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The Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) program ensures that child care settings are as environmentally healthy as possible. 


Child care facilities qualify as “Eco-Healthy” by completing a checklist that highlights 30 simple steps that ensure a safe place for children. Eco-Healthy providers commit to reducing children's exposure to toxics and other environmental health hazards. 


Steps to becoming "Eco-Healthy" relate to some of the following:


Pesticides and Pest Prevention

Household Chemicals 

Lead and Mercury

Art Supplies

Plastics and Plastic Toys

Recycling and Garbage Storage


For additional information or to view the entire checklist click the "eco-tree".

Additional steps Little Acorn is taking:


- 100% recycled and 100% recyclable dishes

- BPA free plastic water bottles for all children                              

- Cloth diapering welcomed

- Eco-friendly disposable diapers and wipes provided 

- Natural, non-toxic toys and games

- Meals prepared daily using organic ingredients whenever possible 

- Purchase as much local produce, meats and dairy as possible and a majority of fruits and vegetables are purchased at local Farmers Markets during the warmer months.

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