We are proud to announce our recent national endorsement as an Eco-Healthy Child Care Facility! The Oregon Environmental Council created a qualification process to ensure that child cares are as environmentally healthy as possible, and we are happy to be one of 1180 providers nation-wide that have been recognized by this program.
The Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) program ensures that child care settings are as environmentally healthy as possible. Child care facilities qualify as Eco-Healthy by completing EHCC defined steps that ensure a safe place for children. Eco-Healthy providers commit to reducing children’s exposure to toxics and other environmental health hazards. EHCC received the Children’s Environmental Health Excellence Award in 2006 from the EPA for its innovative and effective approach. EHCC also recently received the 2009-2010 Childcare and School IPM Recognition Award from the IPM Institute of North America, Inc.