Environmental Hazards are Child Care’s Silent, Solvable Crisis

The BPC has released an article that details how child care facilities need to be built in order to prevent putting little ones in hazardous conditions, especially when brain development is at its peak at age five. See below for an excerpt.

“Even when child care programs are regulated, environmental hazards that harm children’s development, negatively impact growth and learning, and blunt the impact of public investments in quality early childhood programs can be dangerously present. This includes well-documented hazards such as lead and asbestos. States largely determine if environmental hazards are priority in a child care system and how they are regulated, if at all.”

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Article originally published on Jan 15, 2020.

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