The Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management (PA IPM) Program at Penn State is helping child care providers become more aware of the relationships between pests, pesticides, and children’s health.
School IPM is everybody’s business because nothing is more important than the health of our children. Proper management of pests is essential in and around facilities housing students, faculty, and staff.
PA IPM's monthly school newsletter contains information on school IPM, pests, upcoming events and IPM resources.
Pesticides pose risks to growing children. This module will help you learn how to keep pests out of early care and education programs and reduce the use of pesticides by adopting integrated pest management (IPM). It uses the Integrated Pest Management Toolkit for Early Care and Education Programs from the California Childcare Health Program. This module is most appropriate for directors who can make policy decisions. However, all staff may use the module for education and provide input on policy and practice for pest management. We suggest writing your answers on the Assessment and Implementation Question document before entering your responses in Survey Monkey. Be sure to follow the instructions in the "Important Reminders" box next to the list of self-learning modules on this webpage. (ECERS-ITERS: Space and Furnishings, Personal Care Routines, Parents and Staff. K7.1 C3, K7.2 C3 and K8.3 C2 Meets STAR Level 2 Performance Standard for Health and Safety.) 1/31/15