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COVID-19 Early Care and Education Collaborative

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic response the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) provided support to establish the COVID-19 Early Care and Education (ECE) Collaborative. Collaborative members worked to identify needs and gaps during the early stages of the COVID-19 response and created tools for engagement and relationship building between ECE facilities and health departments to be carried on in a post-pandemic environment. This project serves as an example of how collaborative partnerships, utilizing Health in All Policies principles, can be rapidly established and implemented in real time to holistically address public health challenges and protect children’s health.

Resources for ECE Providers

Indoor Air Quality

  • Indoor Air Quality – Health Hazards | PDF
  • Improving Indoor Air Quality – Keeping It | PDF
  • Indoor Air Quality – Practices, Risks, and Pollutants | PDF
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessment Form | PDF
  • Indoor Air Quality Checklist | Download
  • Indoor Air Quality in Early Care and Education Facilities | Webpage  
  • COVID-19: Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Child Care Facilities | English | Spanish 
  • Ventilation in ECE Settings | Webinar Series 
  • Healthy Housing 101: Ventilation | YouTube
  • Improving Indoor Air Quality during COVID-19 Infographic | PDF 

Cleaning & Disinfecting

COVID-19

  • ECE COVID-19 Assessment Form | Download 
  • ECE COVID-19 Checklist | Download 
  • COVID-19 & Children's Environmental Health | Zoom Recording 
  • Keep It All Clean To Clean Away COVID | English | Spanish 
  • What To Do If COVID Is In Your Home | English | Spanish 
  • Clean Away COVID Thoroughly and Often | English | Spanish  
  • Clean Away COVID with Clean Hands | English | Spanish 
  • Clean Away COVID with the Right Tools | English | Spanish 
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility | Webpage 
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home  | Webpage 
  • Ventilation in Buildings | Webpage 
  • Ventilation in Schools and Childcare Programs | Webpage 
  • School, Child Care, and Colleges | COVID-19 | Webpage 
  • Clean Away COVID Toolkit | PDF 
  • Science Brief: SARS-CoV-2 and Surface (Fomite) Transmission for Indoor Community Environments | Webpage 
  • Surface Transmission Guidance for Fully Vaccinated | Webpage 
  • COVID-19 Social Media Marketing | Toolkit  

Facilities

  • School Ventilation | Interactive Tool 
  • 10 Valuable Healthy Homes Resources for Home-Based Child Care Providers | PDF
  • How to Choose a Portable Air Cleaner | Webpage 
  • Choose Safe Places | Webpage 

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry provided funding for this project.