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United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water, United States. Office of Child Care, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This factsheet is part of EPA’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities (3Ts) Toolkit, referenced in Important Resources. It also includes considerations for lead sampling after extended closures. This factsheet…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of building and physical premises safety. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) in…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials and biological contaminants. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early…
Somers Tarah S., Freed Jennifer, Wendel Arthur M., Williams Dana, March, 2020
Other
In 2017, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released the Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education Guidance Manual. The guidance manual helps environmental and public health professionals ensure that early care and…
Child Care Aware of America. Emergency Child Care & Technical Assistance Center, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Health and safety in child care settings are always paramount. The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated unique conditions that require additional attention to ensure the environment is safe and healthy for young children. This resource highlights…
Wendel Arthur M., Somers Tarah S., Freed Jennifer, Hall Elisha, October, 2019
Other
Peer Reviewed
What would you want to know before your children attend a day care opening in a former industrial building or adjacent to a nail salon? Are children at risk if their new preschool is located on former farmland where lead arsenate pesticide might…
Gilden Robyn, McElroy Katie, Friedmann Erika, Spanier Adam, Son Heesook, Witherspoon Nsedu Obot, Paul Hester, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of an environmental health training program for child care providers. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate a 5-state training program using a 20-question pretest and…
Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education Workgroup, April, 2017
Other
ATSDR has worked on sites across the country where ECE programs have been in locations that were not safe. To help protect children from health risks caused by locating ECE programs on or near places where chemical or radiological hazards are…
Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education Workgroup, April, 2017
Executive Summary
ATSDR has worked on sites across the country where ECE programs have been in locations that were not safe. To help protect children from health risks caused by locating ECE programs on or near places where chemical or radiological hazards are…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief, one in a series of nine addressing health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, provides an overview of building and physical premises safety for center-based and home-based child…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief, one in a series of nine addressing health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, provides an overview of handling and storing hazardous materials for center-based and home-based child…
Noguchi Miyuki, Mizukoshi Atsushi, Yanagisawa Yukio, Yamasaki Akihiro, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

We measured temporal changes in concentrations of total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) and individual volatile organic compounds in a newly built daycare center. The temporal changes of the TVOC concentrations were monitored with a photo…

Somers Tarah S., Ulirsch Gregory V., June, 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this column is to inform readers of ATSDR's activities and initiatives to better understand the relationship between exposure to hazardous substances in the environment and their impact on human health and how to protect public health…
Gagnon Fabien, Poulin Patrick, Leclerc Jean-Marc, Dessau Jean-Claude, Abab Aryan, Arsenault Pamela, El-Turaby Fady, Lachance-Paquette Guillaume, Vezina Felix-Antoine, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
OBJECTIVES: To invite and support managers of child care centres to measure radon concentrations in their buildings. Their ability to carry out a measurement protocol and communication plan was also evaluated as well as the intention of parents and…
Environmental Law Institute, Children's Environmental Health Network, January, 2015
Other
The purpose of this report is to provide information to help states strengthen their laws, regulations, and programs to address indoor environmental contaminants in child care facilities. The report is designed for policymakers, agency officials,…