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New Resource: How to choose a safe location for your child care facility

  • 1.  New Resource: How to choose a safe location for your child care facility

    Posted 07-15-2019 07:41 AM
    Hi

    We wanted to alert you to a new resource for child care professionals--Safe Siting Fact Sheet. In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control we are working to increase awareness of environmental hazards that may occur in and around child care facilities. Through this partnership we have developed a fact sheet on the safe siting of early learning facilities.

    Link to Safe Siting Fact Sheet:

    https://cehn.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Safe-Siting_Fact-Sheet-6.24.19.pdf

    Even if current state child care licensing regulations are being met, it is still possible that child care facilities are located in areas or buildings where exposure to toxic chemicals is taking place. This can put children-- who are particularly vulnerable to chemical exposures because of their developing bodies and behaviors--and child care staff at risk of health problems including cancer, asthma and learning disabilities.

    Read our new Safe Siting Fact Sheet to learn what is being done to ensure the safe siting of child care facilities.

    Thanks!

    Kathy

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    Kathy Attar
    Engagement Manager
    Children's Environmental Health Network, Eco-Healthy Child Care® Program
    Washington, D.C.
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