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IPM Training for Child Care Providers

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Training Overview

The Healthy Schools Act requires DPR to provide integrated pest management (IPM) training to directors and staff of child day care facilities. DPR staff conducts training at child care provider conferences and other training events throughout California.

  • Required HSA Training

    Online Healthy Schools Act Courses are available!
    The child care center IPM Coordinator and any staff who use pesticides, such as disinfectants or sanitizers, must take a DPR-approved training course. The course must be taken before pesticides are used and annually thereafter. To take DPR's online course or to see a list of other approved courses, check the Required HSA Training webpage.

  • Training Event Schedule

    Training Event Location Date
    California Head Start Education Conference Riverside Convention Center February 8th 2019, 9:45-11:15am
    San Diego Montessori Directors Group San Diego March 20th 2019, 12:30-2:00pm
    California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAAEYC) Conference Santa Clara Convention Center April 12th-13th 2019

  • Previous Training Events

    Event Location
    Family Resource and Referral Center Stockton
    Professional Assoc. For Childhood Educators Sacramento
    California Child Development Administrators Association Sacramento
    Community Action Partnership of Madera County Madera
    California Head Start Association Health Institute Los Angeles
    California Association for the Education of Young Children Statewide
    California Head Start Health Institute Statewide
    Professional Association for Childhood Educators Statewide
    Alameda County 4Cs IPM Training workshop Hayward
    Stanislaus County Resource & Referral Environmental Toxins Training Stockton
    Imperial County "Ask the Experts" Seminar El Centro

    If you have further questions about Child Care IPM presentations, please contact Christina Vredevoe at (916) 324-4077 or

Informational Video Series: IPM for Child Care Centers

Do you want to teach your staff some simple IPM practices without having to leave your center? Watch DPR's Integrated Pest Management for Child Care Centers Video Series to help get you started. All seven videos can be watched in English or Spanish.

This video series is for informational purposes only and not an approved Healthy Schools Act training course. Please visit the Required Training web page for information or to register for a DPR approved Healthy Schools Act training course.