Meeting Archive:
Choosing Safe Places for Child Care Facilities

Meeting Description:

Despite adhering to current state licensing regulations, many child care facilities may be located in an area prime for harmful environmental exposures- such as:  next door to or within close proximity to a gas station, dry cleaner or nail salon. 

Most states do not require a site-specific environmental assessment for child care facilities thus providers could be unknowingly locating their programs in contaminated places.

Join the webinar to learn what is being done by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and its state health department allies to ensure that child care facilities are located in safe places. Hester Paul, National Director of the Eco-Healthy Child Care® program will discuss why the location of child care facilities is important to children's health and provide examples of successful state safe siting programs. Jim Murphy, Executive Director of the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) will talk about how NARA champions protecting children's environmental health within child care settings.

Date: Tue, Apr 9, 2019
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Eco-Healthy Child Care(r) & Children's Environmental Health Network
 Presenter Information
Hester Paul
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Hester Paul, M.S., has been the National Director of the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) program since 2008. EHCC offers training, technical assistance and resources to child care professionals on reducing environmental hazards in early learning settings. EHCC has endorsed over 2,200 child care facilities in 48 different states. The program has received several awards for its innovative and effective approach.

Jim Murphy
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Jim Murphy is the Executive Director of the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA). NARA is an international organization of, and for, licensing professionals throughout North America. NARA runs the National Regulatory Professional Credential for child care, child welfare and adult care professionals. He is also a member of the Eco-Healthy Child Care® National Advisory Committee.