Fort Funnigan, Sunriver Resort's state certified child care center, was recently enorsed by the Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) as an Eco-Healthy Child Care provider making the facility one of only 1,326 providers throughout the US, Canada, and Australia that serve over 52,314 children.
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.
In 2005, the Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) created the Eco-Healthy Child Care (EHCC) program. EHCC is a free, voluntary recognition program available to child care providers - both center-based and FCCs. The goal of the program is to educate and empower child care providers to reduce environmental toxins in their child care facilities while encouraging parents to choose ‘eco-healthy.’ A video describing the program can be found here.
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