Creating safer and healthier child care settings--free of harmful environmental hazards--is key to protecting the safety and well-being of our nation’s children. Young children are the most vulnerable to toxic exposures.

Eco-Healthy Child Care® runs an endorsement program for child care facilities. We endorse facilities (center and family child care) that comply with 30 of 35 simple, free or low-cost environmentally healthy best practices found on our checklist. These eco-healthy changes immediately benefit the well-being of young children and staff and create toxin-free early learning settings.  Get endorsed today!



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The Eco-Healthy Child Care® program received the:

  • 2019 Clean Air Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2013 Inaugural Innovation Award from the National Environmental Health Association
  • 2009-2010 Childcare and School IPM Recognition Award from the IPM Institute of North America, Inc.
  • 2006 Children's Environmental Health Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


For more information, contact: or 202-543-4033 x 10


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.