Maintaining healthy and safe conditions in child care and early education facilities is important for child and staff health and program sustainability. Neglected conditions can lead to health problems, accidents and much higher costs for repair and renovation of buildings and grounds. Also, new research is identifying environmental hazards that can be avoided by use of proper practices and materials.
The following resources were developed by the CCPC Facilities Committee for the training seminar presented May 15, 2013. The session recording is available for viewing at the link below.
- “Caring for Your Child Care or Early Education Facility: A Workshop for Administrators and Staff”
- Recorded session Recommend: download the checklist below to follow along.
- Presentation slides
- Child Care Facilities Maintenance Resource List
- Child Care Facility Maintenance Checklist
SAMPLE to adapt for your program
- Indiana 5-Star Program’s Building Condition Checklist
- Space Heater Safety at Work
- “Healthy Schools Act of 2000 Extended to Child Care” (Integrated Pest Management law in California)
- Seltenrich, N. “Environmental Exposures in the Context of Child Care.” Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 121:5, pp. A160-165, May 2013.