Toxics Reduction in Child Care

We partner with child care resource and referral agencies and the Early Care and Learning Council to educate child care providers across New York State about common toxic chemicals and how to choose safer products.  Through funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, we trained ~440 providers in the Great Lakes Basin and provided direct technical assistance to 48.  Through funding from the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), we trained 75 providers in the Southern Tier.  In 2015, we will be coming to the Capital Region, thanks to support again from the NYSP2I.  This project helps us work with child care providers to create a safer environment for children, reduce chemicals of concern, and prevent further pollution.

Toxics Reductions in Child Care Training Program

Clean and Healthy New York partners with child care resource and referral agencies to present trainings in different areas of the state.  At this time we do not have any trainings scheduled.


What you get from our training:


  • 2.5 OCFS hours in categories 2, 3, 4 & 5

  • Easy to reference 'cheat sheets'

  • Non-toxic sample products for your home or facility

  • Opportunity to become Eco-Healthy Child Care® endorsed

  • Product testing and technical assistance onsite



Want to attend a training?


Stay tuned for training events in the Capital Region in 2015. 

For more information, contact Bobbi Chase Wilding at or 518-641-1552.

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Albany, NY 12207


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