[R-0158] S1. Laws, Policies, Procedures, and Ethical Principles

Citation: California Department of Pesticide Regulation. (2007). The Healthy Schools Act and Child Care Facilities. Retrieved from http://apps.cdpr.ca.gov/schoolipm/childcare/ab2865_faq.pdf

Abstract: “Private child day care facilities (except for family child care homes) have to comply with certain recordkeeping and notification requirements when they use pesticides. These requirements parallel those in public schools and child care facilities, and went into effect in January 2007 (Assembly Bill 2865, Chapter 865, Statutes of 2006). The law was prompted by concern about the risk to children from potential exposure to pesticides. Since pesticides can pose a health threat to young children, finding ways to reduce or eliminate exposure to pesticides is an environmental concern that every child care and education professional needs to address. The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 addressed this concern for children in public schools and child day care facilities. The law now expands that protection to children in private child day care facilities.” [p.1]

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Content Focus: Healthy Schools Act; Pesticides; Health, Safety, and Nutrition

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