What is the Eco-Healthy Child Care® Program?

Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) is a national program that partners with child care professionals to eliminate environmental health hazards found in or around child care facilities. These hazards can adversely impact children’s health. Join us as we work to create safer and healthier child care facilities!


How do we create healthier child care facilities?

"[The EHCC endorsement] is something that can make a big difference and is easily doable. The health and safety of children in my home is of utmost importance." --EHCC Endorsed Child Care Provider

The EHCC program endorses child care facilities (center and family child care) who comply with 24 of 30 simple, free or low-cost environmentally healthy best practices. These changes immediately benefit the well-being of young children.  

Learn Why Child Care Providers Value the EHCC Endorsement.


EHCC is award-winning!

  • Recipient of the Inaugural Innovation Award by the National Environmental Health Association, 2013.
  • Recipient of the 2009-2010 Childcare and School IPM Recognition Award from the IPM Institute of North America, Inc.
  • Recipient of the Children's Environmental Health Excellence Award in 2006 from the U.S. EPA.

For more information, contact: ehcc@cehn.org or 202-543-4033 x 10


Eco-Healthy Child Care® is a program of the Children's Environmental Health Network originally created by the Oregon Environmental Council.

The Children's Environmental Health Network is not liable for any health and safety violation that may be witnessed at an Eco-Healthy Child Care® facility.  This program encourages best practices and policies.  It is the responsibility of each facility to follow the mandated child care licensing regulations within their respective state.