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Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Child Care IPM-Growing Up Green
- About the Healthy Schools Act and child day care facilities
- About integrated pest management (IPM)
- About pesticides and safe pesticide use
- School IPM HELPR
- For more information
- What you need to know about the Healthy Schools Act and child care facilities (fact sheet) ( English, PDF 182 kb) ( En Español, PDF 202 kb)
Frequently Asked Questions About The Healthy Schools Act
color, PDF (365 kb) b&w, PDF (452 kb)
- Assembly Bill 2865, PDF (89 kb) (Chapter 865, Statutes of 2006) - legislation which imposed requirements on private child day care facilities
Pest Management and Pesticide Use in California Child Care
Centers, PDF (6 mb) - Survey of child care centers on pest problems and pesticide use; report prepared by
the University of California for DPR (June 2010)
- News release, "Survey Shows Many Child Care Centers Have Pest Problems, Use Pesticides" (July 2010)
- Pesticides exempt from the posting, notification, recordkeeping requirements, PDF (136 kb)
- AB 405 list of pesticide products prohibited from use in schools and child day care facilities (English, PDF, 159 kb) (En Español, PDF, 82 kb)
- Information for pest control businesses
- Templates - notification, registry, warning sign, and recordkeeping forms to help you comply with right-to-know requirements
- What is IPM? Integrated pest management is a widely accepted approach to pest management that results in effective suppression of pest populations while minimizing human health and environmental hazards. more...
- Integrated Pest Management: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education Programs - This toolkit presents practical information about using integrated pest management (IPM) to prevent and manage pest problems in early care and education programs. Follow the link above to view the Toolkit in its entirety, which includes a curriculum booklet, health and safety notes, IPM posters, and an IPM checklist.
- IPM Training available for child care providers
- Child Care & School Pest Information Series - IPM practices for common pests
- Child Day Care Facilities IPM Articles
- DPR’s School IPM publications - Includes IPM curricula, guidebook, practices for common pests, posters, recordkeeping calendar and more.
- Reducing pesticide use - fact sheets about how to reduce pesticide use around homes and gardens
- About safe pesticide use - DPR fact sheets
- Caring For Our Children Standards - The National Resource Center has information about new bleach concentration in common products. The concentration of most bleach solutions has changed and you could be using too much. How does this affect your health and the health of the kids at your child care center?
- U.S. EPA Product Labeling - The US EPA has a Pesticide Product Label System where you can find specific label instructions for any registered product.
- U.S. EPA Fact Sheet on Pesticides and Their Impact on Children, PDF (157 kb) - Key facts about the risks associated with pesticides
- Useful links - information on pesticides and related topics
- Structural Pest Control Board - information about fumigation for pest control, household pest control, and termites
- School IPM HELPR - for a specific pest, provides management tactics and potential human health and environmental impacts
For more information about the Healthy Schools Act:
California Department of Education
Telephone: (916) 445-5666
Child care facilities contact:
California Department of Social Services
Telephone: (916) 651-0259
For more information about child care IPM contact:
Department of Pesticide Regulation
Telephone: (916) 324-4077
For more information about school IPM contact:
Department of Pesticide Regulation
We hope this Web site answers most of your questions on school IPM (if not, please
send us a suggestion).
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Integrated Pest Management for Child Care Centers (Electronic Notification List) |
Child Care IPM Announcements are transmitted to our subscribers periodically and are aimed at those who work for or with child care providers. Announcements will include information regarding the Healthy Schools Act, training opportunities for child care providers, IPM resources, green cleaning and other pest management topics related to child care IPM.