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Let’s Talk…Eco-Healthy Child Care®

December 16, 2013

EcoHealthyDid you know that pound-per-pound children drink more, eat more, breathe more and absorb more through their skin than adults? This means that what may have little effect on us as adults might put children’s health at risk. Emerging science is telling us a great deal about the links between environmental exposures and children’s health as well as ability to learn. Where do kids spend a significant portion of their day? In YOUR environment! That is why it is so important that early childhood professionals become aware of possible toxins in child care environments and consider steps to reducing those — even small steps can make a big difference!

In January, ISU Extension & Outreach will be offering an online series for early childhood professionals titled Eco-Healthy Child Care®.

  • Jan. 14    Indoor environment
  • Jan. 21    Outdoor environment
  • Jan. 28    Materials

Each online class in the series is from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CST.  Consider joining us to learn about making your environment healthier for children (and yourself!) as well as how to become an endorsed Eco-Healthy Child Care®.  If you live in Iowa, register for the Eco-Healthy Child Care® online series on the DHS Training Registry.   If you live outside of Iowa but are interested in participating in this online series, contact me at mrader@iastate.edu.

You can find a listing of all of ISU Extension & Outreach’s online classes for early childhood professionals at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/el-online

We look forward to sharing and learning with you!


Malisa Rader

Malisa Rader

Malisa Rader is a human sciences specialist that misses the daily hugs and high-fives from little people.

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  1. I’d like to take these classes on Eco–Friendly childcare, but the evenings are busy taking care of our 1 year old. Can I take the classes online during naptime and log in at my convenience?

  2. @Stacey
    Thank you so much for your interest in our Eco-Healthy Child Care® online training! We are super excited to share this information with early childhood professionals. This EHCC online series was created to be interactive and engaging with a live audience. We want and need participants to be active and participating in the polls and discussions. We hope you will be able to join us! If not, keep watching our online training website for future classes that might be offered at a time more convenient for you.

  3. Hello, I am interested in the Eco-Healthy Childcare training. I don’t own a childcare center right now, but I am working on it. And would like the information now. Can you please provide more information. Is there any cost for the training?

  4. @Darla Williams
    Thank you so much for your interest in our Eco-Healthy Child Care online classes! You can find all of our online courses for early childhood professionals at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/el-online. The next series is in September. The EHCC online courses are “live” and engaging. $45 for 4.5 clock hours. If you are in Iowa, you can sign up on the DHS Training Registry. If you are not from Iowa, email me directly at mrader@iastate.edu. Thanks again!