One of the most important roles parents and caregivers serve is to ensure that the children entrusted to them thrive in healthy and safe environments. Louisiana actually has legislation to ensure children have the opportunity to grow and learn in healthy and safe environments, as well. There are statutes to ensure for the safety and well-being of all children attending child-care programs. Many of the regulations are in the minimum standards for licensed day care facilities overseen by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.
The practices and policies to ensure healthy children included in those standards include:
The LSU AgCenter’s "Be Child Care Aware!" educational program is designed to educate parents and child-care providers about quality child care. It was funded, in part, through a contract with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.
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