Creating Healthy Child Care Environments Webinar

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According to census data, over 32 million children participated regularly in child care in 2011. Of those 12.5% were preschoolers. Almost 90% of preschool children with employed moms are in a child care setting, spending on average 36 hours a week in child care. Even preschool aged children of non-employed mothers spend approximately 21 hours per week in a child care setting (US Census, 2013). Given the amount of time young children spend away from home in a child care environment, it is essential that these care facilities not only provide a safe child-care-facilityenvironment for children to grow, learn, and play, but also a healthy environment. It is also vital the caregivers understand the connection between health and the child care environment in order to provide the healthiest environment for children in their care. The goal of this webinar is to help child care professionals understand how to avoid environmental hazards and keep children healthy in the child care setting.

This webinar addresses:

  • Principles of a healthy environment
  • Potential indoor environmental hazards for children (including mold, asthma triggers, lead, and other issues)
  • Action steps to reduce environmental hazards and keep children healthy in child care
  •  Presenters:
    • Dr. Sarah Kirby, North Carolina State University
    • Dr. Pamela Turner, University of Georgia
    • Dr. Diane Bales, University of Georgia

Click here to watch the Creating Healthy Child Care Environments webinar.