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Steps To Becoming An Earth Friendly Child Care Business

One of my goals for 2012 was to create an earth friendly program. When possible, we strive to reduce waste by using recycled materials for activities, adding plants throughout the building, so that the children are in an environment that is filled with the beauty of  nature and to expose the children to a better quality of indoor air.

Also,  I am researching all natural cleaning supplies to use in my facility; throughout the day we open the doors to allow fresh air to flow in the building, to prevent from turning on the Air Conditioner. The children must re-use their water drinking cups ( marked with their names)  to use throughout the day when they get thirsty,to prevent waste in the classrooms.

This is just a small list of things that we are doing at my child care center to create an earth friendly program and I thought I would encourage you to join me on this journey to becoming an earth friendly childcare program.

According to the National Food Service Institute, Creating a healthy environment for children involves plenty of active play, rest, and of course, healthy meals. A healthy environment is also one that embraces good stewardship of the earth. By practicing and teaching green habits in your home or center, you will contribute to a healthier planet.

Are you ready to contribute to a healthier planet and create a healthier place for young children? The National Food Service Institute has great tips to empower you to take the necessary steps to moving toward and Creating an Earth friendly Child Care program, including:

  1. Ideas to serve less Process Foods
  2. How to use less water
  3. Tips for using light bulbs that use less energy
  4. How to combine shopping and errands into one trip to save energy
  5. The three “R’s”

Download the entire Business Practices Grab and Go Lesson Color it Green! Moving Toward an Earth-Friendly Child Care Environment Guide!

 

To An Earth Friendly Child Care Program,

Shiketa Morgan

Need ideas for Creating menus that include more Raw Fruits & Vegetables with less process foods? Check out the Healthy Child Care Menus e-Book.

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Natural Spring Cleaning Dos and Don’ts For Your Child Care Business

Source:Divine Health by Dr. Don Colbert

One of my goals as a Child Care Business Owner is to maintain a healthy and safe environment for young children. This is one of the reasons why I follow weekly health tips by Dr. Don Colbert.

Also, spring is a great time to review your health & safety practices or better yet….incorporate some new spring cleaning strategies.

Today I am going to share with you five of the Dos and Don’t of Spring Cleaning tips that has been recommended by Dr. Colbert in his article “Spring Cleaning Dos and Don’ts You Might Not Know.”

Do Clean your air with House Plants. *** Be sure to check to see that plants are not poisonous.

Don’t- use synthetic lawn care chemicals. The toxins in synthetic lawn care chemicals can make their way into your home daycare or center through the windows and through the soles of shoes.

Don’t Use Air Fresheners. The cleanest and safest odor is no odor at all.

Do reduce allergens. Switch to hard surface floors like tile and hardwood. Remove curtains and use easy-to-dust blinds for window coverings.

Don’t use conventional pesticides and herbicides in your garden. They leave toxic residues on your food, and dangerous chemicals from fertilizer can get soaked up into the food through the roots. Use natural ways to protect your garden from bugs.

Read Dr. Colbert’s entire article for more tips. Click here  I would love to read your feedback about this post. What do you think about the spring cleaning dos and don’t in this post? Feel free to share your spring cleaning tips!

With Kids in Mind,

Shiketa

 

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