Many young children spend the majority of their waking hours in child care facilities. The health impacts of environmental health exposures are especially important for this age group. For these reasons, the Western States PEHSU created a program, the Promoting Environmental Health in Early Care and Education Project. This project extends the work of Vickie Leonard, the PEHSU’s former Program Coordinator, in greening child care environments. This work is based on two Toolkits developed with funding from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation: Integrated Pest Management: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education, and Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education. The Second Edition of the Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education was created by the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit with funding from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Toolkit
WSPEHSU publishes Second Edition of Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education with three new fact sheets and additional material throughout for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in ECE.
Click here to access The Green Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting Toolkit. You can download the full or individual sections of the updated Green Cleaning Toolkit.
Haz clic aquí para acceder a La caja de herramientas sobre la limpieza, sanitización y desinfección verde. Puede descargar la caja de herramientas completa o las secciones individuales.
Integrated Pest Management Toolkit
Click here to access The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Toolkit. You can download the full or individual sections of the IPM Toolkit.
Haz clic aquí para acceder a la Caja de herramientas para el manejo integrado de plagas (IMP). Puede descargar la caja de herramientas completa o las secciones individuales.
Other Resources on Environmental Health for Early Care and Education
- Children’s Environmental Health Network
- Eco-Healthy Child Care
- Getting Ready for Baby
- Pesticide and Toxic Substance Exposure Awareness Project, IPM in Child Care Centers
- U.S. EPA Healthy Child Care
- Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
- Environmental Exposures in the Context of Child Care: