Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Invitation to Join EPA-Sponsored Webinar: "Promoting Children's Environmental Health in Child Care Centers - Safe

IPM in Child Care Centers

Join us for a Webinar on May 15

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Please join us at 1:00 – 2:30 EDT on May 15 for a free EPA webinar on Integrated Pest Management in Child Care Settings.  This webinar will provide information on how to reduce exposures to pests and pesticides by addressing the underlying conditions that can lead to infestations rather than relying on pesticides for control of pests such as cockroaches, rodents, ants and flying insects.  

The presentation explains the relationship between the special vulnerability of young children and pesticides use in child care centers and focuses on actions to eliminate pests from child care centers using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques.  We will discuss how pests sneak into centers, how to exclude them, what types of conditions they need to survive once inside and how to eliminate them. The audience is given a virtual tour of pest-vulnerable areas common to child care centers, including kitchens, storage areas, nap time areas, classrooms, and bathrooms.  Outdoor issues such as standing water and garbage areas are also discussed.  We review the essential ingredients for developing an IPM program, what should be included in your center’s plan and why staff involvement is important for a successful program. By the end of the presentation you will see that IPM methods provide a healthier learning environment for our children, better long-term control of pests, reduced pesticide use, it often lowers the costs for pest management, reduces liability of the facility, and promotes cooperation between staff.

The Presenter will be Marcia Anderson from the EPA R2 Pesticides Program. The moderator is Kathy Seikel from EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection

IPM in Child Care Centers
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

For more info about children’s enivornmental health in child care settings, go to:

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