Outlines a research-based, comprehensive set of standards for green child care. These standards are measurable and graduated, leading you up the scale toward the healthiest environment possible. Categories evaluated in the rating scale include air quality, cleaning products, pests and pesticides, lead and other contaminants (such as plastics, formaldehyde, and fire retardants), stewardship, and green living (including recycling and waste reduction).
After completing the Go Green Rating Scale, use this Handbook to take steps toward improving your score. Offers practical guidelines to help you improve your green rating score and sample letters to inform families about the benefits of creating healthier environments.