristen A., November 2006
Pediatrics, 118(5), 2203-2204

A study of illness exclusion guideline knowledge and compliance for center based child care in a sample of pediatricians, parents, and child care providers in Baltimore, Maryland, evaluating participants' exclusion and inclusion decisions in 6 case vignettes depicting common child care illnesses using American Academy of Pediatrics and American Public Health guidelines

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Comprehensive services in child care settings: Prevalence and correlates
Hofferth, Sandra L., 1994
Pediatrics, 94(6), 1088-1091

A study of various child care providers and organizations focusing on the characteristics of the comprehensive services they provide to children: general health and safety procedures; the prevalence of supplemental services and the manner they are targeted to low-income children; and the sponsorship of programs that provide supplemental services

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Connected kids at Head Start: Taking office-based violence prevention to the community
Cowden, John D., October 2009
Pediatrics, 124(4), 1094-1099

A qualitative study of the acceptability and appropriateness of Connected Kids: Safe, Strong, Secure, a violence prevention curriculum for Head Start, based on data from 8 focus groups with 63 parents and family advocates at 2 Head Start centers in Kansas City

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Day care attendance in the first year of life and illnesses of the upper and lower respiratory tract in children with a familial history of atopy
Celedon, Juan C., 1999
Pediatrics, 104(3), 495-500

A longitudinal study (September 1994/August 1996) examined the relationship between child care attendance and upper/lower respiratory tract infections during the child's first year

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Day care centers and respiratory health
Nafstad, Per, 1999
Pediatrics, 103(4), 753-758

A study examining the effects of different types of child care on Norwegian preschool children's respiratory health

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Day care increases the risk of respiratory morbidity in Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity
McGrath-Morrow, Sharon A., October 2010
Pediatrics, 126(4), 632-637

A study of the association between child care attendance and occurrence of respiratory illnesses in a sample of 111 children with Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity (CLDP)

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Day-care injuries in the database of the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program
Mackenzie, Susan G., December 1994
Pediatrics, 94(6), 1041-1043

An overview of the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program which provides data about children's injuries in child care centers and can be used to make recommendations for preventative measures

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Determinants of behavior in homeless and low-income housed preschool children
Bassuk, Ellen L., 1997
Pediatrics, 100(1), 92-100

A study of the effects of family and environmental factors on the behavior of preschool age homeless and low income children

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Early intervention in low birth weight premature infants: Results at 18 years of age for the Infant Health and Development Program
McCormick, Marie C., 2006
Pediatrics, 117(3), 771-780

Findings from a follow-up study on the persistence of cognitive and behavioral benefits from early childhood program participation in 18-year-olds who were born with low birth weight and participated in the Infant Health and Development Program (IHDP)

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