ENVIRONMENTAL RECOGNITION FOR CHILD CARE FACILITIES
A hallmark of IDEM's Children Initiative is an
education and recognition program for child care facilities that go above and beyond
compliance with the environmental health and safety regulations to further protect
children and reach out to their families. IDEM awards stars based on the accomplishments
of the facilities. The childcare facilities that can participate include, ministries,
centers, and homes.
- This recognition provides parents with important
information on environmental issues that directly effect children. The facilities that
have succeeded thus far have achieved stars for going above compliance requirements and
completing activities such as asbestos inspections, lead risk assessments, radon tests,
and implementation of integrated pest management strategies. Some facilities have
initiated recycling programs to include fluorescent light bulbs. If you are interested or
would like to get information, pleas call Karen Teliha or Tami Johnson at 317-232-8172.