Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education

This Toolkit is a user-friendly resource that helps ECE professionals transition to a ‘green' cleaning program. It is  designed to educate early care and education (ECE) directors, providers, parents, and child care regulators on health risks, including asthma, of commonly used cleaning products and antimicrobial pesticides. It will assist ECE programs in implementing a cleaning program that uses safer products and procedures.

The Toolkit includes a curriculum, fact sheets, posters, a checklist, and a wallet card. It educates child care providers on the risks of commonly used cleaning products and offers reduced-risk and nonchemical options.

The Toolkit was co-authored by Dr. Vickie Leonard with UC San Francisco’s Institute on Health and Aging (principal investigator), Carol Westinghouse with Informed Green Solutions and Dr. Asa Bradman with UC Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health. It can be downloaded from the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health website at:  Hardcopies can be ordered at the Informed Green Solutions website at:

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