Training Material for Childcare Professionals
Ten educational modules on IPM for childcare organized by audience (directors, maintenance staff, teachers and caregivers) and/or pest (mice/rats, roaches, bed bugs, flies, ants and head lice). Developed by Cornell and Penn State Universities' IPM Programs with funding from US EPA.
Penn State’s Better Kid Care and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programs teamed up to bring you “Go Green for Kids,” a monthly tip to provide a healthier and safer environment for the children in your care. The articles first appeared in the monthly Better Kid Care e-newsletter and are now available as a PDF or in a WORD document format so you can modify and use them in your childcare setting. If you do use the information, please credit Penn State University’s Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program (PA IPM).
In this section you will find a number of handouts in connection with our presentations and training material.
Have you ever considered that your child care home or center could be making children sick? Explore the connections between children’s health and indoor environments of child care facilities. Learn safer practices that you can use to help assure that the indoor environment where you care for children is safe.
Use IPM in Childcare Facilities: Integrated Pest Management: A Toolkit for Early Care and Educational Programs comprehensive overview and guidebook of all the factors involved in implementing a top-notch IPM program.