Child care providers are important partners in helping to provide healthy environments for young children. Often, young children spend up to eight hours a day, many days a week in child care facilities. If those facilities have environmental health hazards, the children who receive care there will be at risk.
The Healthy Homes Coalition works to support child care providers in their efforts to keep children safe. As many child care programs are offered right in the provider's home, keeping child care homes healthy is consistent with our mission.
Kent Regional 4-C provides excellent information on licensing requirements, many of which are proactive on children's environmental health issues. See the Kent Regional 4-C licensing page or contact Kent Regional 4-C at (616) 451-8281.
The Healthy Homes Coalition provides the following fact sheets to help providers and parents make sure child care facilities are meeting their obligations to provide healthy environments.
- Chart showing Michigan Licensing Rules for Family and Group Child Care Homes (12 or less children) pertaining to Environmeantal Health (as of 1/20/10, 316 KB PDF).
- Chart showing Michigan Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers (non-home) pertaining to Environmeantal Health (as of 1/20/10, 310 KB PDF).
- Resources for child care providers to address hazards (as of 1/16/09, 146 KB PDF).
Making sure children grow up in homes that are healthy and safe is everyone’s job! The Healthy Homes Coalition is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Learn more about specific ways you can help protect children. Connect with us today!