Information for Government Agencies
Young children are at greater risk than adults from exposure to environmental contaminants. However, most child care centers are not required to conduct an environmental site assessment prior to obtaining a license. Such assessments could help prevent child care centers from operating on sites that could expose children to harmful pollution from neighboring industrial facilities or contamination from past industrial use. This section of the website provides resources to help you identify sources of pollution near your facility.
- Child Day Care SAFER Program, from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
- Environmental Guidance for All Child Care Facilities & Educational Facilities, from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
- New York Daycare Center Licensing Requirements, from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services