Family child care homes are unique because they are a workplace, a home, and a place for children, from infancy to school-age, to learn and grow. The following resources are about health and safety in family child care homes. These resources are written specifically for family child care providers and the families they serve. Other helpful health and safety information can be found on the CCHP website by clicking the Resources tab or by using the Search window. The materials are available in English and Spanish and are free to download.
Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for Family Child Care Homes
The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Toolkit for Family Child Care Homes provides practical information about using IPM to keep pests out and manage pest problems in family child care homes. It includes:
- Integrated Pest Management Guide for Family Child Care Homes: a summary of key information about pests, pesticides, and IPM practices;
- Integrated Pest Management Checklist for Family Child Care Homes: an assessment tool to identify where pests enter, find food and water, and seek shelter in family child care homes;
- IPM Handouts for Family Child Care Homes: a collection of resources to help implement IPM such as individual pest sheets, a sample IPM policy, information on green cleaning practices, and IPM for the outdoor environment;
- IPM Presentation for Family Child Care: a PowerPoint slide presentation about IPM that can be used for home study, educational programs, or workshops.